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Posted on Nov 30, 2020:
Winter Drop-off Site Hours Begin Monday, December 7, 2020
The Streets Division will be adjusting drop-off site hours for the winter. On Saturday, December 5, all drop-off sites will be closed. Beginning on Monday December 7, 2020 the new winter drop-off …
Posted on Nov 24, 2020:
Last Saturday for the Streets Division Drop-off Sites is November 28, 2020 (UPDATED)
The final Saturday the Streets Division drop-off sites will be open this year is Saturday, November 28, 2020. All three drop-off sites will be open from 9:00am to 4:00pm on November 28, 2020. The …
Posted on Nov 23, 2020:
Refuse & Recycling Collection Schedule for the 2020 Thanksgiving Holiday
There will be no refuse and recycling collection on both Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The drop-off sites will also be closed on these two …
Posted on Nov 9, 2020:
Alternate Side Parking Begins November 15
  The City of Madison’s alternate side parking restrictions begin at 1 a.m. on Sunday, November 15, 2020. Alternate side parking is in effect each night from November 15, 2020 to March 15, 2021. …
Posted on Nov 6, 2020:
Active Enforcement of Peak Hour Lane Restrictions Resume Regular Enforcement Schedule
Along with alternate side parking restrictions, which also begin on Monday, November 16, active enforcement of peak hour parking regulations will return to normal. Citations will resume for these …
Posted on Nov 2, 2020:
Place Pumpkins in Your Yard Waste Piles
Have your jack-o-lanterns lost their fright? Have their snaggletoothed faces gone a little schlumpy? What do you do now with your moldering gourds, putrefying pumpkins, and your squishy squash …
Posted on Oct 29, 2020:
Part with your Pumpkin After Halloween: Try Composting
The City of Madison Engineering and Streets divisions want to remind the community not to place pumpkins in the City’s retention ponds and greenways after Halloween, and instead, consider …
Posted on Oct 9, 2020:
REMINDER: Raking Season Begins This Weekend
The weekend weather looks great for yard work. Before you dust off the rakes, make sure you get the new leaves and yard waste collection schedule for your home. All Madison residents have assigned …
Posted on Oct 8, 2020:
Brush Collection Over for 2020
Streets Division crews have completed the final round of guaranteed brush collection for the year of 2020. Residents should not place brush out for pickup again for this year. Streets Division …
Posted on Oct 1, 2020:
Be a watershed steward, try a new rain barrel, compost bin this fall
Anyone who wants to help the environment by being a better watershed steward should consider adding rain barrels and compost bins to their home this fall. Rainwater harvesting systems, such as rain …
Posted on Sep 29, 2020:
New Leaf and Yard Waste Collection Schedule Now Available
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 and yard waste collection schedule is now …
Posted on Sep 28, 2020:
Food Scraps Recycling at Drop-off Sites Ending October 2
Food scraps recycling at the Streets Division drop-off sites will stop for the year on Friday, October 2, 2020. The drop-off program will restart in 2021. Food scraps recycling at the drop-off …
Posted on Sep 18, 2020:
Clean Streets/Clean Lakes Parking Enforcement Resumes October 5
Enforcement of all posted Clean Streets/Clean Lakes (CSCL) parking restrictions will resume on October 5, 2020. Clean Streets/Clean Lakes prohibits parking for one side of a street for a four hour …
Posted on Sep 15, 2020:
Announcing the Brand New Yard Waste Collection Schedule for 2020
The Streets Division will be using a brand new leaf collection schedule for the fall of 2020. Madison residents will have assigned days when you should set leaves to the curb for collection. The …
Posted on Sep 14, 2020:
Final Round of Brush Collection Begins Monday, September 21
The Streets Division will begin the final guaranteed round of brush collection of the year on Monday, September 21, 2020. All residents who need curbside brush collection service this year should …
