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Brush collection scheduled to begin the week of April 5.

The Streets Division’s brush collection will begin the week of April 5, 2021.

Learn when to set out your brush for pickup by visiting the Streets Division website,

Once on the page, enter your address into the form to learn the set-out dates for your home.

By placing brush collection out for pickup on the dates on the website, you will not miss your collection opportunities.

What is considered “brush”?
Brush is woody material that you have trimmed from your trees, shrubs, and bushes.

Brush must be at least 18 inches in length so it can be safely fed into wood chippers. And brush should be shorter than 8 feet in length.

Brush collection crews will not pick up yard waste piles.

Crews will not collect brush cut by a contractor.

How many collection opportunities will there be?
Madison residents will get six brush collection opportunities.

How do you set out brush for collection?
Place your brush at the street edge or on the terrace. Do not let the brush dangle into the street or block the sidewalk.

Pile the material neatly with cut ends all facing the same direction.

Do not mix brush with yard waste.

Keep the material at least four feet from obstructions where possible. Obstructions like street signs, utility poles, mailboxes, trees, and parked cars interfere with collection.

Why are all the set-out dates on the website Sunday?
During the regular work week following the set-out date, crews will be circling through neighborhoods that have that set-out date.

By placing brush out on the date given on the website, your material will be out on time and will only sit on the terrace for one week at most. 

If you wait to place your material out after the assigned set-out date, you may miss your collection opportunity.

Drop-off Site Information
The Streets Division drop-off sites will accept brush. The drop-off sites at 1501 W. Badger Rd. and 4602 Sycamore Ave are still operating on winter hours.

Expanded drop-off site hours will begin on April 5, 2021.

Additional Information
More information about Streets Division services can be found at