Brush & Yard Waste Collection
Residents are provided with fourteen brush collections and four yard waste collections between April and November. Residents must have their brush and yard waste placed at the curb by 6:30 a.m. Monday on the following brush collection weeks:
Curbside Brush & Yard Waste Collection Schedule for 2021
- April 5 - 9
- April 19 - 23 (yard waste also collected)
- May 3 - 7
- May 17 - 21 (yard waste also collected)
- June 7 -11
- June 28 - July 2
- July 19 - 23
- Aug. 9 - 13
- Aug. 30 - Sept. 3
- Sept. 20 - 24
- Oct. 4 - 8
- Oct. 18 - 22 (yard waste also collected)
- Nov. 1 - 5
- Nov. 15 - 19 (yard waste also collected)
Actual collection dates may depend on weather
Brush & yard waste will be picked up between Monday and Saturday, but not necessarily on your refuse collection day. To ensure pick up, please have your brush & yard waste at the curb by 6:30 a.m. the Monday of the collection week. If you feel your brush was missed or have questions regarding pickup, please contact Pellitteri at 608-257-4285.
Yard Waste Bagging Methods
The photo to the right shows the most ecological (#1) to least ecological (#3), but still acceptable, yard waste set out options:
- Reused plastic cart (1a), container or bags (1b), reusable hundreds of times
- Compostable Bags (1c), ~30 gallon paper bag w/ folded top (~$0.50-1.20/bag)
- Non-reusable Bags ~30 gallon black plastic bag, bag must be left untied* ($0.10-0.20/bag)
*Please note that reusable bags must not be tied to allow for emptying yard waste without ripping the bag open.
Yardwaste Polybags Available
Yardwaste polybags are available to Fitchburg residents at the 2nd floor counter at City Hall. The first bag is free to residents who pay the refuse and recycling special charge on their property tax bill. Additional bags are $2 per bag. Bags are available on a first-come, first served basis. Please contact the main counter of City Hall at 608 270-4200 to find out if/when bags will be available.
What's the difference between brush & yard waste?
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