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For Immediate Release:
Dec 19, 2012
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Refuse and Recycling Collection Will Be Done on Thursday Large Item Collection Suspended
The Streets Division plans to conduct refuse and recycling collection on Thursday as scheduled. Large item collection will be suspended as the vehicles and staff will be needed for snow and ice operations.
"We are planning to do refuse and recycling collection on Thursday in spite of the forecasts for heavy snow," Madison recycling coordinator George Dreckmann said. "We will evaluate our ability to finish our routes as the day goes on, but residents should put their material out for collection by 7 a.m. Our crews are used to collecting material in winter storms so we are hopeful we can complete both refuse and recycling collection."
Residents should not put their carts in the street as they could be damaged by plows. It is also advisable to put carts out in the morning if possible, but they must be out no later than 7 a.m. to ensure collection.
"We are going to suspend large item collection on Thursday and possibly Friday," Dreckmann said. "We use our large item trucks for plow operations and we will need them during the day. Residents should hold their large items until their next scheduled pick up or bring them to our drop off sites at 1501 W. Badger Rd or 4602 Sycamore Av."