- Brush, Leaf & Yard Waste
- Household Hazardous Waste
- Street Maintenance
Recycling Expands in 2012
The City of Madison is adding new material to the curbside recycling program. You can now put the following items in your green recycling carts.
1) Plastic Bags (Grocery and retail bags, produce bags, newspaper bags. No dark green or black bags.)
2) Plastic Dairy Tubs and Deli Containers and their lids
3) Other Plastic Containers numbered 1-7
4) Number 1 plastic clamshells and berry containers
5) Empty Steel Paint cans and Lids
6) Metal Pots and Pans
7) Small Metal Appliances (Toasters, Blenders, etc.)
8) Small Metal Plumbing Fixtures and Pipe (Faucets, valves, pipe 18" long or less)
9) License Plates
The following paper products can be recycling in your green recycling cart
Flatten your cardboard boxes and place them inside your recycling cart. Boxes that do not fit inside your cart should be flattened and cut down to a 3' x 3' size, tied in bundles 6" in height or less, and placed under the lid of your cart. See our new cardboard recycling video
What about pizza boxes? You should not recycle pizza boxes that have been contaminated by food and grease. You can recycle the clean sections of pizza boxes by tearing them off. For more information on pizza box recycling...
Can we recycle shredded paper? Yes. Place shredded paper in clear or opaque plastic bags before putting it in your cart (NOTE: This is a change in our previous guidelines.) This will enable our new processor to increase the volume of shredded paper we recover..
The following plastic items can be placed in your green recycling cart
Please clean or rinse before recycling
Can and metal recycling
The following metal items can be placed in your green recycling cart.
Please clean and rinse before recycling
SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING TIPS
Place all your recyclables in the green recycling cart. No need to separate or bundle.
Flattening boxes, cans and plastic bottles will save space in your cart for material.
Do not put trash, pet waste or yard waste in your green recycling cart. Carts containing trash or yard waste will not be collected.
Remember that recycling is collected every other week. Recycling carts placed out on the wrong week will not be collected.
When in doubt e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 267-2626.