Collection Schedule for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 5:01am

There will be a no refuse and recycling collection on Thursday November 24th and Friday November 25th due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Residents in the Thursday refuse collection district will have their refuse and recycling collected on Wednesday November 23rd, the day before Thanksgiving. Residents in the Friday collection district will have their material collected on Monday November 28th, the first working day after holiday.

"This is the fifth year for this Thanksgiving collection schedule," Madison recycling coordinator George Dreckmann said. "This change was very popular with the residents of the Thursday and Friday collection areas who now receive a collection that they did not get under the old system when they had to wait two weeks for collection."

Residents should be sure to consult their collection calendars to determine if their recyclables are scheduled for collection Thanksgiving week.

Yard Waste Sites Close for the Season on Sunday December 4th

City of Madison Yard Waste Drop Off Sites will be closed on Thursday November 24th and Friday November 25th. The sites will reopen on Saturday November 26th. The sites will be open on Saturday November 26th and Sunday November 27th from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

The Yard Waste Sites will be open regular hours the week of November 28th, 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and until 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. The sites will close for the season at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday December 4th.

Starting Monday December 5th, the Streets Division's regular drop off sites at 1501 W. Badger Rd and 4602 Sycamore AV will be open winter hours M-F from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Madison residents who have questions about refuse or recycling collection should call the Street Division. The numbers are: East: 246-4532 and West: 266-4681. They can also visit the Streets Division's web site at


  • Al Schumacher