Fall Leaf Collection Begins Monday

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 3:58pm

The City of Madison will begin the annual Fall Leaf Collection on Monday October 5th.  The Streets Division will continue to collect leaves as long as the weather permits through late November and early December.
     Again this year, there will be no leaf collection schedule.  Streets Division crews will begin collecting leaves in Monday’s refuse collection districts.   After completing collection in Monday’s area, crews will move into the Tuesday districts, then Wednesday’s districts, followed by the Thursday and then Friday refuse districts.  Upon completion of Friday’s refuse district, crews will begin the cycle again in Monday’s district. 
       “We always start leaf collection the first Monday in October because many residents want to get started cleaning out their gardens,” Madison recycling coordinator George Dreckmann said.  “We will operate with fewer crews until the volume of material picks up in mid to late October.”
     It is difficult to predict when leaf collection crews will be in a given area due to the uncertainty of workloads.  The Streets Division has several options you can use to get the latest information on where our crews are working and when we hope to get to a given area.
     You can get our best information from our web site www.cityofmadison.com/streetsYou can also call our 24-hour information line at 267-2088.  This number will provide you with a recorded announcement 24 hours a day.  You can get the latest leaf collection update as well as information on brush collection and the yard waste drop off sites. 
          In addition to using our collection service, Madison residents can bring their leaves to any of the three yard waste drop off sites.  The sites are open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  On Tuesday and Thursday the sites are open from 8:30 a.m. until 8 p.m.  The yard waste sites are located at 1501 W. Badger Rd on the south side, 4602 Sycamore Ave. on the east side and 402 South Point Rd. on the west side.