Learn When to Set Out Your Yard Waste for Spring Collection
Collection scheduled to begin the week of April 5
The Streets Division’s springtime yard waste collection will begin the week of April 5.
Learn when to set out your yard waste for pickup by visiting the Streets Division website, www.cityofmadison.com/yardwaste.
Once on the page, enter your address into the form to learn the set-out dates for your home.
By placing yard waste out for pickup on the dates on the website, you will not miss your collection opportunities.
How many collection opportunities will there be?
Madison residents get two curbside collection opportunities for yard waste in the spring.
After the second collection, curbside collection will stop.
There is no curbside yard waste pickup during the summer months.
Curbside yard waste pickup will return in the fall. The start of the fall leaf collection season will be announced at a later time.
How do you set out yard waste for collection?
Place the leaves and yard waste at the street edge or on the terrace. Do not place it into the street.
Keep the material at least four feet from obstructions where possible. Obstructions like street signs, utility poles, mailboxes, trees, and parked cars interfere with collection crews.
If you choose to bag your yard waste, please choose compostable paper leaf and lawn bags, and keep them open so crews can see what is inside.
If you choose to use other bags, that is acceptable. You will also need to keep them open, but keep in mind that crews may need to rip or slice open these bags to get the yard waste out, and they will need to leave the split bags behind at the curb.
Why are all the set-out dates on the website Sunday?
During the regular work week following the set-out date, crews will be circling through neighborhoods that have that set-out date.
By placing the yard waste out on the date given on the website, your material will be out on time and will only sit on the terrace for one week at most.
If you wait until later in the week, you may miss your collection opportunity.
Drop-off Site Information
The Streets Division drop-off sites will also accept yard waste.
The drop-off sites at 1501 W. Badger Rd. and 4602 Sycamore Ave are still operating on winter hours.
The drop-off site at 402 South Point Rd. remains closed at this time.
Expanded drop-off site hours will start on April 5, 2021. The yard waste drop-off site at South Point Rd. will open on that day as well.
Additional information about Streets Division services can also be found at www.cityofmadison.com/streets.
- Bryan Johnson, 608-267-2626, firstname.lastname@example.org