One of the perks of being a customer of Austin Utilities is their Large Brush Collection program — twice a year you can put as much brush, tree trunks, branches, etc on the curb and the city will haul it away.
This year we had alot of trees that had died from the drought and monte went to town on them with the saw. We had about 30′ of frontage piled about 4 feet high with brush.
The city is pretty darn efficient in hauling it away. It took them less than 5 minutes at our house, and they were off to the next pile.