As a service to all those residing in single-family homes, the city offers free tree limb chipping twice each year. As in previous years, the collection schedule is based on ward boundaries.
The schedule for this spring’s service is as follows:
Ward One: Monday, April 9 Ward Two: Monday, April 16 Ward Three: Monday, April 23
Brush must be at the curb no later than the Sunday evening prior to the designated day of service for your ward, and no earlier than five days prior to that date. Work crews will make only one pass through each ward. Collection will begin at 7:00 a.m. on the designated Monday and will continue until the one pass is complete which may take more than one day.
If you plan to participate in this program, we ask that you abide by the following guidelines:
- Tree limbs must be 4' to 12' in length (the longer length preferred) and be no larger than 6" in diameter at the base of the cut. The brush pile shall not be over 4’ in height at the street edge or over 15’ in length along the street edge. Each home may put out only one pile of brush.
- Tree limbs must be placed along the curb line of your property, neatly stacked, with the cut ends toward the street. If you have a sidewalk in front of your home, the tree limbs must be stacked behind the sidewalk. Brush must be stacked in this manner or it will not be taken. Limbs may not be stacked on the island of a cul-de-sac; limbs stacked in this area will not be chipped.
- No limbs shorter than 4’ in length, bundled limbs, trash, firewood, stumps, root balls, vines, thorny material, lumber, grass or detached leaves will be chipped or collected.
These program conditions will be strictly enforced.
The wood chips will be converted to mulch suitable for landscaping and will be stockpiled at Seibert Park. The mulch, when available, is for pick up and use by all residents at no charge. Commercial use of this mulch is not allowed.
If you would like further information regarding this program, please call City Hall at 636-227-1385, extension 104.