Final Round of Brush Collection Begins Monday, September 25
The Streets Division will begin the final guaranteed round of brush collection on Monday, September 25.
Starting on Monday, September 25, crews on both the west and east side of Madison will begin collecting brush from residents who live within the Monday refuse collection district.
After each street within the Monday refuse collection district has been serviced for the last guaranteed collection for 2017, crews will then move onto the area of the city within the Tuesday refuse collection district. Upon completion of the Tuesday district, crews will then proceed to the Wednesday district and then onto the Thursday and Friday refuse districts.
Once all of the streets within the Friday refuse collection district have been serviced for the final round, guaranteed brush collection will end for 2017. Brush set out after crews have completed the final round for a district may not be collected. If weather conditions and equipment availability allow, the Streets Division may be able to staff crews to collect brush after the final official round is completed, however it is not guaranteed to occur.
For daily updates on the whereabouts of our collection crews, use the collection area maps on the brush section of the Streets Division’s website. The collection area maps are updated daily during collection periods. Residents could also call the brush collection hotline at 608-267-2088 for curbside collection time estimates that are updated weekly, or call the Streets Division office that services their neighborhood. Residents that live east of South Park Street, and that includes the isthmus, should call the east side Streets Division at 608-246-4532. Residents that live west of South Park Street should call the west side Streets Division at 608-266-4681.
Madison residents and taxpayers can also bring their brush to either of the brush drop-off sites. Brush loads brought to the drop-off site may not exceed what will fit into the back of a standard pick-up or small trailer. Loads that are too large will be denied use of the drop-off site and directed to use the brush processing center. The sites are located at 1501 W. Badger Rd. on the southwest side and 4141 Nakoosa Trail on the east side. The sites will be open seven days a week from 8:30am to 4:30pm and until 8:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Please note that the drop-off services will return to 4602 Sycamore Ave. at 8:30am on Tuesday, October 17. The Nakoosa Trail drop-off site on will permanently close at 4:30pm on Monday, October 16.
Also note that brush contractors may not use the drop-off sites. If a resident hires someone to remove brush from their parcel, they must make arrangements with the person they hired to haul the material away. Contractors, as well as residents and other city taxpayers with a large amount of brush, can bring brush they cut from a City of Madison parcel to the brush processing center at 121 E. Olin Ave to be chipped for a per-ton fee. Additional information about the brush processing center can be found on the Streets Division website or by contacting the center at 608-266-4911.
For more information about brush collection, the drop-off sites, and the brush processing center, please visit our website.