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Alder Keith Furman

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Council President

Alder Keith Furman,
Council President

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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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Tag: refuse

Streets Update : Recycling Fee Sticker Waiver Extended, Labor Day and Regular Collection Resumes

News from the Streets Division about an extension to the recycling fee sticker waiver, Labor Day schedule and the resumption of regular collection: Recycling Fee Sticker Waiver Extended to Friday, September 7 The recycling fee sticker waiver for residents impacted by flood damage has been … [read more]

Monday Office Hours, Thanksgiving Trash Collection, Alternate Side Parking, Budget & New Midtown Police Blog

I wanted to send out a few updates as we head into the Thanksgiving Holiday week. This update includes information about my open office hours this week, refuse and recycling collection schedule for the Thanksgiving Holiday, alternate side parking reminder, the budget and the launch of a new … [read more]

Holiday Tips

City of Madison Streets Division has been publishing an excellent series of holiday recycling tips: Recycle Old Electronics Do not put clothes in the green recycling cart Flatten and bundle the cardboard that does not fit into the recycling cart Recycle … [read more]

New Years Update

Here's some news on free Metro Transit rides on New Year's Eve, tree collection, and garbage collection around New Year's: Metro Transit Offers FREE Rides on New Year's Eve Stay safe during the holidays! Metro Transit and the Tavern League of Wisconsin's Safe Ride Program offer FREE rides … [read more]

January Office Hours & Christmas Tree Collection and the Invasive Elongate Hemlock Scale

Details on January's Office Hours and an update from the Streets Division on Christmas Tree Collection and the Invasive Elongate Hemlock Scale. Office Hours In January, I will be holding open office hours twice: Date Location Thursday, January 10th … [read more]

Streets Division Update (MLK Day and Final Chance for Christmas Tree Pickup)

Some updates from Streets Division about Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday) and final chance for Christmas Tree Pickup: No Refuse, Recycling, or Drop-off Services on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Monday, January 21 in observance of the … [read more]

Council Meeting Rescheduled, Snow Emergency and Large Item and Christmas Tree Delays

I'm making a brief exception to provide some winter-related updates. The best place to get future winter updates remains www.cityofmadison.com/winter. Due to today's storm, tonight's city council meeting has been rescheduled to next Tuesday, January 29th. The meeting on the 29th will not have … [read more]

Madison Prepares for Snow and Extreme Cold

Lots of news to share as the forecast is predicting a big snow storm this evening and extreme temperatures this week. Updates include a declared snow emergency, no refuse pick up on Monday, delayed large item and Christmas tree pickup, and drop-off sites closed for the week of January … [read more]

New Metro Transit Website, Drop-Off Site Hours and Office Hours Reminder

A brief update which includes open office hours reminder for Tuesday, a new Metro Transit website and expanded drop-off site hours. Open Office Hours Reminder: Tomorrow evening (3/26/2019), I will have open office hours from 4:30-7pm at Alicia Ashman Library - Study Room - 733 N High Point … [read more]

July Office Hours and July 4th Service Changes (Metro and Trash/Recycling)

Details on July's Office Hours and information on service changes for July 4th. Office Hours In July, I will be holding open office hours twice: Date Location Saturday, July 13th (7:30am - 10am) Westside Community Market - Behind UW Health Digestive … [read more]

Office Hours Reminder, Holiday Refuse & Recycling Schedule, Voting and More

A reminder about office hours tomorrow and some updates on holiday refuse and recycling schedule, voting registration, property tax bill and Whole Foods at Madison Yards. Open Office Hours Reminder: Tomorrow evening (Tuesday 12/19/2019), I will have the final open office hours of year … [read more]

New Years Eve and Day Refuse and Recycling Schedule & Metro Transit Free Rides on New Year's Eve

Some New Year's related news to share about refuse and recycling and Metro Transit. New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Refuse & Recycling Schedule Below is the information regarding Streets Division operations on New Year's Eve 2019 and New Year's Day 2020. New Year's Eve … [read more]

