The City of Schertz provides a Curbside Chipping service during the year for Schertz Residents. Chipping services will be performed on Tuesdays during normal business hours. Appointments will be scheduled according to availability.
A fee of $40 will appear on the customer's water bill for the pickup of a single brush pile according to the dimensions outlined in the guidelines section below.
In the event of any unforeseen delays, including weather, chip jobs not done on the scheduled Tuesday will be completed on the next possible business day.
All brush and tree limbs must be at the front of the curb of the billing address and stacked neatly for easy access (parked vehicles cleared of brush pile) with ABSOLUTELY NO TREE STUMPS PLACED ON TOP OF LIMBS. All brush must be curbside by 7:30 am on the date of the scheduled service.
Ideally, branches and limbs should be at least 3-7 ft in length but must not exceed 7 ft in length in order to be chipped. Otherwise, the limbs must be trimmed off/down to fit dimensions appropriately. Stumps must be cut 18 inches in length and less than 12 inches in diameter (or split in half) in order for pickup and MUST be placed in a separate pile along the curb. Stumps will not be chipped but must be accessible and able to be lifted by a single person in order to be removed from the location. These guidelines must be followed or stumps will not be removed.
Brush piles MUST fall within the following dimensions: 5’ in height x 20’ in length x 7’ in width and limbs cannot be more than 6” in diameter or more than 8' in length.
The following items WILL NOT be picked up:
- PALM TREES
- CACTUS OF ANY KIND
- BANANA TREES
- PALMETTO BUSHES
- LIMBS, TREES, OR BUSHES WITH ANY TYPE OF THORNS ATTACHED
- HOUSEHOLD TRASH, ETC.
There is no lot clearing allowed. NO EXCEPTIONS.
City employees will not go onto private property to drag brush and/or tree limbs to the curb Line, they will not enter alleys, easements, or undeveloped lots to chip brush. The brush must be at the curb prior to staff’s arrival.
This is a residential service only and only allows one house per pile. Please do not join piles with neighbors, as each house must have their address on the list to be picked up for that date. When hiring a contractor for any tree trimming or landscaping, it then becomes the responsibility of the resident to have the contractor remove all limbs and debris. This is a brush removal service for residents who have not hired professional services to administer tree trimming. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Chips will not be shoveled out of the truck or shot into the resident’s yard with the chipper.