News & Notes

The Town Hall Lobby will be open 9:00 to 3:00 Monday through Thursday and 9:00 to noon on Fridays. Lobby hours are subject to the CDC and Public Health of Dane County recommendations.

Building Inspector Hours are Tuesdays from 1pm – 2pm.

Lions Club – The Burke Lions Club has a donation bin in the Town lobby for eye glass donations. Please drop off any prescription eye glasses to be donated and used for those in need.


The new pickup date for the Town is Monday for both trash and recycling (yes, weekly recycling). A packet of information and a calendar was dropped off with the Pellitteri bins. The Special Charge on the property tax bills is $212.58. This is for weekly pickup of both trash/recycling, Christmas tree pickup, and yard waste pickup noted below. 

Property Tax Bills

Tax bills can be found online at AccessDane. 

  • Choose how you wish to search (name or address). Enter less information rather than more.
  • Choose the current parcel if you see many listed. Verify the owner name.
  • When parcel page opens (map on top right) look below map for blue TAX INFORMATION banner and click on e-bill. Remember you are looking for the 2020 tax bill that is due by January 31, 2022.
  • You can PRINT your bill or RECEIPT after payment.
  • If mailing or dropping of the payment, make sure to include parcel number or address and a return self-addressed envelope if you wish to receive a receipt.

Yard Waste/Tree/Brush

Yard Waste will be picked up by Pellitteri the week of March 28 – April 1, 2022, May 31 – June 3, 2022, October 24 – 28, 2022, and December 1-9, 2022. Yard waste and grass clippings must be placed in either a reusable container, compostable bags, or in plastic bags (not more than 32 gallon size). Plastic bags should be left open, untied. Loose yard waste or yard waste on tarps will not be collected. Contaminated bags or containers will not be collected.

Spring Clean-Up

Spring Clean-Up is planned for May 21, 2022 from 8:00 am to noon. This event is for Town of Burke residents only to dispose of incidental bulky household items. Town Staff and Officials reserve the right to refuse any loads deemed to be excessive. Watch for the Spring Newsletter for details.

A Little History

The Town of Burke officially began in 1851 when it separated from Windsor. Burke was named for Irish statesman Edmund Burke, as most of its original residents were Irish. The town is set to be annexed by the City of Madison, the Village of De Forest, and the City of Sun Prairie by 2036 giving the Town 185 years of history.