Annual Spring Brush Pick-Up

brush pileGolden Valley's recycling program includes a three-week curbside brush pick-up in May and a three-weekend leaf drop-off program in the fall, as long as funds are available. The annual brush pick-up gives homeowners the opportunity to place tree limbs and brush at their curbs for collection and disposal.


2021 Schedule

City Area Pick-Up Starts
Area north of Hwy 55/West of Douglas Drive April 26
Area north of Hwy 55/East of Douglas Drive May 3
Area south of 55 May 10


Please observe the following guidelines when preparing your brush for pickup:

  • Tree limbs and brush must be less than four inches in diameter and approximately eight feet long. Stack so the larger ends face the street (limbs do not have to be tied). Do not use plastic bags.
  • Condense brush to one pile per household. Trucks will stop only once at each property, so if there is more than one pile, only one will be picked up.
  • Keep brush and limbs completely clear of sidewalks, mailboxes, street lights and sign poles, landscaping and fences, overhead tree branches, and power lines. If piles don't fit between the curb and sidewalk, place them on the boulevard behind the sidewalk. The contractor uses trucks with automated loading arms to pick up the brush piles. If your brush is stacked near a restricted area or tossed in a pile rather than stacked, it will be left behind. The contractor will not load brush by hand.
  • No leaves, grass clippings, stumps, roots, limbs exceeding the size limits, building lumber, landscape timbers, or bags of garbage will be picked up. If any of these items are mixed in the brush stacks, the entire stack will be left behind. The contractor will not sort through brush stacks for acceptable material.