Brush Collection

Residents are provided with fourteen brush collections between April and November in 2017. 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 2017

  • April 10-14, April 24-28
  • May 8-12, May 22-26
  • June 5-9, June 19-23
  • July 10-14, July 31-Aug. 4
  • August 21-25
  • September 11-15, September 25-29
  • October 9-13, October 23-27
  • November 13-17
Actual collection dates may depend on weather

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.

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