LAKE GENEVA — Now that the winter storm has moved on and power has been restored, communities are turning their attention to disposing of the many downed trees in the area.

The City of Lake Geneva Department of Public Works will be going through the city picking up branches, limbs, etc. from trees in the public right of way (terrace) which fell as a result of the recent ice storm.

Residents may cut up their limbs and branches and place them to the curb; not in the street.

All limbs and branches may not be larger than 6 inches in diameter and 6 feet in length; they must be stacked at the curb.

Any items larger than the maximum allowed will not be taken

Likewise; branches and lawn waste and other items not created by the recent ice storm will also not be removed.

Given the amount of damage throughout the city; an exact time for picking up items is not possible, and may take a few months to complete.

• Public Works will go through the City and pick up items as time allows.

• Items creating a public hazard (blocked streets, obstructed sidewalks, etc.) will have priority.

• Obviously pick up will be halted if Public Works has to plow snow or address other, more pressing work tasks.

Residents should report any downed City of Lake Geneva owned trees/limbs to Public Works by calling 262-248-6644 or via email at

If a tree limb is at risk or on a power line please call WE Energies/Alliant (800) 758-1576

Residents also have the option of dropping off broken tree limbs to the free brush drop off located at the DPW Garage, 1070 Carey St. (same rules concerning width and length of branches applies)

Additional information concerning tree / branch removal can be found here:

The City of Delavan Public Works Department will begin chipping brush next week, accoding to a news release.

Stack your branches neatly at the curb with the cut ends toward the street.

Starting Feb. 28, the compost site at the Municipal Operations Center, 490 Richmond Road, will be available to residents on weekdays from 7:15am-3:15pm.

If you have questions, please call DPW at 262-728-1891.

By Staff Report

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