Brush, Leaves & Yard Waste

Fall Leaf Collection
Completed for the Season

Fall leaf collection has been completed for the season.  Leaf collection will resume again in April 2022.
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Yard Waste Drop-Off Site

Closed for the Season

Monona's free yard waste drop-off site for leaves, grass clippings, and garden waste (shown above) is now closed for the season. The site will reopen next spring (exact date TBD based on weather conditions),

Brush Collection

The City of Monona's free residential curbside program is complete for 2021.  Brush collection will resume again next April.  Watch this site for more information. 

The city is divided into four districts for brush collection, and each district's pick up is scheduled for a different week. Not sure which district you reside in?  View a map or a listing of districts by street.

Brush Collection Requirements

  • Residents should place their brush at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on Monday of their scheduled collection week. Once the collection for a street is completed, crews will not return until the next scheduled pick-up week.  We cannot ensure collection of brush if it is not at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on Monday.
  • Residents should not place their brush at the curb more than 14 days before their scheduled pick up week.
  • The free collection is for brush trimmed by the homeowner only. Brush generated by a private contractor is to be disposed of by the contractor.
  • Residents should be sure to keep brush separate from other refuse at the curb.
  • Do not mix brush with other yard waste.  Brush which is mixed with leaves, garden waste or yard waste will not be collected.
  • Tree roots, root balls, stumps, and logs can not be chipped without damaging the machinery. Remove any roots or root balls and place these in your regular trash.
  • Thorny brush should be piled separately so as to minimize injury to collection personnel.
  • Limbs should not exceed six (6) inches in diameter and 10 feet in length.  For the safety of collection personnel, brush must be as untangled as possible and stacked neatly in the terrace with ends facing the street or with the direction of traffic.

Dropping Off Your Brush

The City of Monona does not have a drop-off site for brush. Outside of the regular brush collection schedule, residents who have brush to dispose of will need to contact a private contractor.  The Dane County Landfill (located on Hwy. 12 just east of Interstate 90) will also take brush for a fee.