Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 6:22am
The Streets Division will begin the final round of brush collection on Monday September 20th. East side crews will start the last round in the Monday refuse collection district while the west side crews will start in the Tuesday area.
"Every neighborhood in the city will receive one more brush collection, starting Monday," Madison recycling coordinator said. "It is our goal to be done with brush collection by October 15th so we can assign the crews to leaf collection. However, we will continue to collect brush until this final round is done."
Madison residents should get their brush trimmed and to the curb as soon as possible to avoid missing the final collection of the season. You can get updated information on when crews are expected in your area by calling 267-2088 or by going to www.cityofmadison.com/streets .
Madison residents can also bring their brush to the Streets Division's drop off sites at 1501 W. badger Rd and 4602 Sycamore Av. The sites are open seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and on Tuesday and Thursday they are open until 8 p.m.
"This was the first year that brush was not collected on a scheduled basis," Dreckmann said. "Under the old schedule system each neighborhood received seven collections. This year we will provide each neighborhood with eight rounds of collection."
So far this year the Streets Division has collected 6,095 tons of brush compared to 5,820 for all of 2009.
- George Dreckmann267-2626
- Brush Information Line267-2088