How to Have Your Christmas Tree Collected

It's that time of the year when the Hallmark Channel returns to its regular programming and it's time to take down the Christmas Tree. Details on pickup below. How to Have Your Christmas Tree Collected The invasive species found on trees sold in Wisconsin will not affect curbside collection … [read more]

MLK Day, Christmas Trees, Voting and Winter

Some information on MLK Day, final chance for Christmas Tree pickup, lots of voting information and a reminder about winter updates. No Refuse, Recycling, or Drop-off Services on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Monday, January 20, 2020 in … [read more]

Office Hours Reminder, Yard Waste, Food Scraps and Drop-Off Sites Info

A reminder that I will be hosting virtual office hours tomorrow morning (Thursday) at 7:30 am to 9:30 am. Learn more about my May office hours here. If you have a question, concern, or topic of interest that you would like to discuss, but my scheduled open office hours don't work for you, … [read more]

Leaf and Yard Waste Collection Schedule Available, Food Scraps Recycling Program Update, Lower Speed Limits and Biking Adventure Project

Some news from the City: New Leaf and Yard Waste Collection Schedule Now Available Collection begins the week of October 11, 2020 For the fall of 2020, all neighborhoods of Madison have assigned days when they should set leaves and yard waste out for curbside collection. The leaves … [read more]

Election Day Tips, COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard, Pumpkin Composting, Digital Literacy and Proposed Development at University Research Park

Ten Things for Voters to Know on Election Day The City of Madison Clerk's Office would like voters to know ten things for this Tuesday's election: Some polling places have changed since the last Presidential Election. To verify your polling location, visit myvote.wi.gov. I posted about … [read more]

West Side BRT Meeting on 12/3 and Refuse & Recycling Collection Schedule for Thanksgiving

Bus Rapid Transit/West Side Refinements Neighborhood Meeting Please join us for a virtual neighborhood meeting where we will hear about the planned first phase of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system here in Madison - and in particular, some possible changes to Mineral Point Road and Whitney … [read more]

December Office Hours, URP Development Presentation and Update, Winter Drop-off Site Hours

I will be hosting office hours in December virtually on Wednesday, December 9th in the afternoon and Tuesday, December 15th in the morning. I will be using Zoom (with video). Please use the registration links below to get the Zoom link. When you register, you'll also get an e-mail reminder on … [read more]

Trash & Recycling Collection and Metro Service on Christmas Eve and Christmas

Some quick updates Christmas Eve and Christmas day services below. City offices are closed on both December 24 & 25. Happy Holidays! Trash & Recycling Collection Will Happen on Christmas Eve Operating hours will be shortened The Streets Division will be performing trash and … [read more]

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

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: Large Item Collection Canceled … [read more]

Tomorrow Office Hours Reminder, New Schedule for Large Item Collection, Flood Mitigation Survey and Grow Your Green Thumb

A reminder that I will be hosting office hours tomorrow (Friday, May 14th) AM via Zoom: Please use the registration links below to get the Zoom link. Note: I have set it up so I can only meet one person at a time. If I'm meeting with someone else, there will be a small waiting period in a … [read more]

Upcoming Meetings: Odana Area Plan & Watershed, New Large Item System Available on May 28 and On-Street Parking Restrictions Resume

Odana Area Plan: Upcoming Public Meetings Draft land use, transportation, parks and open space, and maximum height maps for the Odana Area Plan were shared in late January. Project staff have made some edits since that time, and are looking forward to sharing updated concepts at two … [read more]

June Office Hours and Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of May 31

I will be hosting office hours in twice in June. One of my sessions will be virtually using Zoom (with video) and the other will be in back in person! Since we're returning to a new normal and I'm fully vaccinated, I'll be hosting my first in-person office hours since last March 2020! I'll be … [read more]

ARPA Update, University Research Park Development, Metro Redesign and Highlights for the Week of July 19, 2021

