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Thank You To Residents for Following Brush Pickup Requirement to Request by the Prior Friday in Your Zone

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Thanks to the Many Residents Who Complied with Our New Ordinance Requiring Requests for Pick the Prior Friday.

Brush Pick-Up Resumed April thru November, But You Must Request Pick-up by the Prior Friday in Your Zone

Dear Resident:

Spring is here and yard cleaning is around the corner. The City of Burlington is pleased to remind residents that it offers a brush pickup program to assist with general property cleanup. Recently, City Council updated/amended the brush collection ordinance (c. 300). Under the revised ordinance, Public Works (PW) will continue to pick up brush at residents’ curbs from April through November according to your residential zones.

Zone 1  First full week                   London, Yorkshire, E. Burlington, Columbus Park

Zone 2  Second full week             Farnerville, E. Farnerville, Laurel Hollow

Zone 3  Third full week                 Mehlville, New London, New Yorkshire

If you have any questions about what zone you reside in, please call PW 609-386-0754 option 1.

However, the new ordinance now requires you to notify PW no later than the Friday before collection week to have your name and address added to the pickup list, or brush will not be picked up until the following month. Please call PW at 609-386-0754 or send an email to for brush pickup by the Friday prior to your Zone's pickup week. 

To clarify, your name and address MUST be on the pickup list for brush to be collected during the City’s scheduled week, or you will need to remove it from the curb and sign up for the following month.  It is recommended that you bring brush to the curb when it coincides with brush collection week and after you have notified PW.

As a reminder, brush consists of:

  • small branches;
  • sticks;
  • shrubbery clippings;
  • tree cuttings; and
  • less than 6 inches in diameter, and no greater than 6 feet in length

Please do not mix construction material, soil & rocks, leaves, grass clippings, or trash with brush.  

Happy Spring!