Brush Collection

Brush collection will occur monthly during the first full week of each month starting in April and continuing through November (weather permitting). 

All brush to be collected must be set out by 6:00 a.m. the Monday of collection week, but no earlier than one week prior to collection. Various weather events may change this schedule. NO prior notice will be given to the residents for any changes to the schedule. 

Please be patient as collection may take up to several weeks and is done as quickly as possible. Inclement weather, volume and mechanical problems may also create delays. 

After October, if you have brush to dispose of please refer to the MISSED COLLECTION section for drop off site information. Plan your trimming around the scheduled pickup to eliminate having brush out for long periods of time. 

The responsibility for ordering personnel and equipment into service for a special collection due to weather events shall be primarily with the Director of Public Works, Public Works Foreman or their designee. The Police Department, during evening patrol hours, shall keep watch and assist in notification to the Director of Public Works, or the Public Works Foreman of needed service, if any. The Village President or Village Administrator may also direct the Public Works Department to commence special brush collection activities. 

2023 Brush Collection Dates

  • April 3 (completed)
  • May 1 (completed)
  • June 5 (completed)
  • July 3 (completed)
  • August 7 (completed)
  • September 4 (completed)
  • October 2
  • November 6

Raking of Terraces

The Village of Cottage Grove reserves the right to refuse collection of brush at any time for any reason, if the brush does not comply with this policy. A tag will be attached explaining the violation(s). 

Violation of any of the above may result in a forfeiture action against the property owner, punishable by a per diem fine until such nuisance shall be removed as provided in §1-19 of the Village of Cottage Grove Municipal Code. 10’ LENGTH 4’ WIDE 4’ HEIGHT 7 

Removal may also be made by the Village, without notification to the property owner. The actual removal cost shall be assessed against the property owner as a special assessment on the tax roll. 

Missed Collection

Once a neighborhood has been collected, the crews will not return to that area until the next scheduled collection. Due to varying conditions, specific collection days of the week cannot be projected for each neighborhood. Collections will be conducted in the most expedient methods possible, but inclement weather and mechanical problems may create delays. If you missed your scheduled collection, Village residents may take the material to the Dane County Landfill for a fee. 

Site Information: 7102 US Hwy 12, Madison, WI 53718, (608) 838-9555. For more information, visit their website: 

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