Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 6:45am
The Streets Division's drop off site at 1501 W. Badger Rd. will be closed starting Thursday July 28th. The site will be moved temporarily to the City's transfer station at 121 E. Olin Ave. The offices at Badger Rd will remain open during construction.
"We are going to be completely repaving the facility at Badger Rd. So we must shut down the drop off site during construction," Madison recycling coordinator George Dreckmann said. "The project is expected to last 4 to 6 weeks."
The facility at 121 E. Olin Ave. is located between the Goodman Pool and the Alliant Energy Center. It will be open the same hours as the other Streets Division drop off sites 8:30 to 4:30 seven days a week and Tuesday and Thursday evenings until 8 p.m.
Operations at the drop off sites at 4602 Sycamore Ave. and 402 South Point Rd. will not be affected by the project.
The temporary drop off site at 121 E. Olin Ave. will accept the same material as the site at Badger Rd. Residents will not be able to purchase appliance or electronic fee stickers at Olin Ave. Fee stickers will be available at all Madison Public Libraries and at the Streets Division's office at 1501 W. Badger Rd.
"Residents using the Olin Ave. facility on weekdays are asked to use caution as the facility has quite a bit of truck traffic entering and leaving the site," Dreckmann said.
The Olin Ave. site also serves as the City's brush processing site. For safety reasons, residents will only be allowed to get wood chips at the facility M-F from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Wood chips will not be available at any other times.
For more details on the temporary site switch go to the Streets Division's web site www.cityofmadison.com/streets or call the west side office at 266-4681.
- George Dreckmann267-2626