A. FEE: $45.00 for Initial 30 Minutes – Fee is non-refundable
Any chipping that exceeds 30 minutes will be billed to the property owner at the rate of $1.65 per minute, plus 10.5% overhead added to cover administrative expenses.
B. Brush must originate from the property.
C. Brush should be placed at the curbside or in the alley (City viable alleys only) no earlier than the week before the scheduled pick up and no later than 7:00 a.m. on the Monday of the chipping week.
D. Brush must be neatly piled with the cut ends of the branches facing the street or alley. Failure to do so will delay chipping until the pile is correctly stacked.
E. BRUSH ONLY PLEASE – thorns/thorn bushes, grass clippings, leaves, stumps, roots, weeds, vines, flowers, wire, trim board, lumber, etc., are not permitted.
F. Tree limbs up to eight inches (8”) in diameter are acceptable.
G. The brush pile must not obstruct city sidewalk, right-of-way (generally the area between the curb and sidewalk) or view of traffic.
H. The brush chipping service is available the second and fourth weeks of the month yearround, weather-permitting.
I. The brush chipping schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather conditions, number of chipping locations, and other obligations of City crews at the discretion of the Street Department superintendent. Please note City crews will make every effort to complete the chipping in a timely manner. However, brush may not necessarily be chipped on Mondays of the chipping week. If your brush has not been chipped by Friday of the chipping week, please contact Public Works at 779-5401.
J. Application and payment must be made no later than 4:30 p.m. on the Thursday before the collection week. Application and payment can be made:
The City has partnered with a credit card processing agency to provide you the option to pay for brush chipping via credit card. There is a $2.00 “convenience fee” applied to your credit card for this service.
Or you can pay directly from any savings or checking account with no associated fees.
To pay online click the “Pay Now” button located at the bottom of this form.
Under “Building Permit Number” enter the address where brush will be chipped. After payment has been submitted you will receive a confirmation number, come back to this application page and add the confirmation number in the space below, and hit "SUBMIT." If you do not do this step, we will not receive your application.
Print this form via the button at the bottom of the page and mail your payment to Public Works, 320 West Broadway St., Mt. Pleasant, MI
Place it in an envelope, along with your payment, and drop it in the after- hours drop box
located at the east end of the parking lot behind City Hall
In person at the Treasurer’s office at City Hall or Public Works office