Limb & Brush Collection

Each time a storm or significant wind comes through Zionsville, property owners inevitably experience damage to their private trees and find themselves in the position of having to then dispose of or otherwise deal with fallen branches and limbs. Many years ago, when the Town was much smaller, the Street Department would collect and dispose of this debris on an as-needed basis. As the Town expanded, the as-needed service was discontinued. However, an annual collection of brush and limb each spring was maintained to aid residents in disposing of these items. In 2003, a fall brush and limb collection was added to increase the level of this service as well.

Some confusion still exists as to whether the Town will or won’t collect fallen limbs after a storm event, which it will not. However, when strong winds come through our community, it is likely that Street Department crews are sent out with trucks and chippers to collect debris that has fallen on a roadway or sidewalk. Since the crews are not instantaneous, many residents will drag the limb from the roadway and place it alongside the road, from where it is collected by the Street Department.

This can lead to the appearance that the Town is in fact collecting storm damage for anyone and everyone, when it is only clearing debris within rights of way. Residents should be aware that the disposal of storm damaged limbs and branches from trees on private property is the responsibility of the property owner.

Limb & Brush Collection Restrictions

  1. Your pile must be placed curbside by 7:30 a.m. on your designated day in order to guarantee pick-up.
  2. We do not accept grass clippings, leaves, decorative grass, vines, stumps, root balls, firewood, construction lumber or wooden fencing material.
  3. Limbs may be no larger than six inches in diameter.
  4. Do not bundle or bag your items.
  5. Please leave long limbs intact as long as they are manageable by one person.

Additional Information

Limb and brush collection is a biannual event. This service is a means for Zionsville residents to dispose pruned and fallen limbs and brush. It is generally scheduled for the last two weeks in April and the first two weeks in October. A schedule will be posted a month ahead of each collection and each neighborhood is given a designated pick-up day. For any questions,please phone 317-873-4544.