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Beautification and Landscaping
Disposal Of Appliances, Tires, Construction And Demolition Debris
Driveway Approach – Culvert Permit Application
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Property Line Information
Refuse Carts And Recycling Carts (Lost / Repair / Replacement)
Recycling Center (Hours & Locations)
Refuse Collection (Commercial)
Refuse Collection (Residential)
Right-of-Way Permit Application/Permit
Sanitary & Storm Sewer Maintenance
Snow Plowing – Tips & Information
Traffic Problems And Suggestions (Signs And Lights)
Village Signs And Sign Maintenance
Yard Waste Collection (Residential)Questions
Beautification and Landscaping
- The enhancement and maintenance of the Village’s greenery and landscaping is important. So much so, a standing committee of the Village Board, called the Beautification Committee, is in place to address beautification issues. The committee is involved with proposing and carrying out public beautification improvements, as well as reviewing landscaping plans for private developments. The Department of Public Works manages the contracts for the improvements and maintenance.
- If you have any ideas that will help further beautify the Village, would like to “Adopt-a-Flower Bed”, or seek information on the Urban Forest – please contact the Department of Public Works.
- Residents are encouraged to practice composting as an effort to divert waste from area landfills and utilize green grass clippings (which are not collected as part of the yard waste collection program).
- If you wish to begin composting on your Brown Deer property, it is important to be aware of the requirements of the Village Code with regards to composting in the Village. Click here to review Volume I, Chapter VI, Section 6-30.06 of the Village Code that sets requirements for composting in the Village.
- For disposal of household appliances contact Refrigerant Depot LLC at (414)627-1152
- Tires (on or off the rims) are not collected either at the curb or at the recycling center. Residents may dispose of their tires on their own, for a fee, at the Orchard Ridge Landfill. Contact Orchard Ridge directly at (262) 253-8620 for disposal and fee information. Otherwise, private companies may collect tires for a fee – check the Yellow Pages for tire disposal companies.
- Construction and demolition debris is not collected as part of Village waste or recycling collection. Residents must privately haul construction and demolition waste to a landfill, or have it removed by a contractor.
- Other miscellaneous items may or may not be accepted at the curb. Contact the Public Works 357-0120 for guidance on questionable items.
Driveway Approach & Culvert Permits
- All culvert replacements are done by the Village of Brown Deer, Department of Public Works. An inspection of your existing culvert is necessary before completion or issuance of permit. Please contact the Department of Public Works to schedule a culvert inspection well in advance of drive replacement (10 (Ten) working day minimum). Permit fees must be paid in advance of permit being issued; fees associated with culvert replacement will be billed following completion of work.
- The Village of Brown Deer participates in the MMSD Household Hazardous Waste Collection program. Residents may also drop off household hazardous waste at the permanent drop off facilities. For information on the mobile and permanent household hazardous waste drop off programs, visit the MMSD website. This site will also give you information on the types of materials which are considered hazardous household waste.
- Prior to the winter snow plowing season is the time to check the condition and location of your mailbox/newspaper box. The post for these boxes should be 24 inches from the edge of the road pavement or 18 inches behind the curbing; at a height of 42 to 48 inches from the bottom of the box support to the pavement of the road; not extending over the road or beyond the curbing. Posts should not be any larger than a 4×4 wood post or 2 inch pipe. The Village is only responsible if the plow strikes the mailbox. The Village will not replace mailboxes which are unable to withstand the force of snow. The Public Works Department will place a temporary mailbox for your use, and repair/replace the damaged box and post as soon as the weather permits. The Village is not responsible for replacing designer boxes, posts, or any style of newspaper boxes.
Residents can pick up mulch at the Recycling Center, 8717 N. 43rd Street. Residents must provide their own containers and a pitch fork or shovel. The Village will deliver mulch, however the Mulch Delivery Order Form needs to be completed and payment received at Village Hall.
- $55 for 3 yards
- $65 for 5 yards
- Deliveries take place on Friday and are subject to adequate mulch supply and will only be placed on driveways.
- Orders must be placed and paid for by Wednesday at 4 p.m. to insure a Friday delivery.
- Mulch is not treated, dyed or exclusively hardwood. Consistency of mulch varies. Mulch is a mixture of limbs and brush that are brought into the recycling center and put through a tub grinder.
- Report potholes in the public streets to the Public Works Department.
- Village households are provided with bi-weekly recycling collection. The Village contracts with Advanced Disposal to provide this service.
- One 96 gallon recycling cart is provided to each residence, no sorting of recycling is necessary, however to minimize loose debris and litter when the trucks are emptied consider bagging your recyclables. Recycling may be co-mingled and includes -glass, aluminum, plastic, cardboard and paper. You do not have to remove labels, just rinse what is sticky or stinky.
- Your recycling collection day is the same as your refuse collection day. Contact Village Hall – (414) 371-3000 or Public Works – (414) 357-0120 to find out what your collection day is.
- Other miscellaneous items may (for a fee) or may not be accepted at the curb. Contact the Advanced Disposal (262) 679-0860 for guidance on questionable items.
- Each Village residence is entitled to one 96 gallon wheeled refuse cart. If you have refuse that exceeds the capacity of the cart, you must contact Advanced Disposal (262) 679-0860 for a special pick up. Special pick ups are outside of the Village contract with all fees being due to Advanced Disposal. A second refuse cart can be obtained for a yearly fee for the additional collection and disposal.
- If your refuse cart is lost or damaged, contact the Public Works – (414) 357-0120 to schedule a replacement/pickup. There is no cost to replace your refuse cart from normal use (there is a charge for damage other than normal use), however you must turn in your damaged cart in order to receive a new or repaired cart.
