City of

District 16

Alder Michael J. Tierney

Alder Michael J. Tierney

Alder Michael J. Tierney

Contact Information

Home Address:

4534 Secret Garden Dr
McFarland , WI 53558

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Tierney’s Updates

New Items added to Madison's Recycling Program

June 1, 2015 12:21 PM

Department of Public Works

Streets Division

Chris Kelley, Streets Superintendent

1501 West Badger Road

Madison, Wisconsin  53713

Phone: (608) 266-4681

Fax: (608) 267-1120




June 1, 2015





For additional information contact

George Dreckmann at 267-2626


New Items Added to Madison's Recycling Program


     The City of Madison will be expanding its recycling program to include cardboard sided cans and metal bottle caps.  Both items can be included in the green recycling carts for curbside collection.


     "We are very happy to announce two new additions to our recycling program," Madison recycling coordinator George Dreckmann said.  "Cardboard sided cans are very common.  You find them used to nuts, snacks, powdered beverages and baby formula.  They require no special preparation.  Just put the empty containers in your green cart."



     Recycling metal bottle tops will require some special preparation.  Bottle caps must be put inside a tin/steel can.  When the can is partially full, the top should be pinched shut.  This can of bottle tops can then to in the green cart.


     "Bottle tops are too small to just be dropped into the recycling cart," Dreckmann said.  "The loose caps will fall through our contaminant screens at the recycling center and end up in the trash.  By putting them inside a can and pinching the top shut you insure that the caps will pass over the screen and be picked up by our magnets and get recycled."


     The City has prepared a video on bottle cap recycling that you can view on the Streets Division's web page, .  Click on the Recycling tab and go to Guidelines.  Residents with questions can also call the City recycling office at 267-2626.

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