Posted on Sep 1, 2020:
No Refuse, Recycling, or Large Item Collections on Labor Day
The Streets Division will not perform refuse, recycling, brush, or large item collections on Monday, September 7, 2020 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The drop-off sites will also be …
Posted on Jul 31, 2020:
Statement Regarding Removal of Painting on West Dayton Street
The City of Madison Streets Division began today to remove the painting from West Dayton Street. The painting on the street causes a traffic hazard by covering the double yellow traffic lines and …
Posted on Jul 31, 2020:
August Moving Days: Donate, Donate, Donate
Last year, the City of Madison landfilled over one million pounds of unwanted things just from the August Moving Days. Rather than wasting usable goods in the landfill, it’s much better to give …
Posted on Jul 30, 2020:
Recycling Televisions and Other Electronics
Electronics must be delivered to the Streets Division’s drop-off sites, or to a reputable private electronics recycler in the area that will protect your data and handle the material safely. They …
Posted on Jul 29, 2020:
August Moving Days: Appliances, Furniture, & Other Large Items
The Streets Division uses a truck-mounted crane to collect large items, and we also use two-person crews to lift things from the curb. Following these below guidelines will help keep the workers …
Posted on Jul 28, 2020:
August Moving Days: Order Recycling Fee Stickers In Advance
Certain items, like microwaves and televisions, accepted by the Streets Division require a recycling fee sticker. A complete list of items that require a fee can be found on the Streets Division’s …
Posted on Jul 27, 2020:
August Moving Days: Daily Collections of Carts in Student Move Area
The annual August Moving Days ritual in downtown Madison will begin soon. On top of packing, hauling, and saying goodbyes, movers need to decide just what to do with all their unwanted stuff. Over …
Posted on Jun 29, 2020:
Streets Division Drop-off Sites Closed for July 4th Holiday
The Streets Division drop-off sites will be closed on Saturday, July 4, 2020 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Since this holiday falls on a Saturday, curbside collections of trash, …
Posted on Jun 15, 2020:
Streets Division Offices Re-Opening with Limited Services on June 22
On Monday, June 22, 2020, the Streets Division offices at 4602 Sycamore Ave. and 1501 W. Badger Rd will open for customer service questions only. Recycling fee sticker sales will not be available …
Posted on Jun 12, 2020:
Mulch Sales Resume at 121 E. Olin Ave on June 15
Beginning on Monday, June 15, 2020, mulch sales will resume at the Streets Division’s Mulch and Brush Processing Center at 121 E. Olin Ave. Brush processing for a fee will also resume. Transactions …
Posted on Jun 2, 2020:
Mulch Available at 121 E. Olin Ave Beginning June 5, 2020
City of Madison residents will once again be able to obtain small amounts of free mulch the Streets Division facility located at 121 E. Olin Ave beginning at 7:30am on June 5, 2020. Residents will …
Posted on May 19, 2020:
Mulch Availability in Parks Ending
The mulch availability in select city parks is coming to an end. The Streets Division began the final mulch deliveries today, May 19, 2020, and the sites will not be restocked again once they have …
Posted on May 19, 2020:
No Streets Division Collections on Memorial Day
There will be no recycling, trash, brush, or large item collections performed by the City of Madison Streets Division on Monday, May 25, 2020 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The Streets …
Posted on May 8, 2020:
Friday Good News Updates
It is Friday, and as promised, I want to share some good news as we begin the weekend. I am pleased to announce the unveiling of the City’s new initiative LOOK FORWARD. In ways, big and small, …
Posted on May 7, 2020:
An Update on our Community and COVID-19.
