fall leaf and yard waste collection begins monday, october 3 .
STREETS DIVISION CREWS will complete as many fall curbside leaf and YARD WASTE rounds as the weather allows.
YARD WASTE can alsoBE BROUGHT TO ONE OF THE THREE YARD WASTE DROP OFF SITES.
IF APPROPRIATE FOR YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES, YOU MAY ALSO WANT TO CONSIDER COMPOSTING YOUR YARD WASTE AT HOME.
collection district maps - Find out where are in your neighborhood.
Upon the start of the fall leaf collection season, crews will begin collecting from the area of the city with a Monday refuse collection day.
Once again, crews will not follow a set schedule. Residents are encouraged to use the maps linked below to track the progress of crews and to determine when to set their material curb side. Residents are also reminded that crews will make two passes for yard waste in the spring and then curb side collection ends until the fall.
Material can still be brought to the drop-off sites.
Use the links below to access maps of each collection district. These maps will provide more detailed information on where our crews are working. If we are not in your area, you can use the maps as a guide to estimate when to place the material curb side to minimize the amount of time it is on the curb.
How should I put my leaves and yard waste out for collection?
We prefer that you pile your leaves loose at the street edge. Keep leaves separate from brush and avoid piling them around or next too mail boxes, trees and utility poles. Do not put leaves in the street. When you put leaves in the streets they can be washed into our lakes where the nutrients contribute to algae growth. It is also against Madison Ordinance to place leaf piles in the street.
You may cover your leaf piles with tarps of plastic sheeting to prevent them from blowing around.
If you must bag your leaves, please leave the bags open at the top and use compostable paper leaf bags if possible. This will help us identify what is in the bags and will speed collection as all plastic bags must be emptied.
Is this collection just for leaves?
No, we are also collecting yard and garden waste. Yard waste is grass clippings, leaves, plant debris and twigs less than 18" long. You can also place your pumpkins with your leaves for collection. Just add your pumpkins to your leave pile and they will be composted.