City of
Madison

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

brush processing site updates

 

Entryway sign to 121 E. Olin Ave.

Beginning on June 5, 2020 residents can once again get small amount of mulch for free. The process for obtaining the mulch has changed from years past. Scroll down to the Wood Mulch section for additional information.

Hand-to-hand transactions and payments remain unavailable at this time.  The only amounts of mulch available are the small amounts that can be had for free and the semi-truck sized loads for commercial operations and farmers that have their credit cards on file with the facility.

Brush processing operations also remain restricted.

For additional details about the brush processing center please call at 608-266-4911

 

brush processing center information

Location:

Brush Processing Center is located at 121 E. Olin Avenue.

Hours:

Monday to Friday: 7:30am to 2:30pm

Closed weekends all city holidays.

Who Can Use the Site:

To purchase wood mulch:

  • There is no residency requirement to purchase wood mulch at the below stated rates.

For brush processing:

  • Contractors who cut brush from parcels within the city of Madison can bring the brush cut from those city parcels here to be processed for a fee. It should be noted that contractors are barred from using the other city-operated drop off sites.
  • Residents or taxpayers of the city of Madison with more brush than what can be accepted at the brush drop off sites may also bring their material here for the below stated fees.

Users of the brush processing site will need to prove the brush comes from a City of Madison parcel. Contractors will need to show a copy of the receipt that contains the address from where the material was cut. Madison residents & taxpayers will need to prove their status to use the site as well.

Phone Number:

608-266-4911

Payments accepted:

Visa, Mastercard, Cash, or Check (Checks Payable to City Treasurer)

 

brush processing fees FOR 2020:

Brush/Tree Limbs

$40 per ton, charged in $20 increments
$20 minimum charge

Wood Chips

$20 per ton, charged in $10 increments
$10 minimum charge


Mulch in the Parks

Update: May 29, 2020

Final parks deliveries were made on May 20, 2020.

All parks locations are now empty and they will not be restocked.

 

Wood Mulch Informatoin

FREE MULCH INFORMATION:

Beginning on June 5, small quantities of wood mulch will be available for Madison residents.

Free wood mulch is can only be found at 121 E. Olin Ave. When entering the facility, the mulch available for residents will be located to the left along the fence.

You must follow the cones and signs to form the line so not to obstruct the heavy equipment utilizing other functions of the facility.

Do not approach the booth near the scale.

Do not enter the processing area beyond the booth, either.  

The supply of mulch remains limited and is not guaranteed to be available for residents when they arrive. The pile of mulch for residents will be restocked when possible.

Please note that other mulch at the site is reserved for other city processes, such as keeping trees alive while they await planting in the fall, and also for bulk purchasers, like area farmers.

 

MULCH SALES INFORMATION:

Sales of semi-truck loads of mulch remain restricted to customers who have their credit cards on file with the mulch facility.

There will be no hand-to-hand transactions of cash, check, or credit card.

Contact the processing facility for additional information.

GENERAL MULCH INFORMATION

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection has certified our brush processing site for safe shredding of ash trees. This means that mulch coming from our site will be free of the emerald ash borer. You can be assured that our mulch will not transmit the emerald ash borer to your property and our mulch can be moved anywhere in the State of Wisconsin.

All material sold as is. All sales final. No refunds or exchanges.

WOOD MULCH FEES FOR 2020

Delivery fees and bulk purchase discounts may apply.

Small quantity purchases are not available at this time as no hand-to-hand transactions can be done at the times.

Small Quantities

  • 30 gallons of mulch or less: No charge
  • 1 to 3 yards of mulch: $20
  • 1 loader bucket full of mulch: $20/loader bucket

 

Large Quantities

  • Semi-load pick-up: $250/semi load
  • Semi-load delivery for Bulk Customers: $250/semi-load plus delivery fee
  • Semi-load delivered for non-Bulk Customers: $275/semi-load plus delivery fee

Delivery Information

We do not make free deliveries of mulch and we only deliver large, semi-truck loads - nothing smaller.

Delivery Fees for Mulch

The starting point for the mileage will be the brush processing center at 121 E. Olin Ave.

  • 0 to 30 miles: $25
  • 31 to 40 miles: $50
  • 41 to 50 miles: $75

Loads of mulch will not be delivered to locations more than 50 miles away from the brush processing center.

How to Become a Bulk Customer

To become a bulk customer and qualify for the lower delivered semi-load of mulch price, you must pre-pay for a minimum of 20 semi-loads at the bulk rate.

Contact the Brush Processing Center for additional details on becoming a bulk customer.

 

Hours

7:30am - 2:30pm Monday-Friday. Closed weekends and City Holidays.

Contact Information

For additional information on the Brush Processing Center call (608) 266-4911.