Curbside Bulk Brush Collection

Changes to Brush Collection

This year's curbside bulk brush collection program has been divided into five collection districts, or weeks. Previously, the collection districts were divided into four weeks. Adding an additional week provides better efficiency and ensures that each district collection is completed on schedule.

Homes with garbage collection on this dayMust put brush by the curb no later than these datesBrush will be collected one time during the week of
Monday May 14, 2017 May 15-19, 2017
Tuesday May 21, 2017 May 22-26, 2017
Wednesday May 29, 2017 May 30-June 2, 2017
Thursday June 4, 2017 June 5-9, 2017
Friday June 11, 2017 June 12-16, 2017

The City provides free curbside residential brush collection for tree and shrub branches each year beginning in mid-May.

The city is divided into five 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. 

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 place brush in the street.
  • 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.

View 2017 Brush Collection Program brochure

From March 13 through December 15, 2017, residents may also dispose of bagged or bundled brush each week through the City's weekly yard waste collection program.

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