Curbside brush collection is occurring now.
The final round of brush collection season will begin October 1. In order to guarantee brush collection this calendar year, please have your brush to the curb prior to October 1.
City of Madison residents can also take brush to a drop-off site.
When is my brush pickup?View Pickup Schedule
Yard Waste vs. Brush
Please separate yard waste & leaves from brush. We will not collect mixed piles.
What is Brush?
- Woody material trimmed from trees, shrubs or bushes.
- Tree and shrub trimmings over 18" in length.
What is Yard Waste?
Yard waste is a separate collection. Yard waste includes:
- Leaves, weeds, garden trimmings, and other plant debris.
- Twigs less than 18" long.
- Pumpkins, crab apples, pine cones, etc.
How to Prepare Brush for Pickup
- Pile brush on the terrace at the street edge away from trees, parked cars, fire hydrants, utility poles, mail boxes and other obstructions.
- Do not put brush in the street or on the sidewalk.
- Do not put brush in bags, boxes, or any other container. You may bundle small amounts of brush with string or twine, NOT wire. Bundles may not be more than 4 feet in length and may not weigh more than 40 pounds.
- Stack brush with the cut ends facing the same direction. Remove all roots, stumps, and dirt.
- Piles of brush and yard waste mixed together will not be collected. Yard waste is a separate collection with different processing. Keep brush separated from yard waste when out for collection. Brush collection crews cannot feed yard waste safely into the wood chippers.
Large Brush Piles
Brush piles that will take longer than 10 minutes to collect will be assigned to a one-man crane vehicle. The crane vehicle, or clam, will typically arrive within three business days of the chipper crew.
Brush cut by contractors will NOT be collected. Please make arrangements with the contractor for material disposal.
Residents can also bring yard waste to a drop-off site.