City of
Madison

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Use the Pickup Schedule map to learn when to set brush out for pickup.

Follow the brush collection rules to ensure an efficient and safe collection.

The map cannot tell you when collection will occur, but it can tell you when to set it out so you do not miss your opportunity.

Curbside brush collection began April 6 and it will last until the start of the fall leaf collection season when brush crews are needed to pick up leaves.

Residents will have multiple opportunities for curbside collection.

Residents should anticipate slower collection service than in years past.  Collection depends on staff availability. Due to the citywide hiring freeze, the Streets Division was not able to hire seasonal staff to help with brush pickup. Also, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Streets Division will adjust crew responsibilities to ensure critical operations like trash and recycling collection continue uninterrupted. Crews may need to be reassigned from brush pickup to perform crucial services, resulting in delays.

Drop-off sites are also available.

View Brush Pickup Schedule

The spring collection opportunity is over.  Do not place yard waste to the curb.

Curbside yard waste collection will resume in the fall.

For yard waste disposal at this time, residents can elect to use the drop-off sites.

If appropriate, residents can also mulch the grass clippings or leaves into the lawn, or compost it with a backyard bin.

 

 

 

View Yard Waste Pickup Schedule

Please separate yard waste & leaves from brush. Yard waste and brush are separate collections. We will not collect mixed piles.

What is Yard Waste?

Yard waste includes:

  • Leaves, weeds, garden trimmings, and other plant debris.
  • Twigs less than 18" long.
  • Pumpkins, crab apples, pine cones, etc.

What is Brush?

Brush includes:

  • Woody material trimmed from trees, shrubs or bushes.
  • Tree and shrub trimmings over 18" in length.

Brush rules and regulations for downloading or printing:

Yard waste rules and regulations for downloading or printing: