Brush Collection

About the Program


The Department of Public Service shall be conducting its Brush Collection Program from April through October, weather permitting. Please place brush out at curb before 7 a.m. on the designated deadline dates to guarantee collection (See Calendar of Services).  Brush shall be picked up from residential-developed lots only with existing homes, excluding private developments, condominiums, apartment complexes, and any other commercial properties.

Privately hired contractors (i.e., landscapers, tree trimmers) must dispose of brush without the benefit of this program. This program is subject to change due to circumstances beyond the city's control.

Preparing for Brush Collection


  • Brush should be no larger than 6 inches in diameter or 10 feet long, with cut ends towards and close to road. Keep piles clear of obstruction such as mailboxes, trees, telephone poles, etc. Limit quantity to the size of standard car.
  • No fence posts, construction material, railroad ties, wood pallets, leaves, or brush / plants with roots.
  • Wood chips, compost, and double-shredded mulch available at Audubon parking lot, 896 East Pioneer Trail, at no charge. Residents must provide own labor and equipment. No loading equipment allowed.
  • Brush may be placed the weekend before the deadline date for pickup. Brush placed curbside for extended periods of time may be subject to zoning violations.

Unacceptable Materials


The following should not be placed at curbside for brush collection:
Unacceptable Material Alternate Disposal Options
Fence posts, railroad ties, wood pallets
  • Cut into 4-foot lengths or less
  • Contact Portage County Recycling Center for disposal of railroad ties @ (330) 678-8808 
  • Each piece must not exceed 50 pounds in weight or require more than 2 men to pick up
Leaves
  • Bag and dispose in trash collection
  • Participate in city’s Leaf Collection Program in the fall
Brush with clumps of roots, thorns, stones, or brush mixed with trash
  • Tie into bundles not to exceed 50 pounds each
  • Place loose in trash container and dispose of with trash collection
Brush from private contracting work
  • Contractor to dispose of material without benefit from this program