City of

District 1

Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

Contact Information

Home Address:

1209 Dayflower Drive
Madison , WI 53719

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
WI Relay Service

Alder Harrington-McKinney’s Updates

Christmas Tree Collection

December 27, 2016 11:44 AM

December 27, 2016

For additional information contact
Bryan Johnson at 608-267-2626

Christmas Tree Collection Begins January 3

Starting Tuesday, January 3rd the Streets Division will begin Christmas tree collection.  As in years past, there will be two rounds of tree collection – if the weather allows.  All residents needing this service should follow the collection rules outlined later in this release. Keep in mind that plowing and other snow and ice control issues take priority over tree collection, and itcould cause delays.

The first round of Christmas tree collection will begin on Tuesday, January 3.  Christmas trees placed to the curb by 7am on January 3 in accordance to the rules outlined below will likely be collected prior to January 17, barring any winter weather complications.  Placing your tree to the curb after January 3 could result in your tree not being collected during the first round.

The second round of Christmas tree collection likely will begin on Tuesday, January 17.  Christmas trees placed to the curb by 7am on January 17 will likely be collected prior to February 1, barring any winter weather complications.  

If you place your tree to the curb after 7am on January 17, you may miss your final collection round. Residents electing to have their trees collected at the curb rather than bringing the tree to a drop-off site are strongly encouraged to have their tree curbside prior to January 17.

After the second round of tree collection is complete, crews will transition to other priorities.  Trees set to the curb after the second round of collection occurs in your neighborhood will sit on the curb until crews begin regular brush collection in the spring.  The official start date of regular brush collection will be announced when that date is known.

Wreaths, evergreen rope, garlands, and boughs will not be collected with Christmas trees. These items regularly contain wire that can jam our equipment by becoming entangled inside the chipper. Please place these into your tan refuse cart. 

Plowing and other snow and ice control issues take priority over tree collection, and this may cause delays.

Collection Rules

Trees are processed with expensive wood chippers. These machines can be easily damaged by metal, wire, and other foreign material. To protect this equipment and the safety of our workers we ask that all residents follow these rules.  Failure to follow these rules may result in your tree being left at the curb.

• Remove all tree stands regardless of whether they are metal or wood.
• Remove all light strings, ornaments and other metal objects.
• Remove any tree bags.
• Place trees at the street edge only. 
• If trees become buried under snow residents are asked to dig out trees.

Drop-Off Sites
Residents and City of Madison taxpayers may also bring your Christmas trees to one of our drop-off sites.  The sites are located at 1501 W. Badger Rd. on the southwest side and 4602 Sycamore Ave. on the east side.

The drop-off sites are open 7:30am to 3:00pm Monday to Friday.  These hours will remain in effect until expanded hours begin at 8:30am on Saturday, March 25.

You can also get information regarding Christmas tree collectionby visiting our website,, or bycalling the brush collection hotline at 608-267-2088.  

Email to a friend Email to a friend

Subscribe to Email List

Subscribe to the Alder McKinney, District 1 email list:

By participating on this list the Wisconsin Public Records Laws may subject your email address to disclosure to third parties. By selecting "Yes" you are requesting that we treat your email address that you have provided to this list as confidential and you are also stating that you would not participate in this service if the City is obligated to release your email address to such third party requesters.




Alder Barbara McKinney 1st District Updates
Community-Wide Event
Current City Updates
District 1 Community Up-Dates


1000 Friends of Wisconsin  2016 Elver Park Community Day  2017 Westfest  African American  Aging  Application  Bench  Black History  Bridge Replacement  Brush Pickup  Budget  Bus  Byrne Criminal Justice Innovaton Grant  Cable  Cardboard  City Clerk's Office - Election Information  City Governance  City of Madison Comprehensive Plan  Coding  Collection Schedule  Community Building  Community Events  Conference  Construction  County HWY M  County HWY PD  Dallas  Dedication  Development  District 1 -  Dohm  Downtown  Election  Elver Park  Elver Park Community Recreation Center  Employment  Equity  Event  Exact Sciences  Fiber  Frequent City Contact Information  Gaming  Hawks Landing  High Point  Historic Preservation  Hope and A Future  Imagine Madison  Jeffy Trail Expansion  Jobs  Judge Doyle Square  Kids  Kwik Trip  Library  License  Listening Session  Lock It or Lose It  Madison Common Council  Madison Community News  Madison Fire Department  Madison Mallards  Mayor Soglin  Meals  Meeting  MLK  Mobile Resource Trailer  Municipal ID  Natural Lawn  Neighborhood Employment Center  Neighborhood Meeting  Operation Clean Sweep  Opioid  Optic  Park Edge  Playground  Police  Poll Workers  Public Health Announcemrnts  Public Market  Public Safety  Race  Race 2 Destiny  Raymond Road  Read  Repairs  Report  RSVP  Snow Plow Updates  Stormwater  Streets/Transportation/Roads  Survey  Task Force  teen employment  Training/Employment Opportunities  Transportation  Triad  Tutor  Urban League Greater Madison  Vendor  Verona Road (US 18/151) Project  Volunteer  Water Utility  West Fest  WisDOT