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The Department of Public Works includes the water utility, sanitary sewer utility, streets and storm sewers.  The DPW also maintains the village parks, buildings and grounds.  The village has more than 62 acres of property to maintain. The DPW budget includes money for garbage collection, street lighting and annual spring bulk waste curb-side pick-up. 

The DPW offers seasonal services to Village residents as well, starting in spring brush chipping and in fall leaf collection.  Residents can drop off grass, leaves and cardboard at the DPW shop.  Cardboard does not need to be broken down and can be placed directly in the recycling container.  The shop is open on Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon) during the summer for added convenience.

Brush Chipping Services

The DPW crew provides brush chipping services, seasonally, timeline can be found under Village News.  Brush can be  be taken to the DPW Yard.

Please see the link below for the chipping services policies.  Call the DPW at 626-4310 if you have any questions.   

Grass and Leaf Bin

DPW yard is open from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and seasonally from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturdays, excluding holidays.  In 2023, Saturday hours will begin on April 3rd and end November 25, 2023.

Emerald Ash Borer Notification

On Thursday, June 29, 2016 the presence of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was identified and confirmed at 1041 Fond du Lac Avenue. Kewaskum now joins a growing list of Wisconsin communities where the insect has been detected.

Residents should be aware that it is illegal to move firewood out of an EAB quarantined area, as that is the primary means for the EAB to spread. It is best to keep firewood on site.  Homeowners who would like more information on EAB and the quarantine area, or are interested in determining whether they have an Ash tree on their property and information on how they may protect it from EAB should visit the State of Wisconsin’s official website,, and click on the link for Homeowners.  Additional information on the EAB is also available at Village Hall.

Starting immediately the Village of Kewaskum has a moratorium on planting Ash trees.  The emerald ash borer is a major threat to Wisconsin’s trees.  Once present in an area, the EAB kills all untreated ash trees within a few years.  Even young, healthy ash trees are killed within 3-5 years of infestation.  Whenever making the choice for EAB prevention and treatment, homeowners and commercial industries should review the latest research and decision-making tools available.

Dumpster Permit

Per Ordinance Section 82-112 of municipal code, a permit is required to place nay dumpster or building materials upon any sidewalk, street, alley or public ground.  Permit applications are online or at the municipal building.