Holiday Refuse and Recycling Information

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 3:04pm

There will be no refuse or recycling collection in the City of Madison on Thursday December 25th or Thursday January 1st because of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.If your material is normally collected on Thursday it will be collected on Friday December 26th and Friday January 2nd.

Residents should be sure to get their material out to the curb on time as Street Division crews will be collecting in both the Thursday and Friday refuse districts on December 26th and January 2nd.  Residents should have their material out at the curb by 7 a.m.

Because of the double collection, large item collection will be reduced.  Residents are asked to hold on to large items until after the holidays if possible.
The Streets Division's offices and drop off sites will also be closed on December 25th and January 1st.  For additional information visit the Streets Division’s web page at

The Streets Division will conduct regular refuse and recycling collection on Christmas Eve Wednesday December 24th and New Year’s Eve Wedesday December 31st.  Our offices and drop off sites will also be open.

Holiday Recycling Tips

Madison residents are reminded that they can recycle gift wrap, gift boxes and non photo greeting cards in their green carts.  The only exceptions are tissue paper and foil gift wrap. 
“Residents should be sure to remove ribbons and bows before recycling their gift wrap,” Madison recycling coordinator George Dreckmann said. 
Holiday lights can be recycled at our drop off sites at 1501 W. Badger Rd and 4602 Sycamore Av.  The sites are now open winter hours M-F from 7:30 until 3 p.m.