Land & Water Management

Mission Statement

It is our mission to work with our community to improve land and water management practices to improve and preserve Ozaukee County's natural resources for generations to come. 

Due to COVID-19, the Clean Sweep planned for May 9th has been cancelled and rescheduled for Saturday, October 31st

2020 Ozaukee County Clean Sweep Program
Saturday, October 31, 2020

The 2020 Ozaukee County Clean Sweep is an opportunity for residents, agricultural producers, and some businesses to properly dispose of hazardous waste, used tires, electronics, and appliances. The Land and Water Management Department is sponsoring this Clean Sweep program, partnering with the Ozaukee County Highway Department, Veolia Environmental Services, and Refrigerant Depot, LLC.

The drive-through collection makes this program simple and efficient for everyone.

A $20.00 registration fee per vehicle is required for hazardous waste only. Registration is not necessary for used tires and electronics/appliances, but disposal fees apply to tires and some electronics. Fees must be paid when the items are dropped off.

Click on the links below for more information

General Information/Register Online & Pay with Credit Card
$20.00 per vehicle fee

Printable Registration & Pay with Check
$20.00 per vehicle fee

Accepted Hazardous Waste Items/Items We WILL NOT Accept
Household & Agricultural Chemicals & Materials

Used Tires
Registration is Not Necessary/Disposal Fees Apply

Registration is Not Necessary/Disposal Fees Apply to Some Items

Very Small Quantity Generator Businesses (VSQG)
Register with Veolia/Veolia Will Calculate Cost



Fall cover crop planting

A good first step to improving soil health is to make cover crops an integral part of a cropping system.  Establishing cover crops can improve soil health, as they help develop an environment that sustains and nourishes plants, soil microbes and beneficial insects.  A good goal is to have a mix which contains a grass, legume and a forb.  Remember a diverse mixture of  cover crops may improve soil health, soil function, reduces costs and could increase profitability.  Four basic principles to improve soil health are:

1. Keep the soil covered as much as possible

2. Keep plants growing throughout most of the year to feed the soil

3. Manage soils more by disturbing them less

4. Use plant diversity to increase diversity in the soil

Now would be a good time to think about planting a Fall cover crop after winter wheat; soybean and corn silage harvest. Contact the Ozaukee County Land and Water to see if your farm fields are eligible for cost share funds to try out this conservation practice.  The phone number is 262 284 8313.

Below are a few pictures of cover crops interseeded into corn this past July.


2018 Ozaukee Dirt Newsletter

Quick Links to Information

Cooperative Programs

Discover more specific information about various cooperative programs.
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Cost Share Programs

Read about various national and federal programs aimed at helping land owners, conservation, and wildlife management.  Link to page

Regulatory Programs

Browse through the regulatory programs offered by the land and water management department.  Link to page

Contractor List (Plumbers)

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Friends of the Cedarburg Bog

The Cedarburg Bog was designated a State Natural Area in 1952: it was the second property in the state added to this program. It is currently owned primarily by the DNR and the University of Wisconsin, with some private inholdings.
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Non-Metallic Mining

Find basic permits, regulatory plans, and basic information about non-metallic mining here. Link to page

Shoreline Stability

View information on shoreline stability, erosion, and find helpful resources.
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Ulao Creek

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Flood Protection

Learn how to take action in protecting your family, property, and self from floods.

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Shoreland Zoning Permit Application

permit applications
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