- Each residence is also entitled to one 96 gallon wheeled recycling cart. If you have recycling that exceeds the capacity of your cart, you may take the additional recycling to the Recycling Center. If your recycling cart is lost or damaged, contact the Public Works – (414) 357-0120 to schedule a replacement/pickup. There is no cost to replace your recycing cart from normal use (there is a charge for damage other than normal use), however you must turn in your damaged cart in order to receive a new or repaired cart. Contact the Department for further information.
- The Recycling Center is located at 8717 North 43rd Street (just south of the North Shore Fire Department).
Hours of Operation:
Year Round – Saturdays 10:00am – 5:00pm
April to the end of September: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00pm – 8:00pm
October to the end of November: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00pm – 6:00pm
During times of adverse weather the Recycling Center may close early. When placing materials at the Recycling Center, please follow the Attendant’s directions. DO NOT leave materials at the Recycling Center during closed hours.
- To download and print a copy of the instructions, you must use the Adobe Acrobat Reader program. If it is not already installed on your computer, please first visit the Adobe Web site to download your free Adobe Web site. You will only need to do this one time. Then you will be able to view and print other forms on this website, at your own convenience.
- Private business are required to contract for their own private waste hauling.
- Village households are provided with once-per-week refuse collection. The Village contracts with Advanced Disposal to provide this service. If you are having problems with your service or had a missed pick-up, contact Advanced Disposal at (262) 679-0860.
- Each household is provided with one 96 gallon refuse cart for household refuse collection. See the REFUSE CART AND RECYCLING CART section above for more information.
- Your bi-weekly recycling collection day is the same as your weekly refuse collection day. Contact Village Hall – (414) 371-3000 or Public Works – (414) 357-0120 to find out what your collection day is.
- The Village maintains a regular sewer maintenance program. Sewers are flushed on a regular schedule and sewer lines are checked/sealed on a rotating schedule and as-needed basis.
- Unfortunately, sewer backups occur from time to time. In most cases the backups are due to foreign bodies in the sewer lines, such as tree roots or paper products improperly flushed into the sewer system. This is why the sewer system is regularly maintained and checked on a specific schedule by Village crews. However, if you happen to notice a sewer backup at your residence it is important to notify the Village quickly. Contact the Department of Public Works between the hours of 7:00 AM and 3:30 PM, or contact the Brown Deer Police Department at any other time.
- The Village has a regular sidewalk inspection and maintenance program. If you notice sidewalk problems that requires attention by the Village, please contact the Public Works Department.
- The Village begins plowing operations when 2 inches of snow has fallen on the roads. Village streets are plowed by priority – that is the streets with the most traffic are done first and streets with the least amount of traffic are last. When a “Snow Emergency” is declared, no parking is allowed on Village streets. The Department tries to minimize the use of deicers and the Village does not maintain a “clear pavement” policy.
- A “windrow” occurs when a plow leaves a row of snow in the driveway that you just shoveled clean. There’s nothing that the driver can do to prevent this. It is a factor of snow, time and physics. But you as a homeowner may be able to help yourself to reduce the impact of windrow. It is suggested that you clear a pocket in the snow next to the driveway along the shoulder or curb. When the plow passes, most of the snow load will go into the pocket and minimize the windrow in the driveway. The drivers try to be careful not to knock snow into a driveway, but most times a windrow is inevitable. For more information, contact the Public Works at (414) 357-0120 between 7:00 A.M and 3:30 P.M.
- The Village undertakes an annual Street Maintenance Program. The street maintenance program is intended to be a proactive and preventative maintenance effort to improve aging street infrastructure and conditions. However, particular and immediate attention is paid to address streets in critical or severe condition. You may contact the Public Works Department or Community Development Department to report street problems or inquire about the upcoming street maintenance schedule.
- The Village’s Traffic and Public Safety Committee Traffic and Public Safety Committee meets monthly to discuss and consider traffic problems and issues in the Village. If you have a traffic concern, please contact the Police Department or Public Works Department.. Village personnel may be able to address your concern immediately, or the item may be forwarded to the committee for further consideration.
- Traffic signs in the Village may be the responsibility of the Village, County or State, depending on the location and purpose of the sign. If you have noticed a sign problem (such as a sign knocked over or hidden by vegetation), please contact the Public Works Department.
- Yard waste collection takes place on thirteen (13) designated weeks throughout the year. The Recycling and Yard Waste Collection Schedule is mailed to each resident with their tax bill. A copy of the calendar can be found on the Village website (link here)YARD WASTE COLLECTIONYARD WASTE SHOULD ONLY BE PLACED CURBSIDE DURING DESIGNATED COLLECTION WEEKS. Do not stockpile yard waste at the road as it is a violation of Village Code.
- Yard waste and leaves shall be placed in one or more sealed paper yard waste bags or 30 gallon containers, clearly marked “YARD WASTE” with a tight fitting cover. Do not seal with duct tape as it does not decompose.
- Brush placed at the curbside shall be bundled and tied in lengths no longer than FIVE (5) feet with cut ends in the same direction and weighing no more than 50lbs.
- Any trunks or branches more than 6 inches in diameter shall be taken to the recycling center.
- Yard waste can also be taken to the Recycling Center during open hours ONLY. Brush does not have to be bundled when taken to the Recycling Center.
- Green grass clippings are NOT accepted curbside or at the Recycling Center. Consider mulching or composting.
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- If you have any questions, would like further information, or want to make a comment, please call the Department of Public Works at (414) 357-0120.