Town of Burke, Dane County, Wisconsin

News & Notes (photo by Amy Larson)

  • HIRING: Public Works Patrolman PW patrolman Ad 2022; Public-Works-Parks-Patrolman-Job-Description; Application
  • Residents are able to take logs and brush/branches to Dane County Landfill (7102 Maahic Way) $10 per 500lbs.
  • The Town is hiring a Park Custodian for weekends during the summer months. Please call for more information.
  • July 1 – Town of Burke will be under the Fire Protection of Madison Fire Department (same as EMS services). Open burning of yard waste and other items may not be allowed, please see options below.

Pellitteri 2024 Calendar

2024Yard Waste
Yard Waste will be picked up by Pellitteri the week of April 22-26, May 28 – May 31, June 17-21, July 8-12, September 3-6, October 21 – 25, and November 18-22. Yard waste and grass clippings must be on the curb by 6am Monday morning and 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.

2024 Brush
Brush will be picked up by Barnes, Inc the first week of each month of May 6, July 1, September 3, and November 4. Brush collected must be on the curb by 6am Monday morning and will be limited to material 10′ in length and not exceed 6″ in diameter and one pile per home. The pile can not exceed 4’X4’X10′ in size. NO yard waste, tree roots, root balls, stumps, or logs larger than 6″ in diameter will be collected. Because of possible rain issues, please allow two weeks for pickup. Barnes will work through the Town only once during this time.

The City of Sun Prairie Recycle Center Offers NON-Residents annual permits to access the recycle center located at 1798 South Bird Street. Materials accepted at the Recycle Center include brush and yard waste. Find more information on accepted materials on Recycling & Recycle Center Information.

A Little History
The Town of Burke officially began in 1852 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 in October 2036 giving the Town 185 years of history. 

History of Burke According to John Douglas