Solid Waste Management Department
Brush Collection

Brush Collection Overview

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Brush collection is provided to all City residential solid waste ratepayers. To find out if you are a solid waste customer, check your CPS Energy bill. If it lists a Solid Waste Fee, you are a customer and you are eligible to receive brush collection.

Collection Frequency

Brush collections are provided two times per year, approximately every six months.

Collection Schedule

Residents will receive a City flyer a week before brush collection in their area is scheduled to begin that will indicate the date by which their brush needs to be set out for collection.

Brush Pile Guidelines
  • Brush pile must be manageable, approximately eight (8) cubic yards or less.
    See image of 8 cu. yd. pile.
  • Set out brush no later than 7:00 a.m. on the first day of your scheduled collection week.
  • Place brush piles within eight (8) feet of the curb.
  • Do not place brush piles in front of parked cars, near fences, trees, mailboxes, beneath overhead wires or low-hanging tree limbs, or on top of water meters.
  • Do not place material at the curb after crews have passed by your house.
Missed Collection

If you missed your scheduled collection, call 3-1-1 as soon as possible to learn about other disposal options.


Residents will be in violation with City Code Chapter 14 if any of the conditions below are demonstrated:

  • Pile is set out when your area is not scheduled to receive collection.
  • Pile contains non-brush material.
  • Pile is obstructed by obstacles.
  • Pile is set out after crews have passed your house (residents may receive a fine up to $2,000 a day, plus a fee for the collection and disposal of material).

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