Curbside Bulk Brush Collection

The 2019 curbside bulk brush collection program has concluded. Please check this webpage in spring 2020 for updated information. 

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 12, 2019 May 13-17, 2019
Tuesday May 19, 2019 May 20-24, 2019
Wednesday May 27, 2019 May 28-May 31, 2019
Thursday June 2, 2019 June 3-7, 2019
Friday June 9, 2019 June 10-14, 2019

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. 

The brush collection contractor may occasionally place large piles of brush in courts, cul-de-sacs and vacant property areas for collection within 48 hours.    

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 2019 Brush Collection Program brochure

From March 18 through December 13, 2019, residents may also dispose of bagged or bundled brush each week through the City's weekly yard waste collection program.