WAUKESHA — Spring clean up has begun at many Waukesha residents’ homes, both inside and out. The city is able to help a bit with the outside work by collecting brush and branches placed at the curb between April 29 and May 3.
The brush/branch pickup will occur on the same day as a person’s residential garbage pickup (note: the city will pick up the branches, not the garbage drivers.) Residents must have their brush/branches out by 7 a.m. the day of pickup and may begin piling brush/branches at the curb on April 15. Brush/branches must be set on the terrace ( the grass area between curb and sidewalk.) Items should not be placed in the street and cannot block the sidewalk.
The brush/branches should be set with the butt ends at the curb (unless the length of the brush/branches blocks the sidewalk — then they need to be set the long way.) Branches/brush can be up to 3 inches in diameter and 6 feet long. Residents should not include very small twigs, other yard waste or leaves.
They will not be collected. Residents must not tie the brush/branches into bundles and should not put them into bags, boxes or other containers. Keep brush/branches loose in piles set on the ground. Residents may also bring their brush/branches to the city Drop-Off Center, 750 Sentry Drive, for free during open public hours the week of May 1 to May 4.