Brush & Leaf Collection
March 24, 2020 Update - Compost Site & Brush Collection Suspended
Due to the recent Coronavirus Outbreak and the Safer at Home Order issued by Governor Evers, the City is operating at minimum levels of staffing to ensure safety of employees and the community, while providing critical public health and safety functions. This means that some non-essential services will be discontinued during this time.
The compost site typically opens for the season at the beginning of April. The site opening has been postponed and biweekly curbside brush collection has also been postponed, as these are not essential services. By opening the compost site, this would encourage unnecessary travel and interaction that are not essential for public health and safety. Therefore, is not complaint with the Governor’s Safer at Home order. We would also like to remind residents that open burning is restricted within the City limits (http://burlington-wi.gov/292/Burning-Restrictions). Verbal permission from the Fire Department must be granted prior to any recreational fire, and a written permit must be issued by the Fire Department prior to any open burning or bonfire being started. You can reach the Fire Department’s non-emergency phone number at 262-763-7842.
We understand folks, the weather is breaking, you want to clean your yards, leaves and brush and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause at a time we need to be safe. We want you to be safe and #FlattenTheCurve.
Curbside brush collection is available for residents beginning on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Typically, it takes a couple days to collect the brush from all the sites, especially during the Summer months. Please call the Department of Public Works at (262) 342-1181 by 3 p.m. the Tuesday prior to the collection day to have your address placed on the list. Brush should be placed on the parkway (between the street and sidewalk) or in alleys (where applicable). Sizes are limited to a maximum of 8 feet in length and 8 inches in diameter, preferable stacked in the same direction and must be stacked in the same direction. Piles must be separated if they are larger than 4 foot (high) X 8 foot (long) X 4 foot (wide).
Autumn Leaf Collection
Leaves are collected beginning October 15th and will be picked up until about November 15th. The Department of Public Works crews make every effort to collect leaves from each street several times, weather pending.
Leaf Collection Regulations:
- Please keep debris, such as flowers, yard and garden waste, pumpkins, plants, branches, etc. out of the leaf piles. They clog the machines and may cause extensive damage. Piles containing debris may not be collected.
- Leaves should be placed in the street next to the gutter, while leaving the flow line of the curb clear for stormwater to pass.
- Keep piles away from stormwater drains, sewer grates, mailboxes, signs and parked cars.
- Do not put plastic bags of leaves in the street.
Yard Waste Disposal
You may take your yard waste, leaves, branches, etc. to the City Compost Site located off of Maryland Avenue April through November. Visit the Compost Site page for specific hours and information.