As a service to single-family homes in Manchester, the city offers free tree limb chipping service twice per year. The collection schedule is based on ward boundaries and typically occurs in April and October.
*Guidelines have now been changed to allow residents to put brush piles out at the curb up to 30' in length. The guideline previously only allowed brush piles up to 15' in length.
Brush must be at the curb no later than the Sunday evening prior to the designated day of service for your ward, and no earlier than five days prior to that date. Work crews will make one pass through each ward. The collection will begin at 7:00 a.m. on the designated Monday and will continue until the one pass is complete which may take more than one day.
If you plan to participate in this service, we ask you to abide by the following guidelines:
- Tree limbs must be 4’ to 12’ in length (the longer length is preferred) and be no larger than 6" in diameter at the base of the cut. The brush pile shall not be over 4’ in height at the street edge or more than 30’ in length along the street edge. Each home may put out only one pile of brush.
- Tree limbs must be placed along the curb line of your property, neatly stacked, with the cut ends toward the street. If you have a sidewalk in front of your home, the tree limbs must be stacked behind, not on, the sidewalk. Brush must be stacked in this manner or it will not be taken. Limbs may not be stacked on the island of a cul-de-sac.
- No limbs shorter than 4’ in length, bundled limbs, trash, firewood, stumps, root balls, vines, thorny material, lumber, grass or detached leaves will be chipped or collected.
- These program conditions will be strictly enforced.
The wood chips are converted to mulch suitable for landscaping and will be stockpiled at Seibert Park. When available, this mulch is for pick up and use by residents at no charge. Commercial use of this mulch is not allowed.