Preview of Metro Transit Redesign of Coverage and Ridership The Transportation Commission and the Transportation Policy and Planning Board will be discussing a preview of proposed Metro Transit Redesign maps at their joint meeting on Monday. Meeting details Meeting agenda Register … [read more]

August Office Hours, Development at 5533 University Avenue, Metro Fare Study, Vision Zero and Other Highlights for the Week of August 2, 2021

August Office Hours I will be hosting office hours on Tuesday, August 10th (virtually) from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. I will be using Zoom (with video): REGISTER Please use the registration above to get the Zoom link. When you register, you'll also get an e-mail reminder on the day of Office Hours. … [read more]

Redistricting, Odana Area Plan and Other Highlights for the Week of September 20, 2021

Redistricting This week is a big week for local redistricting. As a reminder, redistricting, the process of redrawing the City's wards and alder districts based on population changes that have occurred over the last decade, is happening now. Redistricting determines which communities and … [read more]

November Office Hours and Other Highlights for the Week of November 1, 2021

November Office Hours I will be hosting office hours this week on Thursday (November 4) from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. I will be using Zoom (with video): REGISTER Please use the registration above to get the Zoom link. When you register, you'll also get an e-mail reminder on the day of Office … [read more]

Craig Ave, Thanksgiving Impact on Services and Other Highlights for the Week of November 22

Craig Ave. Resurfacing Public Information Meeting on Tuesday Engineering will hold a public information meeting to share information about the Craig Avenue Resurfacing project on Tuesday at 6pm via Zoom: Registration is required: Nov. 23, 2021 Public Information Meeting … [read more]

More Large Item Set-outs Days Available and Other Highlights for the Week of December 13

More Large Item Set-outs Days Now Available in Work Order System The Streets Division is happy to announce that you will now have more opportunities every month to set out large items for collection when you submit a large item work order. The Streets Division expects you will see weekly … [read more]

Christmas Eve and Christmas Service Impacts

Trash & Recycling Will Be Collected on [Friday] Christmas Eve 2021 Drop-off sites also open but closing early The Streets Division will be performing regularly scheduled curbside collections of trash and recycling on Friday, December 24, 2021. Streets Division drop-off sites will … [read more]

Winter, Xmas Tree Collection, and New Year's Eve & Day Service Impacts

My seasonal reminder that I'll rarely post winter weather updates and the best way to get timely winter updates is to subscribe via the City's Winter updates page. There are lots of different options: Call the Winter Parking Hotline: (608) 261-9111 Winter Text Alerts Winter Email … [read more]

January Office Hours, Old Middleton Road and Craig Ave and Highlights for the Week of January 3, 2022

January Office Hours I will be hosting office hours this week on Thursday (January 6) from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. I will be using Zoom (with video): REGISTER Please use the registration above to get the Zoom link. When you register, you'll also get an e-mail reminder on the day of Office Hours. … [read more]

Lake Mendota Drive and Other Highlights for the Week of January 10, 2022

Lake Mendota Drive The City of Madison is planning to reconstruct Lake Mendota Dr. Due to the size/scope of the work, this work will be completed over several years, with work being completed on several blocks each year. In 2022, work is planned for the western most blocks, in 2023, the … [read more]

MLK Day, LMD, Canoe, and Highlights for the Week of January 17, 2022

Lake Mendota Drive Reconstruction Last week, the Engineering department held a public information meeting to discuss the upcoming Lake Mendota Drive reconstruction project. As a reminder, this work will be completed over several years, with work being completed on several blocks each year. In … [read more]

Highlights for the Week of February 7, 2022

Unsheltered Homelessness Response Panel The City-County Homeless Issues Committee will host an unsheltered homelessness response panel with outreach providers at its meeting on Monday. Meeting Details Meeting Agenda Register for Public Comment Greater East Towne Plan The Plan … [read more]

Drop Off-Site, Brush and Yard Waste Schedule, April Election and Other Highlights for the Week of March 21, 2022

Announcements Streets Division News The Streets Division's drop-off site located at 1501 W. Badger Road will be closing on March 25, 2022 for a construction project. Residents will not be able to use the Badger Road drop-off site while it is closed for construction. The site will … [read more]

