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Alder Arvina Martin

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Council Vice President

Alder Arvina Martin,
Council Vice President

Contact Information

Home Address:

4901 Waukesha Street
Madison , WI 53705

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
WI Relay Service

Alder Martin’s Blog

Holiday Recycling Tip: Upgrade the Recycling Carts

December 19, 2018 4:26 PM

Is your recycling spilling out of your cart? Well, have you considered a large recycling cart!

Those two sentences work a little better if you read them in an infomercial-style voice. 

Yes, you can get a bigger recycling cart if you need it and going larger is free. All you have to do is call us up.

Of course, some people already have the largest cart and still generate more recycling than their cart can handle. These folks could buy an additional recycling cart.

How to Get a Larger Recycling Cart

If your recycling cart is full to bursting with cardboard and other recyclables spilling from the body of the cart, one easy solution is to get a larger collection cart.

Cart upgrades come at no additional cost, and swapping out the carts is easy.

First, obtain the serial number from the front of the collection cart.  These are the large white numbers of the front of the cart.

Second, contact the Streets Division either by calling the office that services your home, or using the report-a-problem system on the City's website.  On the report-a-problem website, you will want to select the option for "Exchange A Cart For A Different Size."  Be ready to supply the serial number of your current collection cart when prompted.  Streets Division staff will then help make arrangements for the cart exchange.

If you already have the largest size recycling cart, and you still need extra space for the recyclables you generate, consider purchasing an additional cart.  Extra recycling carts are available for a one-time fee based on the size of the cart you would like to purchase.  An additional medium-sized 65-gallon collection carts costs $60 and the largest 95-gallon collection cart costs $65. Cart purchases can be arranged by contacting the Streets Division or using the report-a-problem system.

Additional information about collection carts, recycling, and other Streets Division services can be found on the Streets Division website, or in the Recyclopedia, or by contacting our offices.  Residents east of S. Park Street can call 608-246-4532 and residents west of S. Park Street can call 608-266-4681.

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