Public Works chips brush once a week in September and October. 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
- the equivalent of 4′ high, 8′ wide and 12′ long amount of brush per occurrence
- 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
- more than 4′ x 8′ x 12′ worth of brush at one time
- 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
- material that results from the clearing of a lot
- any material resulting from someone who was paid to do the work (tree-cutting, tree-trimming, etc.)
NOTE: The Dane County Landfill (608-838-9555) will accept your brush and logs at $10 per 500 pounds or $40/ton.
If you have any questions or concerns about the Town’s chipping service, contact Cory Buske at 575-2369.