Still Time To Participate in Household Organics Collection Survey

October 7, 2010

Madison residents still have time to register their opinion and provide valuable information to the Streets Division as it begins planning a possible household organics diversion program. One thousand residents received a mail survey and the rest of Madison can take the survey on line.

"We want to thank everyone who has taken our survey so far," Madison recycling coordinator George Dreckmann said. "The information we have received is very important and will help us as we look at possible ways to divert organic waste from the landfill."

So far almost 400 people have returned the mail survey. Even though it is past the deadline that was announced when the survey went out, residents can still return the survey and make their views know. In addition, there is an online survey that can be filled out by going to www.cityofmadison.com/streets.

"The surveys are one part of the program planning process," Dreckmann said. "We are also doing a waste characterization study and the Mayor has put funding for a collection pilot in his 2011 Operating Budget proposal."

The Streets Division is considering ways to divert more material from the landfill for composting and generating renewable energy. Items which could be included in the household organics program include food waste, pet waste, diapers, paper napkins, paper plates and cups, paper towels, and pizza boxes.

Contact:
  • George Dreckmann, 267-2626