City to offer free brush chipping service week of April 9; reserve your spot today!

The City is offering up to 150 households within the City limits 30 minutes of free brush chipping during the week of April 9. The service is first come, first served, and residents must make a reservation by contacting the Division of Public Works no later than 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 5.

Brush chipping will be performed once per address at no cost for a period of up to 30 minutes. Residents may not transfer a portion of the 30-minute maximum to another resident. If residents have more brush than what can be chipped within the allotted 30 minutes, they have the option of being billed $1.82 per minute for each additional minute, or, at the time the reservation is made, can request crews stop at 30 minutes.

Residents must adhere to the City’s regular brush chipping guidelines. A letter outlining the guidelines will be sent to registrants in advance.

Brush chipping will be completed at curbside only. No chipping will occur in the alleys.

If 150 reservations are not made by the April 5 deadline, reservations will continue to be accepted to fill the remaining spots. For reservations made after the April 5 deadline, brush chipping services will take place the week of April 23.

After the completion of the free program, the City will offer brush chipping services for a fee. Residents may also take yard waste and brush to the Isabella County Materials Recovery Facility at 4208 East River Road.

To make a reservation or to learn more, contact the Division of Public Works at (989) 779-5401 or, or visit the office at 1303 N. Franklin Street.