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Information about December 24, 25, and 26 below

Below is the information regarding Streets Division operations on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Christmas Eve Operations – Shortened Hours
On Tuesday, December 24, 2019 the Streets Division will perform regularly scheduled refuse and recycling collection. The drop-off site will also be open, but for limited hours.

Residents with a Tuesday collection day must have their carts to the curb by 7:00a.m. on December 24. If you place the carts to the curb after 7:00 a.m., you may miss your collection opportunity.

Crews will likely be in some neighborhoods earlier than the usual time, so residents must have the carts out by 7:00a.m. to ensure collection. The Streets Division hopes to conclude curbside collection of refuse and recycling by 11a.m. on December 24.

Since additional personnel will be needed for refuse and recycling collections on Christmas Eve, other curbside collections, like large item pickup, may be temporarily delayed.

The drop-off sites at 4602 Sycamore Ave and 1501 W. Badger Rd will also close for the day at 11a.m. on December 24.

Christmas Day – Closed
There will be no refuse, recycling, or large item collection on Wednesday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday. The drop-off sites will also be closed.

Operations for Thursday, December 26, 2019
Madison residents who normally have their refuse and recycling collected on Wednesdays should place their carts to the curb for collection by 7:00am on Thursday, December 26, 2019.

Residents with a Thursday collection day should also should place their carts to the curb for collection by 7:00am on Thursday, December 26, 2019.

Since the Streets Division will be collecting refuse and recycling from both the Wednesday and Thursday districts on December 26, it is imperative that residents in these areas place their carts curbside prior to 7:00am on that day. Carts set out late may not be collected.

Also, since Streets Division crews will be diverted from their normal tasks in order to collect refuse and recycling from the Wednesday and Thursday districts on December 26, other services, such as large item collection, may be temporarily delayed.

Drop-off Sites Information
The City of Madison drop-off sites will be open the following hours:

  • December 23, Monday - 7:30am to 3:00pm
  • December 24, Tuesday - 7:30a.m. to 11:00a.m.
  • December 25, Wednesday - Closed
  • December 26, Thursday - 7:30a.m. to 3:00p.m.
  • December 27, Friday - 7:30a.m. to 3:00p.m.

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

The drop-off sites are currently on winter hours. The Badger and Sycamore sites are open 7:30am to 3:00pm Monday to Friday, except on city holidays. Winter hours will remain in effect until April 4, 2020.

More information regarding the Streets Division’s recycling and solid waste services can be found at, or by contacting the Streets Division offices. East side residents, which are residents east of S. Park Street, including the isthmus, should call 608-246-4532. West side residents, which are residents west of S. Park Street, should call 608-266-4681.