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Recycling fee will increase from $10 to $15

The Streets Division would like to remind the residents and taxpayers of the City of Madison that the recycling fee for televisions will increase from $10 apiece to $15 apiece beginning January 1, 2017.
City of Madison residents and taxpayers are still required to bring televisions to one of the Streets Division drop-off sites for the City to recycle it.  Residents are reminded that they should not place televisions at the curb, or into their curbside collection carts.
The drop-off sites are located at 1501 W. Badger Rd. and 4602 Sycamore Ave.  The sites are currently open from 7:30am to 3:00pm Monday to Friday. These hours will remain in effect until the expanded hours begin on March 25, 2017.
The recycling fee is paid by obtaining an appliance sticker in advance of delivering the item to a drop-off site.  Stickers are can be purchased at any city of Madison public library, the Treasurer’s Office in the City-County Building, or at either Streets Division office.  The Streets Division offices are open 7:30am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday.  They are located at 1501 W. Badger Rd. and 4602 Sycamore Ave.  Please note that the drop-off sites and the Streets Division offices have different hours.
Stickers can also be purchased online at  Stickers do not print on demand. They will be mailed to you after a successful purchase.
City of Madison residents or taxpayers that have a $10 sticker to recycle a television are encouraged to bring the TV in need of recycling to a drop-off site prior to the end of 2016.  After January 1, 2017, those with a $10 sticker for television recycling will need to obtain an additional $5 appliance sticker in order to meet the new $15 fee.
More and more residents are jettisoning their bulky, antiquated cathode ray televisions (CRTs) in favor of new high definition sets.  In the month of November alone, the Streets Division recycled over 19 tons of televisions.  Over the course of 2016, we have recycled more tonnage of televisions than all the electronics items we recycled in 2015 combined. We anticipate that a high volume of televisions in need of recycling will likely continue for the next five years. Increasing the television recycling fee to $15 will better cover recycling costs.
All other appliance fees for the City of Madison will remain the same at this time. For a complete list of items requiring an additional fee, please visit our website.
Televisions, and many other electronic items, are banned from the landfill, so everyone must recycle them.  For a complete list of all public and private registered E-Cycle vendors, and the list of electronics banned from landfills, visit the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website..
For more information, residents can also visit the Streets Division website.