Yard Waste Sites Close For The Season Sunday

Friday, December 4, 2009 - 5:06am

The City of Madison yard waste drop off sites will close for the season at 4:30 p.m. this Sunday, December 6th. The site at 402 South Point Rd. will be closed until April. Residents with leaves and yard waste who do not get their material to the sites this weekend are asked to compost the material at home or hold on to it until spring.

"The yard waste drop off sites always close for the season the first week in December," Madison recycling coordinator George Dreckmann said. "We staff the sites with seasonal employees whose term of employment ends at that time."

The Streets Division is going to continue to collect leaves and yard waste at the curb as long as weather permits.

"The recent snowfall is not enough to stop leaf collection," Dreckmann said. "However, we can not promise that we will be able to get to all the leaves that are currently at the curb. The best thing you can do is bring your leaves and yard debris to the drop off sites this weekend."

The self-service drop off sites at 1501 W. Badger Rd and 4602 Sycamore Av open winter hours starting Monday December 7th. Winter hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. These sites accept a wide variety of materials including brush, electronics, recyclables, and mixed rigid plastic.

  • George Dreckmann, 267-2626