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 7:00AM on the designated deadline dates to guarantee collection. Brush collection is usually a week long process and can sometimes go into the next week. 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, 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.

2022 Dates for Collection

Brush collection is usually a week long process and can sometimes go into the next week. Brush must be placed on the curb by the start date listed below. To ensure pick up, please have your brush on the curb by Monday at 7:00AM during that designated week. Pick up is not guaranteed if brush is not out in time. 

  • April: Starts on April 25th
  • May: Starts on May 23rd
  • June: Starts on June 20th
  • July: Starts on July 25th
  • August: Starts on August 22nd
  • September: Starts on September 26th
  • October: Starts on October 24th

Unacceptable Materials

The following should not be placed at curbside for brush collection:
Unacceptable Material Alternate Disposal Options
Fence posts and wood pallets
  • Cut into 4-foot lengths or less
  • Each piece must not exceed 50 pounds in weight or require more than 2 men to pick up
  • 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

Brush- Label

Brush is collected by two crews and are expected to start in Quadrants 1 and 3. Please note that brush is expected to be on the curb by the designated deadline regardless of which quadrant you reside in to avoid any complications during pick up.