Public Works chips brush once a month November through March. There are no specific days for chipping, as it depends on other priorities and the weather.
Here is what the Town will chip:
- branches up to 6″ in diameter
- one pile of brush up to 4′ high, 8′ wide and 12′ long (or longer if manageable by one person)
- trees only if their trunk is 6″ in diameter or less
- brush that is uniformly stacked, untangled and with cut ends facing the same direction
- brush that is separated from other material such as trash, yard waste or thorny plants
- smaller branches if left in a pail or similar container
Here is what won’t be chipped:
- anything over 6″ in diameter
- a pile of brush over 4′ high, 8′ wide and 12′ long
- trees if their trunk is more than 6″ in diameter
- tree roots, stumps, root balls or logs
- brush that’s mixed with other material such as trash, yard waste or thorny plants
- any material resulting from someone who was paid to do the work (tree-cutting, tree-trimming, etc.)
If you have any questions or concerns about the Town’s chipping service, contact Cory Buske at 575-2369. To dispose of branches yourself, contact the Dane County Landfill at 838-9555.