Brush Collection Begins on Monday

April 1, 2009

April marks the first round of scheduled brush collection in Madison. Brush is collected according to schedule from April through October. The brush schedule for 2008 is as follows;

Place Your Brush on
Refuse Collection Day the Curb by 7 a.m. on

Monday The first Monday of the month

Tuesday The second Monday of the month

Wednesday The second Monday of the month

Thursday The third Monday of the month

Friday The fourth Monday of the month

BRUSH COLLECTION GUIDELINES
The brush collection program serves property owners who maintain their own property. Collection is provided monthly from April through October. Material cut by contractors will not be collected. When hiring someone else to trim or remove trees, you should make arrangements with the contractor to remove and haul away brush.

All material collected is chipped and recycled as mulch or compost. To keep program costs down and prevent damage to equipment, please follow the collection rules.

Brush is tree and shrub trimmings over 18" in length. Brush May not exceed 8' length and 8" diameter.

Remove all roots, stumps and dirt.

Place brush on the terrace at the street edge away from trees, parked cars, fire hydrants, utility poles, mailboxes and other obstructions. Do not put brush in the street.

Stack brush with the cut ends facing the same direction.

Tie small amounts of brush in bundles, using string or twine. Bundles may not exceed 4 feet in length or weigh more than 40 pounds.

DO NOT PUT BRUSH IN BAGS, BOXES, OR TRASH CONTAINERS.

Additional details about brush collection can be obtained via a recorded announcement 24 hours a day by calling 267-2088. You can also get complete information from our web site www.cityofmadison.com/streets.

Brush Drop Off Sites

The City of Madison has two brush drop off sites. The sites are located at 1501 W. Badger Rd and 4602 Sycamore Av. The sites are currently open winter hours M-F from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Starting Saturday March 29 the sites will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. They will be open on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

The sites are for the use of City of Madison residents only. People wishing to use the sites should have some identification that shows they either live or own property in the City of Madison.

Contact:
  • George Dreckmann, 267-2626
  • Brush/yard Waste Information Line, 267-2088