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January 2018 :
Looking for the latest Recyclopedia? It's available here. While you can print the new Recyclopedia, it's been designed to be easy to use and search while on your computer. You're welcome to download the PDF file to your computer, bookmark the page, or sure, even print it for you and your family's reference.
If you would rather not print an entire booklet, but just want to learn the recycling rules for Madison, we have a one-page recycling flyer that does just that.
The flyer has a lot of information, and the Recyclopedia has even more. However, you may still encounter an item or question that is not covered by the flyer or the Recyclopedia. Go ahead and contact us and we'll help.
The following paper products can be recycled 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.
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.
What about cardboard sided cans? Yes!
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
Place bottles caps and other small metal items inside a steel/tin can and pinch the top closed. Small metal items like this must be inside a can otherwise they will be screened out as trash at the recycling center.
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, clothes, hoses, pet waste or yard waste in your green recycling cart. Carts containing trash, brush, 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 email or call 608-267-2626.
How is your recycling sorted
Single stream recycling is easy to use. But how is all that stuff sorted? Watch a video about the Pellitteri Waste Systems recycling facility.