We consider brush as any type of woody material that could be ground into wood mulch. Brush inlcudes limbs, branches, sticks, twigs, and some types of shrub trimmings. Trimmings that are comprised mostly of leafy material would be considered as "organics" rather than brush. Do not mix brush and organics.
Curbside Collection of Brush
The Department of Public Works will pick up brush throughout the City on the second and last Fridays of the month, from April 8th thru October 28th, 2016. Brush should be piled on the terrace by Thursday evening.
Place branches between the sidewalk and curb with the cut end facing the curb. Branches should be no longer than 4 feet, and no wider than 6 inches in diameter. Properties are limited to one brush pile with dimensions no larger than 4' x 4' x 4' per collection day.
Remove all wire and nails. Do not include any stumps or root balls. Materials cleared from lots or undeveloped property WILL NOT be collected but can be brought to the City Drop-Off Yard at 251 Municipal Drive.
During the non-collection months, brush can be brought to the City Drop-Off Yard.
Brush Collection Dates:
Brush collection for 2016 will begin Friday, April 8. The last collection be Friday, October 28. The downloadable calendar below include changes to refuse and recycling as well as collection dates for Christmas trees, brush and leaves.
Wood grindings from the brush collection are available FREE to anyone. Call the Public Works information line at 335-5060 for availability. All wood grindings must be tarped before leaving the Yard. We reserve the right to limit quantities.
Permit Sticker & Yard Hours:
A permit sticker is required for entry into the City of West Bend Drop-Off Yard effective January 1, 2012, and is available only to residential property owners within the city limits of West Bend. Stickers are not transferable to other vehicles and must be stuck to the lower driver's side windshield of the registered vehicle.
Proof of residency or property ownership and vehicle registration are required to purchase a permit sticker.
A Permit Sticker is $20 for the first vehicle and is valid for a calendar year (January through December). The sticker price will not be prorated if purchased later in the year. Stickers may be purchased by check, cash or credit card (2.75% convenience fee for card transactions) at the Public Works office (7 am to 3:30 pm, M-F).
Contractors, businesses and non-residents may purchase a special pass to bring brush only to the Yard. Please call the Public Works Office at 335-5079 for more details regarding these passes.
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday Year Round - 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Summer - April 1 - Sept. 14 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday Fall - Sept. 15 - Nov 15 7 a.m. to Sunset
Winter - Nov. 16 - March 31 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday (weather permitting) March – November 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (every Saturday)
December – February 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (second and last Saturday of each month)