Brush Collection

Residents are provided with fourteen brush collections between April and November in 2016. Residents must have their brush placed at the curb by 6:30 a.m. Monday on the following brush collection weeks:

Curbside Brush Collection Schedule for 2016

  • April 11-15*, April 25-29
  • May 9-13, May 23-27
  • June 6-10, June 20-24
  • July 11-15
  • August 1-5, August 22-26
  • September 12-16, September 26-30
  • October 10-14, October 24-28
  • November 14-18*
*Actual collection dates may depend on weather

Brush will be picked up between Monday and Saturday, but not necessarily on your refuse collection day.

Curbside Brush Collection Size Requirements

  • Brush length must be less than 5 feet long, and less than 6 inches in diameter

Curbside Brush Placement/Preparation Guidelines

  • Tree trunks and limbs from 4-6 inches diameter must have branches trimmed off
  • Lay branches perpendicular to the street with the cut end toward the street
  • Pile brush neatly - do not put brush inside of cardboard boxes or plastic bags
  • Brush needs to be placed in public right-of-way (e.g. grass terrace or driveway apron just beyond the curb head), but not in the street.  Brush placed on private property or private streets will only be collected if the property owner signs an indemnification agreement and coordinates with the City and hauler (Pellitteri Waste Systems).
  • Have brush at the curb by 6:30 a.m. Monday on the week curbside collection begins

Other Options for Brush Disposal

  • Rent a Chipper
  • Hire a Landscape Contractor 
  • Take brush to Dane County's Brush Recycling Center (7102 Hwy 12, Madison, WI)
  • Further information on these options can be found in: Fitchburg's Recycling Guide

Questions or Problems

If you have any questions or problems with your curbside brush collection contact Pellitteri Waste Systems at 608-257- HAUL (4285) or Fitchburg Public Works at 608-270-4260.