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.
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.
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.