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Bulk Brush Collection

The city will provide free curbside residential brush collection for tree and shrub branches each year beginning in mid-May.

APWA Logo WebThe city is divided into four collection districts, which are identified by your garbage day. Each district collection begins on Monday and takes one full week to complete. Brush must be placed on the parkway the Sunday before collection begins in each area. Brush collection crews will make only one pass in each neighborhood. Brush put out after our crews have passed will not be collected. (Alternative disposal method)

For example, for those residents scheduled to have brush collected the week of May 19, brush will need to be placed along the curb by Sunday, May 18 to ensure that they do not miss their collection.


2014 Collection Schedule:

Note: New schedule - brush collection now begins two weeks later.

Homes with garbage collection on this day Must put brush by the curb no later than these dates Brush will be collected one time during the week of
Monday May 18 May 19-23
Tuesday May 26 May 27-30
Wednesday or Friday June 1 June 2-6
Thursday June 8 June 9-13


Collection Specifications:

Brush must be properly prepared and meet the following specifications:

  • Branches must measure between 3 feet and 8 feet in length, and be no greater than 6 inches in diameter. (Shorter lengths may be bagged or bundled and placed out on garbage day with a yard waste sticker attached.)
  • Stack branches neatly on the parkway with cut ends toward the street. Brush piles that are badly tangled will not be picked up.
  • Please place branches with thorns in a separate pile.
  • Piles must be placed at the curb by Sunday night before scheduled collection.
  • Place brush on the parkway in front of your home only. Branches along busy side streets or rear frontages will not be collected.
  • Do not tie or bundle your brush piles for the free bulk brush collection program.
  • Willow whips, small twigs and vines must be placed in paper yard waste bags with a sticker affixed for collection on your garbage day.
  • Remove all roots, stump and dirt. Brush piles containing nails, metal, stones, vines, willow whips, root balls, stumps, railroad ties or lumber will not be collected. If brush contains anything other than branches it will not be collected.
  • Residents can dispose of firewood pieces and stumps with their normal garbage, (maximum 32 gallon can and 60 lb weight limit.)

If your brush is not picked up a tag will be affixed to the pile explaining why it wasn't collected.

From March 17 through December 12, 2014, residents may also dispose of bagged or bundled brush each week through the City's weekly yard waste collection program.

For additional information, call the Department of Public Works at (630) 420-6095.