April Showers Bring Spring Clean-up


Now that winter is behind us, I would like to take a moment to celebrate and highlight the vital work the Streets and Urban Forestry Division does for all Madisonians. 

Urban Forestry workers at work

Their work for us really blossoms this time of year!

The vehicle operators, arborists, and laborers show great dedication to help make Madison a beautiful and clean city.  Here’s a quick rundown of just some of what they are doing this spring:

  • The ever popular Streets Division drop-off sites expanded their hours on April 1. These expanded hours will stay in effect until December.
  • The Urban Forestry section’s spring planting will put well over 1,000 trees in terraces throughout all of Madison.
  • Brush collection is underway. Click through to check when it’s coming to your neighborhood!
  • And spring yard waste collection will start in your neighborhood soon, too.
  • They’re filling potholes (so please report them if you find them so crews can fill them quickly).
  • Streets Division sweepers have been circling the city since early March to gather up the accumulated debris on the roads to prevent it from entering the stormwater system and flush out to our lakes. 
  • And, of course, many other things like cleaning graffiti from public areas to collecting trash, recycling, and scheduled large items every day.

And if winter returns for another round this April, they’ll be ready to bring out the plows one more time, too. 

I continue to be impressed by the hard-working people of the Streets & Urban Forestry Division. Day in and day out, their work and commitment provides all of us services we rely on for our homes and our city.

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