Burning Leaves and Brush Prohibited

The Common Council recently adopted some changes to the City’s burning ordinance.
With the exception of small recreational campfires, open burning is not allowed.

The burning of leaves and brush is no longer allowed in the City.
Residents are encouraged to use curbside brush and leaf collection services and the drop-off compost site.


*City of Delavan curbside brush collection is now a weekly pickup from April 1st until October 31st each year.  You will need to contact the City of Delavan Message Center at 262-740-3502 and leave your address for pick-up.

Please note that branches must be less than 6” in diameter, a minimum of 4’ in length, but not longer than 12’, and must be stacked neatly at the curb, cut ends toward the street.

Branches smaller than 4’ in length, bush cuttings, or items with roots can be brought to the City drop-off compost site.


This drop-off site is available free of charge to all City of Delavan residents for the disposal of brush, leaves, or grass clippings.
Placement of materials into the dumpsters is not provided by the City.

     Municipal Operations Center    
     490 Richmond Road
     Weekdays from 7:15 am to 3:15 pm, except holidays
     Saturdays from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, except holidays (after March 15th and continuing through November 15th)

Brush dumpsters are not available December 1 through March 1
Commercial companies engaged in the business or practice of landscaping or yard maintenance are not to deposit any material at the drop-off compost site.


The last day that leaves can be left at the curbside for leaf collection in the Fall is the Sunday after Thanksgiving.  Those who leave leaf piles in the curb after that date will be sent an unsightly debris notice from the Inspection Department directing the property owner to remove the leaves.  Spring leaf collection is in the month of April.

Leaves must be placed evenly in the street adjacent to the curb and not bagged.


Read the full text of the amended “Open Burning” Ordinance

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