City of
Madison

Collection Estimates: Week of December 5

Estimates were updated on 12/2 - Collection maps at the bottom of the page are updated daily during collection periods.

Since it is so late in the year, it would not be advisable to assume that another round of curbside collection will occur prior to the snows coming. Residents with yard waste are encouraged to bring their material to a drop-off site. Crews will continue collecting as long as the weather allows, however residents should be prepared to take their yard waste or leaves to a drop-off site if winter weather causes a sudden stop to leaf collection operations.

Crews will begin the week of December 5 collecting leaves and yard waste from the west side areas within the Thursday refuse collection district. If you live within the Thursday refuse collection district on the west side, please consult the maps below prior to setting your leaves and yard waste to the curb. Material set to the curb shortly after crews have completed an area will remain on the terrace until crews can rotate back to your neighborhood - assuming that the weather allows for an additional round. Considering how late in the year it is, it would not be advisable to assume another round of collection will occur.

Also for the week of December 5, if the weather allows, west side crews may be able to service the Friday and Monday refuse collection districts as well. Residents within these areas are encouraged to get their material to the curb prior to December 5 - however, as noted above, they should also be prepared to move the material or bring it to a drop-off site prior to a snow event that would cover the leaf piles.

If the weather allows for leaf collection to continue, we predict that crews may be able to collect the Tuesday and Wednesday districts during the week of December 12. While it is highly unlikely that crews will be collecting during the week of December 19, if the weather allows, crews could pick leaves and yard waste from the Thursday and Friday districts.

Remember, these are estimates. Actual collection time can change due to workload, weather conditions, and equipment availability. Please use the collection maps at the bottom of this page for daily updates on the whereabouts of our collection crews.

Remember, you can also bring your leaves and yard waste to the drop off sites located at 1501 W. Badger Rd. or 402 South Point Rd.

Remember:

  • DO NOT PILE LEAVES AND YARD WASTE DIRECTLY IN THE STREET.
  • DO NOT MIX BRUSH WITH YOUR LEAVES & YARD WASTE.

HOW TO USE THE MAPS:

To minimize the amount of time your leaf/yard waste pile is at the curb, click on the below map for the refuse collection area a day ahead of your own collection day. For example, if you have a Wednesday refuse collection day, you should click on the map for the Tuesday Refuse Collection area.

When the map for the refuse collection area the day before yours is colored blue, that means crews are currently collecting from that area. When crews finish that area, they will then be in your neighborhood. And you should have your leaf/yard waste out before crews get to your neighborhood, otherwise it could be set out late and not picked for weeks.

Therefore, when the map for the refuse collection area ahead of yours is blue, you should get your leaf/yard waste curb side. This method ensures your leaf/yard waste is ready prior to crews arriving in your neighborhood. It will shorten the amount of time the pile is on the terrace. And it ensures that you will not miss the crews and need to wait several weeks for the next collection.

The numbers on the map correspond to an internal numbering scheme for assigning zones to crews. They are not dates and can be ignored.

The areas of the map that are shaded blue are the ones currently receiving collection. You can track our progress by clicking through the maps and finding the ones with areas shaded blue. Maps are updated at the end of the work day and do not update automatically when crews finish an area.

 

collection area maps / See where the crews are working:

 

West side residents can also bring their material to the yard waste drop-off sites.


Maps are updated daily during collection periods.