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Starting on June 1, 2016, the Brush Processing Center will only accept brush cut from city of Madison parcels. Loads containing material from parcels outside of the city will not be accepted.

Users of the Brush Processing Site will need to prove the brush comes from a city of Madison parcel. Contractors will need to show a copy of the receipt that contains the address from where the material was cut. Madison residents & taxpayers will need to prove their status to use the site as well.

The limiting of access is because the anticipated amount of brush created in continued response to the emerald ash borer in the region will exceed the storage and chipping capacity of the Processing Center. And this change was necessary to ensure that this city service remained available to the city of Madison.

brush processing center information


Brush Processing Center is located at 121 E. Olin Avenue.

Who Can Use the Site:

Contractors who cut brush from parcels within the city of Madison can bring the brush cut from those city parcels here to be processed for a fee. It should be noted that contractors are barred from using the other city-operated drop off sites.

Residents or taxpayers of the city of Madison with more brush than what can be accepted at the brush drop off sites may also bring their material here for a fee


Processing Fees:

Brush/Tree Limbs Minimum Charge of $17
$34 per ton charged in $17 increments
Wood Chips Minimum Charge $8.50
$17 per ton charged in $8.50 increments

Payment Terms, Visa, Mastercard, Cash, or Check (Checks Payable to City Treasurer)

Wood Mulch Information and Fees

Wood mulch is available for use and purchase. Wood mulch is no longer available from the city at satellite locations and can only be found at 121 E. Olin Ave. Also, we no longer make free deliveries of mulch and we only deliver semi loads - nothing smaller.

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection has certified our brush processing site for safe shredding of ash trees. This means that mulch coming from our site will be free of the emerald ash borer. You can be assured that our mulch will not transmit the emerald ash borer to your property and our mulch can be moved anywhere in the State of Wisconsin.

Up to 30 gallons: No Charge

31 Gallons to 3 cubic yards (one loader bucket) $15

Each 3 cubic yard loader bucket of mulch $15.

Semi Loads delivered within a 50 mile radius $255

All material sold as is. All sales final. No refunds or exchanges.

Payment Terms, Visa, Mastercard, Cash, or Check (Checks Payable to City Treasurer)


7:30am - 2:30pm Monday-Friday. Closed weekends and City Holidays.

Contact Information

For additional information on the Brush Processing Center call (608) 266-4911.