Brush Collection

Monthly April to November (weather permitting).
Collection will be the first Monday of every month listed below.

 April 3  |  May 1  |  June 5 |  July 5*  | August 7
September 5**  |  October 2  |  November 6

*Pick up will start on Wednesday due to holiday. 
**Pick up will start on Tuesday due to holiday. 

2023 Christmas tree pick-up - Week of January 2, 2024

❗Brush must be at the curb by 6 a.m. on the day of collection to ensure pick up. 

In order to maintain efficient use of staff time, Public Works crews will be working through the City once and not returning for brush that was not placed in time.

The City of Milton does not have a site for brush drop-off. Rock County residents can take brush to the Janesville Compost Site and Demolition Landfill at 525 Black Bridge Road, Janesville, WI 53545.  The phone number is (608) 755-3110, and additional information is available on the City of Janesville's website.

Wood Chips

The City offers wood chips from brush collections to community members within the Milton School District. If you would like to request wood chips please complete the online form or contact the Public Works Department at (608) 868-6914.

Rules for Curbside Brush Collection

  • Brush collection is for brush trimmed by the homeowner only. Brush generated by a private contractor is to be disposed of by the contractor. 
  • NO compost, weeds, root balls, yard waste, barrels, lumber, furniture, bags or boxes of brush, or materials containing metal will be collected.
  • Limbs may not exceed 8 inches in diameter. 
  • Brush is to be stacked butt end towards the street in the terrace or right-of-way pointing the same direction as the flow of traffic in piles no more than 4 feet high. If it is not stacked nicely, it will not be collected. 
  • Brush shall not be placed in the street or curb area.
  • All Christmas trees must be free of all items (stands, bags, tinsel, lights, ornaments, etc.) or they will not be collected. 
  • City of Milton Public Works Department staff will provide chipping for up to one hour at each parcel. If brush remains after one hour of chipping, staff will stop and the resident or owner will be notified. Chipping may continue upon authorization of the resident or owner if the resident or owner agrees to pay for additional staff and equipment time beyond one hour. 
  • While many residential properties are next to public property, residents are not permitted to clear brush from public waterways, public natural spaces, parks, or any City-owned property.
  • City Ordinances require that all trees and brush be trimmed to a height of 8 feet above the sidewalks and 15 feet above streets.

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