Recent action by the Sturgeon Bay City Council has brought about additional fees for those using services provided by the city street department. Here are some examples of changes in the fee structure. The charge for residents of the Towns of Sevastopol and Sturgeon Bay to bring yard waste to the city’s compost site has been increased from $25 to $100 per calendar year. The Department of Natural Resources restricts the amount of yard waste at the site to no more than 20,000 cubic yards of material at any one time. Due to the amount of materials accumulating at the site, the cost to maintain it is increasing. Hence, the need to raise the rate for the towns. City residents will continue to use the site at no cost.
Sturgeon Bay residents will now pay $25 for brush to be picked up. It was collected for free in the past. The city-wide collection will be discontinued and brush will now be picked up similar to the large item collection, on the second Friday of the month, April through October. Speaking of the large item collection, the cost to participate in that program will increase from $15 to $25, effective July 1st. As in the past, a fee of $32 will be charged for specific items. The current fee is not keeping up with the cost of providing the program.
Also, beginning July 1st, there will be a $1 fee for disposing of waste oil. The city was able to offer the service at no cost in the past because it generated revenue. Now the firm picking up the used oil is charging a fee of its own.
Any questions should be directed to the Sturgeon Bay Department of Public Works at 746-2912, Monday through Friday, between 7AM and 3:30PM.