Daily Brush Pick-Up: April 1st – May 31st
Summer Brush Pick-Up: Second Monday in July, August & September
The rules for curbside brush pickup shall be strictly followed and will be enforced with no exceptions.
Brush pick-up is a service provided to Village Residents from April 1st to May 31st with additional pick-up days during the summer months which include the second Monday of July, August & September. The Village also offers storm damage removal up to (2) weeks after a storm. This does NOT include tree trunks or stumps.
PLEASE NOTE: BRUSH PICK-UP DOES NOT INCLUDE YARD CLEARING, TREE REMOVAL OR LEAF PILES.
Fines may be assessed by the DPW Supervisor if these items are out for pick-up. (Leaf pick-up begins 10/1)
Tree and bush branches that are less than 4 inches in diameter and less than 8 feet in length. Please DO NOT mix with leaves, grass or dirt.
(1) pile per parcel no larger than 10-foot-long, 6-foot-wide, 4-foot high. Anything is excess of this will not be picked up and subject to a fine.
Place brush neatly alongside the street – NEVER PUT BRUSH IN THE STREET!
Lots with streets on back of property: Piles must be placed at front lot address side only. Do not place piles on the rear side of the property.
Corner Lots: One side of lot only.
Collections are generally completed within one week, if you have not been picked up within that time, please call Public Works to inform them of the missed collection. If you have any questions about the contents or placement of brush please contact the Public Works Department at (845) 677-3022 before placing anything curbside.
CURBSIDE PICKUP OF BRUSH MATERIALS RULES
The curbside pickup of brush is intended for the cleanup of “improved/landscaped areas of developed/occupied properties only”.
The pickup is not intended for the clearing/cleaning out of natural wooded areas around a developed/occupied property.
Properties found clearing/cleaning natural wooded areas outside of their improved/landscaped areas will not be picked up.
If clearing/cleaning natural wooded areas outside of your improved/landscaped areas is a necessity, the property owner shall make other arrangements. You may compost yard waste or bring it to the Town of Washington Transfer Station for disposal. Transfer station passes may be purchased at the Town of Washington Town Hall located at 10 Reservoir Drive. For more information contact the Town Clerk at (845) 677-3419.
BRUSH PICK-UP NO-NO’s
DO NOT CREATE A TRAFFIC HAZARD
Do not place brush in the street or anywhere they will interfere with traffic.
DO NOT PILE BRUSH OR OTHER MATERIALS ON STORM CATCH BASINS
This can cause flooding situations and clog the storm drains.
DO NOT PUT OUT INAPPROPRIATELY PREPARED BRUSH OR DEBRIS
This service is not meant for land clearing by homeowners or landscaping generated by contractors. It is offered to our residents to assist with yard upkeep. The village will not pick up logs, tree stumps, tree trunks, wood, root balls, cuttings, or grass clippings. We reserve the right to remove inappropriately prepared brush or debris and will assess a special removal fee to the property owner.
DO NOT PUT GRASS CLIPPINGS, DIRT OR SOD IN THE STREET FOR REMOVAL
This is not allowed under any circumstance and they are never eligible for curbside pick-up. This can cause costly repairs to the catch basins. During storms these materials find their way to catch basins and may cause backups in our system.
DO NOT PUT OUT PROCESSED WOOD, FURNITURE, HOUSEHOLD WASTE AND/OR POTS
This is not included in the brush pick-up program. Transfer station passes may be purchased at the Town of Washington Town Hall located at 10 Reservoir Drive or by calling 845-677-3419.