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Madison, WI 53703
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Tag: Leaf Pick-up

Final Yard Waste Collection Round Begins May 6

Backyard composting of yard waste is optimal. Half of the phosphorous load in our urban stormwater can be attributed to leaves in the street. But not everybody can compost, so please take note of this update from the city on the final round this spring for yard waste collection. The final … [read more]

The 2019 Spring Yard Waste Collection Is Complete

The opportunity to receive curbside yard waste collection this spring has ended. Streets Division collection crews are wrapping up the final round, and it is too late to add additional material to the curb to guarantee pick up. Rather than placing yard waste to the curb, residents should … [read more]

Vilas/Greenbush Leaf Collection Pilot Study

The Vilas/Greenbush Leaf Collection Pilot The Streets Division with cooperation with the Friends of Lake Wingra will be piloting a new leaf collection method this fall in the Vilas and Greenbush neighborhoods. Residents in the pilot will know exactly when their yard waste collection will … [read more]

Fall Leaves/Yard Waste Collection to Begin Monday, September 30

We've enjoyed some lovely weather, but, sadly, summer is over and fall has begun. And fall means fall leaves, and for many of us, that means lots of yard work to rake leaves and put gardens to bed for the winter. All of this generates a tremendous amount of compostible matter, so please … [read more]

District 13 Updates

It's been a while since I've posted. This is a busy time in the life of an alder. We're neck deep in the budget season, requiring more meetings on top of our regular committee assignments, constituent contacts, and organizing we do around specific concerns. As you likely know by now, … [read more]

Last Call for Leaf Pick-Up 2019

Curbside Leaf and Yard Waste Collection Ending for 2019 The Streets Division’s curbside collection for yard waste and leaves is ending for 2019. Residents should not place additional leaves and yard waste on the terrace for collection. Instead, residents should use a Streets Division drop-off … [read more]

Leaf Pick-Up Update

I've heard the rumblings and complaints. Why can't the City we support with our tax dollars pick up our leaves by late November? Recall the early winter and the pre-Halloween snowfall. The Street Dept employees who pick up leaves are also the very same folks who plow after a snowstorm. … [read more]

FINAL WEEKEND FOR DROP OFF SITE HOURS

This is the final weekend to use the Streets Division's drop-off sites in 2019. This is also the final weekend for Madison residents to use the yard waste only drop-off site at 402 South Point Rd until it closes for the season. Winter drop-off site hours begin on Monday, December 9, … [read more]

District 13 Updates

Two items of interest, and a sad, sobering note. Leaf Pilot Survey This fall the Streets Dept ran a pilot program for Leaf Pick-up for most of you living in the Vilas & Greenbush neighborhoods. Residents within the pilot knew which day their leaves were being picked up, which … [read more]

District 13 Updates: New Police Chief, Camp Randall, Leaf and Brush Collection

Looking for our New Police Chief When I moved to Madison in 1988 for grad school, David Couper was Madison's Police Chief. Couper served as Chief from 1972 to 1993 and set a high standard for progressive police policy. Couper now serves as an Episcopal priest, which sheds light as to the … [read more]

District 13 Updates: Vilas Park Drive, Leaf-Free Streets, Public Safety

Hi Everyone, I trust you're enjoying this lovely summer-like weather. Here are some updates as we head into the weekend: Temporary Reopening of Vilas Park Drive Vilas Park Drive will reopen for vehicles this weekend and next for Democracy in the Park. The event, which is designed to … [read more]

District 13 Updates: Vote!, Snow Emergency Zone Expansion, Buy Local

Hi Everyone, I can't ignore the spectacle we were subjected to Tuesday night. The "debate" was a low-water mark in our democracy. Rather than dwelling on it to the point of despair, let's choose to double down on our own expressions of participatory democracy. Most importantly in my mind … [read more]

District 13 Update: How the New Leaf Collection System Will Work

Hi Everyone, Based on the initial communication I received from the Streets Dept, I was under the impression the new leaf collection system would inform residents as to the precise date their leaves would be picked up. It turns out this is not quite true. The new system is a step in the … [read more]

District 13 Updates: Monroe Street Library, Operating Budget, Vilas Park Master Plan

Hi Everyone. Here are today's updates: Monroe Street Library Many of you expressed concerns about the possible closing of the Monroe Street Branch for 2021. I have good news to report. The Mayor released her Executive Operating Budget this week which included funding to allow the Branch … [read more]

District 13 Updates: Polling Places, Badger Football, City Budget

Hi Everyone. I trust you were able to be outdoors this weekend, soaking up the nice weather, going for walks or finishing those last-minute projects. I saw a lot of folks raking leaves, including neighbors raking leaves out of the street. This makes a huge difference. Let's keep it … [read more]

Correction: BRT Downtown Meeting, Ho-Chunk Storyteller, Monroe Street Library and more

The Public Information Meeting to discuss the Downtown portion of the East-West BRT line has been changed to October 28 at 6pm. Click here for the Zoom link. Hi Everyone. Here is a brief update about various items of interest and meetings you may wish to check out. Bus Rapid … [read more]

Redistricting, ADUs, and more updates

Hi Everyone, Here are this week's updates. Redistricting The new proposed alder districts will be in front of the Common Council on Tuesday for adoption. The redistricting website has links to all the prior materials as well as the ordinances that will be up for adoption. I've discussed … [read more]

Giving Tuesday, McGrath Proposal, Glenway Golf Course

Hi Everyone, I hope you all had a nice break with the long Thanksgiving weekend. The news of the Omicron variant no doubt caused some indigestion, casting a pall over our return to holiday gatherings with family and friends. I take to heart the words of the President not to panic, but rather … [read more]

Last Chance Leaf Collection Starts Sunday, December 5

A significant snow event could still affect this final pickup The Streets Division will be providing one last chance for curbside collection for leaves and yard waste. All residents who need one final curbside pickup for yard waste should get their material out for pickup by December 5, … [read more]

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