Brush Collection and Chipping

Guidelines
Collection Dates and Costs

The Public Works Department operates a spring and fall brush collection program for City of Elkhorn residents. (See Collection Dates below.) This operation is staffed by street crew operators who collect branches placed at the curb by residents during their scheduled collection week.

Guidelines

  • Bring brush to the curbside by 7:00 a.m. Tuesday but no earlier than the Saturday before the scheduled pick up.
  • Cut ends facing the direction that traffic is traveling on the street.
  • Diameter—minimum of 3/4 inches to maximum of 6 inches.
  • Length—minimum of 4 feet to a maximum of 12 feet.
  • No vines, rakings or roots. Do not co-mingle leaves with brush.

Request for a Special Collection or if the City's DPW crew are required to return to a property to chip brush because it was not placed in the terrace by the prescribed pickup schedule, charges will be incurred and billed to the property owner.  A Special Collection will be scheduled by the City's DPW office upon receipt of payment.  Property owners may contact the City's DPW office at 723-2223 to schedule a Special Collection appointment during the Fall Brush Collection season.

Collection Dates

When will my brush be collected?

  • Weeks of October 17 and October 31 (Tuesday through Friday):  East of Wisconsin St.

  • Weeks of October 24 and November 7 (Tuesday through Friday):  West of Wisconsin St.

Costs for brush removal:

Brush located at the curbside for pickup according to the scheduled program and  the rules will be collected and chipped without charge. If the crew has to return and chip the brush because it was not out by the prescribed time, or at the discretion of the City the brush goes beyond homeowner normal pruning and trimming, a charge will be applied as follows:

  • First ten minutes of chipping - $30
  • Any chipping after will be at a rate of $50 per ten minute increments up to one hour

Residents may call the Public Works office at (262)723-2223 to schedule an appointment for a special brush collection. The fee is as follows:

  • First ten minutes of chipping - $30
  • Any chipping after will be at a rate of $50 per ten minute increments up to one hour
  • Major storm damage brush collection will be done at no charge.