Highlights for the Week of March 28, 2022

Events The City of Madison along with The Bubbler at Madison Public Library offer an exciting opportunity for an artist(s) to have an 11-month residency in a dedicated art studio at Thurber Park. The Artist-in-Residence has access to a rent-free studio space (including heat, electricity, … [read more]

Office Hours, LMD, Streets Division Updates and Other Highlights for the Week of April 4, 2022

Office Hours on Tuesday I will be hosting office hours on Thursday (April 7) from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. I will be using Zoom (with video): REGISTER Please use the registration above to get the Zoom link. When you register, you'll also get an e-mail reminder on the day of Office Hours. You can … [read more]

Metro Transit Redesign, MPD, LMD, Westside Market, and Other Highlights for the Week of April 11, 2022

Metro Transit Redesign Metro has released a draft Transit Network Redesign Plan, which is a proposed complete restructuring of service in 2023. This draft plan is designed toward a ridership goal. The plan focuses on fewer routes that are more direct and frequent, while providing coverage … [read more]

Highlights for the Week of May 30, 2022

Memorial Day Service Impacts No Streets Division Collections on Memorial Day, May 30, 2022 - Drop-off sites will also be closed. Madison residents who normally have their trash and recycling collected on Mondays by the Streets Division should instead place their scheduled cart(s) to the … [read more]

Highlights for the Week of June 13, 2022

June Office Hours -- Rescheduled Due to a conflict, I've rescheduled my office hours from June 16th to Thursday, June 23 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. I will be using Zoom (with video): REGISTER Please use the registration above to get the Zoom link. When you register, you'll also get an e-mail … [read more]

Power, Storm Response Operations, and Holiday Update - 6/16/2022

MGE Update from June 16, 2022, 11:45 a.m. MGE Continues to Restore Service Following Two Storms Following a second storm in Madison Gas and Electric’s (MGE) service territory Wednesday evening, crews continue working to restore power to impacted customers. As of 11:45 a.m., about 380 … [read more]

Highlights for the Week of June 27, 2022

Brush from June 13, 2022 Storm to be Collected by Friday, July 8, 2022 - Residents should place brush out by their scheduled set-out day Complete 2022 Trash and Recycling Collection Calendars Now Available: On August 1, around 9,000 west side residents will have their … [read more]

July Office Hours and Other Highlights for the Week of July 4, 2022

July Office Hours -- This Thursday I will be hosting office hours on Thursday, July 7th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. I will be using Zoom (with video): REGISTER Please use the registration above to get the Zoom link. When you register, you'll also get an e-mail reminder on the day of Office … [read more]

Early Voting, New Trash Schedule, and Other Highlights for Week of August 1, 2022

The Common Council will meet in hybrid format at 6:30pm on Tuesday, August 2nd. Meeting Details Agenda Watch Online For information about additional City meetings scheduled for this week, please consult the City meeting schedule. Early Voting Information In-person absentee … [read more]

Two Neighborhood Meetings and Other Highlights for the Week of September 5, 2022

City offices are closed on Today (Monday, September 5) Administrative offices are closed on Monday, September 5, for Labor Day. Emergency services will be open; please call 911. You may use Report a Problem for non-emergencies. Emergency water issue: Call Madison Water Utility, … [read more]

Office Hours, Budget, More Vision Zero Changes and Other Highlights for the Week of September 12, 2022

September Office Hours I will be hosting office hours on Wednesday (9/14) from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. I will be using Zoom (with video): REGISTER Please use the registration above to get the Zoom link. When you register, you'll also get an e-mail reminder on the day of Office Hours. You can … [read more]

Trash & Recycling Collection Schedule for the 2022 Thanksgiving Holiday

The Streets Division will be closed on Thursday, November 24, 2022 and Friday, November 25, 2022 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no curbside collection of trash, recycling, leaves, or other items during these two days. The drop-off sites will also be closed on … [read more]

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