Final Round of Brush Collection Begins Monday, September 21
The Streets Division will begin the final guaranteed round of brush collection of the year on Monday, September 21, 2020.
All residents who need curbside brush collection service this year should have their brush to the curb prior to September 21.
If you place brush out for collection after September 21, it may not be picked up until regular brush collection operations begin again in the spring of next year.
When the final brush collection round ends, the collection personnel will be assigned to leaf/yard waste collection and other duties.
Brush Collection Guidelines
When you place brush out for collection, be sure to have the cut ends all facing the same direction.
Brush piles should be four feet away from obstructions, like fire hydrants, mailboxes, and street signs.
Keep your brush piles separate from yard waste piles. Brush collection and yard waste collection are different operations. Piles of brush and yard waste mixed together will not be picked up.
Worried About the Grass Under the Brush? Use the Pickup Schedule Map
The Pickup Schedule map will show you when to set brush to the curb so it does not sit on the terrace in front of your home for very long. The map cannot tell you when collection will occur, but will tell you when to set out brush so you do not miss your last collection chance for 2020.
The Pickup Schedule map is on the Streets Division’s brush website, www.cityofmadison.com/brushcollection.
How to Use the Pickup Schedule Map
Once on the Pickup Schedule map page, you can enter your address in the upper left corner. This will zoom the map into your immediate neighborhood.
Neighborhoods shaded green for Pickup Pending should place their brush out for pickup because collection crews will be through very soon.
The map is updated at the end of each workday. Residents using the map should check it regularly.
Madison residents and taxpayers can also bring one load of a brush a day to either Streets Division drop-off site.
Brush loads brought to the sties must not be bigger than 5’ x 8’, which means the load would fit into the bed of a standard pick-up truck or small trailer. Loads that are too large will be denied use of the drop-off site and directed to use the brush processing center.
The sites are located at 1501 W. Badger Rd. on the southwest side and 4602 Sycamore Ave on the east side. Contractors may not use these drop-off sites.
The Sycamore and Badger sites are open 7:30am to 2:50pm Monday to Friday. The sites are also open Sunday 9:00am to 4:00pm.
You should be prepared to wait in a line when you come to the drop-off sites. The number of vehicles that can unload at a single time has been reduced to help with social distancing and the overall safety of the sites.
Check the drop-off sites website for more information.
Brush Processing Center
Contractors, as well as residents, can bring brush they have cut to the brush processing center at 121 E. Olin Ave to be chipped for a per-ton fee.
Mulch is also available from the brush processing center.
Additional information, including hours of operation and fees, can be found on the Streets Division website, or by contacting the center at 608-266-4911.
Additional information about brush collection can be found on the Streets Division’s brush website, www.cityofmadison.com/brushcollection.
You can also call the brush collection hotline at 608-267-2088 for curbside collection time estimates. This recording is updated weekly.
You can also call the Streets Division office that services their neighborhood. If you live east of South Park Street, and that includes the isthmus, you should call the east side Streets Division at 608-246-4532. If you live west of South Park Street, you should call the west side Streets Division at 608-266-4681.
For more information about all other Streets Division solid waste collection operations, please visit our website, www.cityofmadison.com/streets.