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brush processing center information


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


Monday to Friday: 7:30am to 2:30pm

Closed weekends all city holidays.

Who Can Use the Site:

To purchase mulch:

  • There is no residency requirement to purchase wood mulch at the below stated rates.

For brush processing:

  • 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 the below stated fees.

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.

Access to the brush processing center was restricted to only city of Madison parcels in June 2016. The anticipated amount of brush created in the region's continued response to the emerald ash borer will exceed the storage and chipping capacity of the site. Restricting access to only city parcels was necessary to ensure that this city service remained available for the city of Madison.


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Brush 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

Payments accepted:

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 can only be found at 121 E. Olin Ave. Also, we no longer make free deliveries of mulch and we only deliver large, semi-truck 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): $17

Each 3 cubic yard loader bucket of mulch: $17.

Semi-truck Loads delivered within a 50 mile radius $255


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

Payments accepted:

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.