Brush Collection

Yard Waste Stickers Waived for August 2 and August 9, 2023 Collections

To help residents recover from the late July storm, Yard Waste Stickers are not needed, but brush must be properly bundled. See bundling instructions below, but disregard mention of the yard waste stickers for these specific collections.

Brush Collection
Bundled Brush Yard waste and brush are collected year-round on Wednesdays (except on observed City holidays). Only residential customers receiving City-provided solid waste trash and recycling service receive brush and yard waste collection.
Bundled Brush Collection
Brush includes tree branches, small tree stumps, and large shrubs. Brush resulting from tree trimming or removal done by a contractor will not be picked up by the City's contracted service provider.

Properly prepared bundled brush is collected free of charge year-round on Wednesdays.

Collection Instructions
  • Brush must be cut in 5-foot lengths with no individual branch or trunk larger than 6 inches in diameter.
  • Brush must be securely tied with cord or twine that is strong enough to hold the material together.
  • Brush may be neatly stacked in a container, 30 gallons or less in size, labeled "Brush."
  • Brush mixed with small yard waste trimmings requires a $1 Yard Waste Sticker.
  • Each bundle or container must not exceed 50 pounds or be too large or bulky to be loaded safely by 1 person into the collection vehicle.
  • Brush must be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. on Wednesday (or after 5 p.m. on Tuesday).
  • Brush must be stacked at the curb, avoiding sidewalks and storm drain openings wherever possible, and not in the gutter.
  • Brush may also be placed in paper yard debris bags with yellow collection stickers.
Brush Do's and Do Not's Large
Bundled Brush
Large limbs and tree trunks require additional labor and specialized equipment. The requirement to bundle brush keeps brush in manageable piles that are safe for crews to handle either with a pitchfork or with one hand. Minimizing worker labor through bundling reduces injury and allows for timely and cost effective collection. In addition, bundled brush limits the number of loose limbs clogging our storm drains during mild rainstorms.

Unbundled Brush Collection
Collection of unbundled brush requires a special bulk collection and fee ($75 for 2 cubic yards of material). When scheduling a special collection that includes brush, keep brush piles 5 feet from other collection items.