Streets & Sanitation

Garbage & Recycling


The regular curbside collection schedule will be delayed by one day due to Memorial Day on Monday May 29, 2023. The Residential Recycling Center will be closed Monday May 29, 2023 and re-open Tuesday May 30, 2023.

Road Closures

Ten Closures

Please visit the News & Updates page for current information on projects.

  • Broadway (S. 7th Street to S. 14th Street)
  • New York Avenue (N. 9th Street to N. 10th Street
  • Wisconsin Avenue (N. 9th Street to N. 10th Street)
  • Niagara Avenue (N. 9th Street to N. 10th Street)
  • Ontario Avenue (N. 9th Street to N. 10th Street)
  • Long Court (N. 2nd Street to dead-end)
  • Wiemann Avenue (Saemann Avenue to Garden Court)
  • Highland Terrace (N. 8th Street to N. 6th Street)
  • N. 7th Street (North Ave to dead-end)
  • Greenfield Avenue (S. 18th Street to S. 13th Street)


The Streets & Sanitation Division has 38 fulltime employees, which makes it the largest Division within the Department of Public Works. The Division places a high priority on improving the quality of life by effectively developing, maintaining, and improving the infrastructure and community services.

Water goes down a city street drain.

Sanitary and Storm Sewer Maintenance

Many people are choosing alternative bathroom paper products, such as wet wipes, baby wipes, cotton balls, and paper towels. Many of these products have marketing language that states they are flushable. However, these products are not flushable. Products other than toilet paper are not designed to be flushed down the toilet. They do not break down or disintegrate quickly enough and can clog your plumbing, your sewer lateral, and the mainline sewer. All hygiene products other than toilet paper should be thrown in the trash. A sewer back up at this time, with limited cleaning supplies available, can spread other infectious viruses. Please remember "No Wipes Down the Pipes."

Sewer Backups

The City of Sheboygan makes every effort to be responsive to a resident’s needs and concerns when a sewer backup occurs. The City has a sewer crew whose sole duty is to inspect, clean, and maintain sewers on a daily basis. They are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week to minimize the possibility of sewer problems. Backed up sewer lines, line breaks, sewage odors, and overflowing manholes are considered an emergency.

A sewer backup creates a stressful and emotional situation for the homeowner/renter. In some cases it may cause health and safety concerns as well as significant property loss. A proper response to a sewer backup can greatly minimize property damage and diminish the threat of illness.

Concrete is torn up on a street.

Daily Street Maintenance

Street Excavation and Repairs: DPW personnel make repairs to catch basins, manholes, and crosswalks.

Pothole Repair: The Streets Division makes a concentrated effort to fill potholes within two business days. During the summer months, the Division uses hot mix asphalt and cold mix in the winter months.

Asphalting Paving: Streets employees have started working with the Engineering Division to complete the paving on Capital Improvement Projects. Streets employees will also repair the neighborhood streets using the asphalt paving machine.

A City of Sheboygan street sweeping truck clears a road.

Street Sweeping

Street sweeping is weather dependent and not performed in inclement weather. During the operational months from April to November, the Department of Public Works sweeps more than 5,000 miles of the curb line. Keep in mind that you may not necessarily see the sweeper on your street because operations start at 5:00 a.m. It takes four to six weeks to complete a full sweep of the entire city. City street sweepers also sweep up after car accidents and often assist Public Works construction crews by sweeping up areas prior to asphalt paving.

A City of Sheboygan snow plow truck drives down a snowy street.

Snow and Ice Removal

Snow and ice control is one of the most important and visible activities the Division performs. The Division takes a proactive approach through advance planning, crew training, equipment readiness, deicing agents, monitoring weather forecasts, dispatching crews and public notification.

The Department of Public Works has started to use brine to treat the roadways. The direct application of brine, also known as anti-icing, can be applied to road surfaces up to three days prior to a snow event. Anti-icing is often the most cost-effective and environmentally safe practice in certain winter road maintenance situations.

Winter Parking and Snow Emergencies

From December 1 to April 30, overnight winter parking regulations are in effect between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. For more information about the rules and regulations of winter parking, please visit our winter parking information page.

From November 1 to April 30, a snow emergency can be declared. Parking of vehicles on designated snow emergency routes, boulevards, cul-de-sacs, and dead-end streets is completely prohibited during the period of a snow emergency. Vehicles can only return to the aforementioned streets after the City of Sheboygan announces the end to snow emergency operations. For more information about the rules and regulations of snow emergencies, please visit our winter parking information page.

Streets & Sanitation

Division Contacts

Joel Kolste

Superintendent of Operations

Brandon Munnik

Operations Supervisor Streets & Sanitation

Nate Schanno

Sewer Foreman

Nick Binsfeld

Streets Foreman

Shawn Soucheck

Sanitation Foreman

News & Updates

Recent Streets & Sanitation News & Updates


The regular curbside collection schedule will be delayed by one day due to Memorial Day on Monday May 29, 2023. The Residential Recycling Center will be closed Monday May 29, 2023 and re-open Tuesday May 30, 2023.

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Public Works Departments across the county are coming together to celebrate the 63rd Annual National Public Works Week on May 21 – 27, 2023.

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