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District 19

Alder Keith Furman

Alder Keith Furman

Alder Keith Furman

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5328 Lake Mendota Dr
Madison , WI 53705

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210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
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District 19 Blog

Office Hours Reminder, America Recycles Day, Refuse & Recycling Schedule for Thanksgiving Collection, and Woodland Hills Park

November 20, 2019 4:37 PM

Open Office Hours

Reminder: Tomorrow evening (Tuesday 11/21/2019), I will have open office hours from 4:30-7:00pm at Alicia Ashman Library - 733 N High Point Rd, Madison, WI 53717. Feel free to come by, say hi and pick up a good book to read!

 

What Can You Put in the Recycling Cart?

Cart Guide

America Recycles Day was last week. This is a day where the nation is encouraged to take a time out to recycle more and recycle right.

In Madison, we've been recycling for over 50 years, but even we make mistake and place the wrong thing into the recycling cart.

To honor America Recycles Day, take a moment to refresh your memory of Madison's recycling rules.

There are many tools available to help you and your household become better recyclers.

Available Tools

Residents can stop by either Streets Division office to receive a free magnet that shows the basics of recycling. The 3" x 5" magnets are perfect for the refrigerator of any house or apartment that could use a nudge to recycle a little better.

There is a simple one-page printable guide that also covers the basics. You could even use the free magnet to hold this sheet onto the fridge!

If you need more detail, there is another printable guide available on the Streets Division's website. This guide can also be found on the lid of most new recycling carts issued by the Streets Division.

For the most detailed information about Madison's rules and opportunities, obtain a copy of the Recyclopedia. Digital copies are available on the Streets Division's website. Paper copies are available at Madison Public Libraries and can be mailed to residents upon request.

Pellitteri Waste Systems is the company that sorts the recycling collected by the Streets Division. You can watch a video that shows exactly how they do this hard work. The video will help folks understand why certain items – like clothes and hoses – do not belong in the recycling cart.

There is a smartphone app available from RecycleCoach. The app is available via all major app stores and their website.  On social media, follow Recycle More Wisconsin. This is a statewide organization helping spread information on recycling more and recycling right.

There is also information on what can be placed into the recycling cart at the Streets Division's website, www.cityofmadison.com/recycling.

And finally, feel free to contact the Streets Division office for help. Residents who live east of South Park Street can call 608-246-4532 and residents west of South Park Street can call 608-266-4681.  Office hours are Monday through Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm. Or you can email anytime to streets@cityofmadison.com.

 

Refuse & Recycling Collection Schedule for the 2019 Thanksgiving Holiday

There will be no refuse and recycling collection on both Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  The drop-off sites will also be closed on these two days.

Directions for Residents with a Wednesday and Thursday Refuse/Recycling Collection Day

On Wednesday, November 27, the Streets Division will collect refuse and recycling from those who have a regularly scheduled Wednesday and Thursday collection.

Madison residents who normally have a Wednesday and Thursday refuse and recycling collection should place their collection carts to the curb for pickup by 7:00am on Wednesday, November 27. Residents should consult their collection schedule calendars to determine if their recyclables are scheduled for pick up.

Residents within these collection districts are reminded to be sure that their carts are curbside prior to 7:00am.  Carts set out late may not be collected until their next scheduled pickup day.

Directions for Residents with a Friday and Monday Refuse/Recycling Collection Day

On Monday, December 2, the Streets Division will collect refuse and recycling from those who have a regularly scheduled Friday and Monday collection.

Madison residents who normally have a Friday and Monday refuse and recycling collection should place their collection carts to the curb for pickup by 7:00am on Monday, December 2. Residents should consult their collection schedule calendars to determine if their recyclables are scheduled for pickup.

Residents within these collection districts are reminded to be sure that their carts are curbside prior to 7:00am.  Carts set out late may not be collected until their next scheduled pickup day.

Drop-off Site Information

The Streets Division drop-off sites will also be closed on Thursday, November 28, and Friday, November 29.  The sites will re-open on Saturday, November 30 at 8:30am.  See below for the hours for all three drop-off sites:

Wednesday, November 27

8:30am to 4:30pm

Thursday, November 28

CLOSED

Friday, November 29

CLOSED

Saturday, November 30

8:30am to 4:30pm

Sunday, December 1

8:30am to 4:30pm

The sites are located at 1501 W. Badger Rd. on the southwest side and 4602 Sycamore Ave. on the east side.  There is a yard waste only drop-off site located on the far west side at 402 South Point Rd.

All three drop-off sites regular hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm seven days a week and until 8:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Those hours will remain in effect at all three locations until 4:30pm on Sunday, December 8.

On Monday, December 9, 2019 the drop-off sites will transition to winter availability.  Starting on December 9, the yard waste only location at 402 South Point Rd. will close for the season. The remaining sites at 1501 W. Badger Rd. and 4602 Sycamore Ave. will be open from 7:30am to 3:00pm Monday to Friday only.

Additional Information Regarding Holiday Collections

In order to collect refuse and recycling from two collection districts in a single shift, the Streets Division diverts crews from other services such as leaf collection and large item collection.  Therefore, residents requiring large item collection or leaf collection should anticipate delays, or consider bringing the material to a drop-off site. 

More information regarding all services provided by the Streets Division can be found on the Streets Division website, www.cityofmadison.com/streets.

 

Woodland Hills Park

For those of you who weren't able to attend the Playground Workshop on October 14th at Sequoya Library. I wanted to share some feedback. Parks received a lot of great input on the park and playground design. They will present two playground concepts that reflect the feedback received at the October workshop. These concepts will be presented on:

Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 5:30 pm
Alicia Ashman Library
733 North High Point
Madison, WI

The purpose of the meeting on Thursday, December 12th is to select one preferred concept for the playground, which will be advertised to bid for construction in 2020.

Information regarding the second playground meeting, as well as materials presented at the first playground meeting are available at https://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/projects/woodland-hills-playground-replacement.

The equipment options being developed are based on the initial input received during the first workshop and the funding allocation for the project as determined by the park's classification (Mini / Neighborhood and Community). Playground/Accessibility Improvements is a program in the adopted 2020 Parks Capital Budget. Each year Parks Division staff evaluate completed projects and adjust funding requested for this program based on anticipated construction and play equipment cost increases and the number of playground replacements to be completed each year. The Parks Division is dedicated to ensuring new playgrounds meet or exceed the current level of play.

Park neighbors do have the option to fundraise for additional features if they choose to do so. All funding contributions are made through the Madison Parks Foundation (MPF), the Parks Division's not-for-profit, partner organization. More information on the option to fundraise is found on the attached MPF brochure. Also attached are some ideas for Playground Fundraising Options. Please note, the identified fundraising goal includes all costs associated with the additional equipment purchase, installation, expanded playground surfacing area (which includes drainage system, surfacing and border timbers), and fund agreement fees. If neighbors are interested in fundraising, please let Sarah Lerner, City of Madison Parks Division, slerner@cityofmadison.com, know by November 29th to establish a goal and contribution timeline.

 

As always, if there is anything I can do to help, feel free to reach out: district19@cityofmadison.com

-Keith F




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