City of
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District 19

Alder Keith Furman

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Alder Keith Furman

Contact Information

Home Address:

5328 Lake Mendota Dr
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
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District 19 Blog

Winter Reminder, New Years Eve and Day Services, and Christmas Tree Collection

December 30, 2020 8:50 AM

Just a quick reminder that I generally won't be posting winter weather updates and the best place to get those updates is www.cityofmadison.com/winter. You can subscribe to get updates in a number of ways from that site.

Here are some recent winter updates:

 

Trash & Recycling Collection Will Happen on New Year's Eve

Operating hours will be shortened

The Streets Division will be performing trash and recycling collection on Thursday, December 31, 2020. The drop-off sites will be opened for shortened hours.

Curbside Collection Information
If you have a regularly occurring Thursday collection of trash and recycling by the Streets Division, you must have your carts out to the curb by 6:30am on for pickup on this day.

If you set your carts out late, you may miss your curbside pickup opportunity.

Some neighborhoods may see collection vehicles earlier than usual. The Streets Division aims to have curbside collections completed by 11:00am.

Drop-off Sites Information
The Streets Division drop-off sites will be open from 7:30am until 11:00am on New Year's Eve.

The drop-off sites will reopen on Monday, January 4, 2021 following the New Year's Day holiday.

No Curbside Trash & Recycling Pickup on New Year's Day

Drop-off Sites Also Closed

There will be no refuse, recycling, or large item collection on Friday, January 1, 2021 in observance of the New Year's holiday. The drop-off sites will also be closed.

Curbside Collection Information
If you normally have your refuse and recycling collected on Fridays, you must place your cart(s) to the curb for collection by 6:30am on Monday, January 4, 2021.

If you normally have your refuse and recycling collected on Monday, you should place your cart(s) to the curb for collection by 6:30am on Monday, January 4, 2021 as well.

Be sure to set your carts out for pickup on time. Carts set out late may not be collected.

Other collection services, such as large item pickup, may be temporarily delayed this week as Streets Division crews work to make up for the holiday.

Drop-off Sites Information
The drop-off sites will be closed on New Year's Day. They will reopen on winter hours at 7:30am on Monday, January 4, 2021.

The sites are located at 1501 W. Badger Rd. and 4602 Sycamore Ave.

The drop-off sites are currently on winter hours. They are open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 7:30am to 2:30pm.

Additional Information
More information regarding the Streets Division's recycling and solid waste services can be found at www.cityofmadison.com/streets, or by contacting the Streets Division offices. West side residents can call 608-266-4681.

Reduced Metro Service on New Year's Day

Friday, January 1

Holiday Schedules

Metro follows HOLIDAY schedules on New Year's Day, Friday, January 1.

HOLIDAY schedules are available on the following routes:
245678131617 182021222630313236405051596367 and 68

Routes 80-84 do not operate.

Customer Service Hours
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Administration Office
Closed

Paratransit Service
All standing paratransit rides will be canceled. Paratransit passengers must schedule casual rides to travel on this date. Rides are eligible according to holiday schedules.

For more information, contact the Metro customer service center at (608) 266-4466 or mymetrobus@cityofmadison.com.

How to Have Your Christmas Tree Collected

The Streets Division provides two rounds of curbside collection for Christmas trees. The first round will begin on January 4, 2021 with the second and final round beginning on January 19, 2021.

Do not place wreaths, evergreen rope, garlands, and boughs out for tree collection. These belong in the trash. They contain wires or metal that can damage wood chipping equipment.

Residents who wish to have their trees collected at the curb should follow the below guidelines in order to guarantee their trees are picked up.

The Rules for Christmas Tree Collection
Failure to follow the below list of rules may result in the tree not being collected.

  • Remove all tree stands regardless if they are metal or wood.
  • Remove all tree decorations such as lights, ornaments, or other metal objects.
  • Remove any tree bags, and any other foreign object.

Where to Place Your Tree for Collection
Trees must be placed on the terrace or the road edge, and must be accessible by collection crews.

When to Place Your Tree for Collection
The Streets Division performs two rounds of Christmas tree collection.

  • Round One Information - January 4, 2021

Residents who wish to have their tree picked up during the first round should set their tree to the curb by 6:30am on January 4.

Trees set to the curb at this time will likely be collected sometime between January 4 and January 15, 2021, depending on weather conditions and crew availability.

If you place the trees to the curb after January 4, the tree may not be collected until the second round.

  • Round Two Information - January 19, 2021

Residents who wish to have their tree collected at the curb and did not take advantage of the first round must have their tree to the curb by 6:30 a.m. on January 19.

Trees set to the curb at this time will likely be collected sometime between January 19 and January 29, depending on weather conditions and crew availability.

Trees set to the curb after 6:30 a.m. January 19 may not be picked up until the start of the regular brush collection services in the spring.

What Happens if It Snows
The Streets Division is the primary agency responsible for servicing city streets during snow and ice events. If conditions require, crews will be diverted from tree collection to assist with maintaining the roads. This may result in pickup delays.

If the trees become buried with snow and ice while awaiting collection, you will need dig out the trees so they are accessible to the crews.

Drop-off Sites
Madison residents may also bring their Christmas trees to one of the Streets Division drop-off sites.

The sites are located at 1501 W. Badger Rd. on the southwest side and at 4602 Sycamore Ave. on the east side.

The drop-off sites are for winter hours, which is 7:30am to 2:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Please note that drop-off sites will close at 11:00am on New Year's Eve.

Additional Information
Additional information regarding tree collection, and other winter-related city operations, can be found on the City of Madison's Winter website, www.cityofmadison.com/winter.

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

Happy New Year! 

-Keith F




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