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NO MORE SCHEDULED BRUSH COLLECTION

Due to staff reductions in the 2010 Operating Budget, the Streets Division will no longer collect brush according to a schedule.

WHEN WILL BRUSH BE COLLECTED?

The Streets Division will conduct regular brush collection from April through October 15th. Brush will be collected at other times of the year, weather and workload permitting but we do not guarantee collection. The new, unscheduled brush collection service will not be as predictable as our old system. Workload, weather conditions, staff levels and equipment availability will affect our progress through the city.

Our brush collection will now operate in the same fashion as our leaf collection service. Our collection crews will begin a round of collection in the Monday refuse collection districts. Upon completion of the Monday area they will go into the Tuesday district followed by the Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday refuse collection districts. Upon completion of the Friday district they will begin a new round of collection in the Monday district.

HOW WILL I KNOW WHEN MY BRUSH WILL BE COLLECTED?

The Streets Division will provide daily web page updates as well as frequent updates of on our Brush Hotline to assist you in planning your tree and shrub trimming. The system will be the same we currently use for the Leaf Collection program. For web page updates go to http://www.cityofmadison.com/streets or call the Brush Collection Information Line 267-2088.

BRUSH COLLECTION GUIDELINES

The brush collection program serves property owners who maintain their own property. Material cut by contractors will NOT be collected. Please make arrangements with the contractor for material disposal.

In 2010 collection will be provided from April 5th through October 15th. All material collected is chipped and recycled as mulch or compost. To keep program costs down and prevent damage to equipment, please follow the collection rules.

BRUSH COLLECTION RULES

  • Brush consists of tree and shrub trimmings over 18” in length.
  • Brush may not exceed 8’ in length and 8” in diameter.
  • Remove all roots, stumps and dirt. Stumps are collected as Large Items.
  • Place brush on the terrace or street edge away from trees, parked cars, fire hydrants, utility poles, mailboxes and other obstructions.
  • DO NOT PUT BRUSH IN THE STREET OR ON THE SIDEWALK
  • Stack brush with the cut ends facing the same direction.
  • Tie small amounts of brush in bundles, using string or twine.
  • Bundles may not exceed 4 feet in length or weigh more than 40 pounds.
  • Brush mixed with yard waste will NOT be collected.
  • DO NOT PUT BRUSH IN BAGS, BOXES, and/OR TRASH CONTAINERS.

The following material will NOT be collected:

  • Brush cut or trimmed by contractors. Persons hired by the property owner are responsible for removing material.
  • Small twigs and branches less than 18” in length. (See Yard Waste category)
  • Firewood
  • Material cleared from lots or undeveloped property.
  • Material in boxes, bags, or containers.
  • Brush mixed with yard waste.


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