Autumn Foliage


Changes in 2020

  • There will no longer be any curbside pickup of leaves for the Waubesa locations because funding for the pilot program has ended.

  • Friends of Lake Kegonsa (FOLKS) is sponsoring the continued curbside pick-up for the Kegonsa area. For the Kegonsa Area Only: Curbside pick-up will occur on the weekends of November 13-15th and November 27-29th. Leaves should be in your yard ready to be picked up by noon on Friday of these weekends. Only one pass through the route will be made. Leaves shall be placed along the shoulder of the road, in a pile parallel to the road. Do not place piles in ditches or around mailboxes, poles, or posts. Leaves that cannot be reached by the leaf collection equipment will be left for the resident to dispose of. Kegonsa Addresses Eligible for Curbside Pick-Up

  • The Town has added 6 new centralized leaf drop-off sites that are available 24/7 to any and all Town residents during the months of October and November or until the first significant snowfall.

Where are the new leaf collection drop-off sites? Look for the orange fencing and signage. Only place leaves in the marked containment areas.

  1. Amundson Boat Launch - Map

  2. Colladay Point Park - Map

  3. Fish Camp County Park - Map

  4. Barber Drive by Quickstop - Map

  5. Dunn Heritage Park - Map

  6. Goodland County Park Parking Lot - Map

When are the drop-off sites open?
Leaf collection sites will be set up sometime during the week of October 5th, 2020. The drop-off sites are open 24/7 for town residents only during the months of October and November or until the first significant snowfall. The Town Transfer site is also available for leaf drop-off on the first and third Saturdays of the month from 8 am to 3:45 pm. During October and November, the Transfer Site is also open Mondays and Wednesdays from 12 pm to 4:45 pm.

What can be brought to the drop-off sites?
Drop off sites are for leaves and grass clippings ONLY. Please do not put brush, rocks, animal waste, or any other non-leaf material at the drop off locations. No bags - leaf bags must be emptied and removed from the site. Non-leaf material will damage the Town's leaf vacuum machine. If non-leaf material is dropped off at these sites, it will result in the sites being shut down.

Will I be charged?
There is no charge for participants to use the drop off sites. Since the curbside leaf pick-up pilot program has ended for the Waubesa neighborhoods, residents who were in previously eligible leaf pick up areas will no longer see a leaf pick-up charge on their tax bill. 

Who can use the drop-off sites?
Collection sites are open for use for town residents only.

Why should I participate?
When rain falls on leaf piles, it creates "leaf tea" that drains into our lakes. Leaf tea contains nutrients that are harmful to our lakes. These nutrients contribute to toxic algae blooms, murky water, and weeds. It only takes one pound of phosphorous to produce 500 pounds of algae. This phosphorus settles to the lake bottoms and continues to feed algae blooms for years. You can reduce these nutrients from entering our waterways and protect our water resources by participating in our leaf management program and managing your yard waste the right way. Whether you choose to drop off or compost your leaves, you will help reduce phosphorus from entering our waterways!

For further questions regarding the Town's leaf management program, please contact Kelsey Shepperd at