Chipping Policy

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.