Thank you again for staying home, for maintaining social distance when you need to go out and for wearing facial coverings. You are making a difference as we work to flatten the curve. Public …
Posted on May 5, 2020:
Tips for Using the Streets Division Drop-off Sites
The Streets Division drop-off sites are open, and they have been experiencing very long lines this week. Residents have experienced wait times of an hour or more before entering the unloading area …
Posted on May 4, 2020:
The 2020 Spring Yard Waste Collection Is Complete
On Monday, May 4, Streets Division collection crews completed the spring yard waste collection rounds. Residents should not place yard waste to the curb at this time. Rather than placing yard waste …
Posted on May 4, 2020:
Spring Tree Planting Delays
The Streets Division’s Urban Forestry section’s spring tree planting season is underway. Due to the pandemic and social distancing guidelines, the number trees planted this spring will be half of …
Posted on May 4, 2020:
Food Scraps Recycling Available at Drop-off Sites
For the first time in Madison, food scraps recycling will be available at all three of the Streets Division drop-off sites. This is a special voluntary recycling program available only at the …
Posted on Apr 22, 2020:
Limited Amount of Mulch to be Available in Parks for Residents on Temporary Basis
The Streets Division will place a limited amount of mulch in six City of Madison parks for residents to use. Mulch will be piled at the below locations by 3:00pm on April 24. Check the website for …
Posted on Apr 22, 2020:
Streets Division Drop-off Sites Set to Re-Open April 24 with New Restrictions
On April 24, 2020 the Streets Division drop-off sites for Madison residents will re-open with new restrictions and new hours to help keep residents and staff safe. The drop-off sites that are set …
Posted on Apr 18, 2020:
Some good news from Mayor Rhodes-Conway
I was speaking to a group of employees who are hit hard by this pandemic this week, and although I could not talk about a specific end to this challenge, I did share that if there was a silver …
Posted on Apr 15, 2020:
COVID-19 and Some Essential City Services
While we work together to stay healthy and support each other, I wanted to share that there are many City services and work continuing. We have hundreds of employees deployed in the field …
Posted on Mar 30, 2020:
Curbside Brush Collection Begins April 6
On Monday, April 6, 2020, the Streets Division will begin curbside brush collection. Residents should anticipate slower collection service than in past years. Collection depends on staff …
Posted on Mar 30, 2020:
Spring Yard Waste Collection Starts April 6
On Monday, April 6, 2020 the Streets Division will begin curbside yard waste pickup. Residents should anticipate slower collection service than in past years. Collection depends on staff …
Posted on Mar 24, 2020:
Streets Division Drop-off Sites Closed
All Streets Division drop-off sites will be closed until further notice beginning at 3:00 p.m, Tuesday, March 24. This means the drop-off sites at 1501 W. Badger Rd, 4602 Sycamore Ave, and the …
Posted on Mar 17, 2020:
Drop-off Site Service Change: No Unloading Assistance
The Streets Division drop-off site attendants will no longer assist any resident when unloading material at the sites. Residents bringing heavy items should make the appropriate plans to be sure …
Posted on Mar 17, 2020:
Streets Division Offices Closing - Recycling Fee Sticker Purchasing Changes
At 4:00pm today, March 17, 2020, Streets Division customer service offices will close to the public until further notice. The drop-off sites and other Streets Division services, like curbside …
Posted on Mar 13, 2020:
Trash & Recycling Collection Services to Begin Earlier Starting March 16
The Streets Division will start refuse and recycling collection services at 6:30am beginning on March 16, 2020. All residents should have their carts out to the curb ready for collection by 6:30am …
Posted on Mar 4, 2020:
Night Sweeping Begins Sunday, March 8
The Streets Division will begin the annual nighttime spring cleanup street sweeping process on the evening of March 8, 2020, if the weather allows. Every year as winter changes to spring, the …
Posted on Feb 19, 2020:
Snow Emergency Canceled
The City of Madison has canceled the snow emergency for this evening, February 19, 2020 into the early morning hours of February 20, 2020. Some areas within the Snow Emergency Zone still need to be …
Posted on Feb 18, 2020:
Madison Declares Snow Emergency
The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency on February 18, 2020. Alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect starting at 1:00 a.m. this evening for the Snow Emergency Zone as well …
Posted on Feb 18, 2020:
Large Item Collection Delayed Today
Scheduled large item collection for February, 18, 2020 will be delayed. Residents who have placed large items to the curb for today’s scheduled collection may leave them in place. Collection will …
Posted on Feb 17, 2020:
Citywide Plowing Tonight, No Snow Emergency Declared
All Madison streets will be plowed. There is no snow emergency in effect for tonight. A citywide plowing operation will begin this evening at approximately midnight.  Citywide plowing takes 12 to …
Posted on Feb 10, 2020:
Snow Emergency Continues Tonight
A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Tuesday, February 11. This means the overnight alternate side parking restrictions are in effect again tonight for the …
Posted on Feb 9, 2020:
Madison Declares Snow Emergency
The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency on February 9, 2020. This means alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect this evening starting at 1:00 a.m. for the Snow Emergency …
Posted on Jan 24, 2020:
Citywide Plowing Tonight, No Snow Emergency Declared
All Madison streets will be plowed. There is no snow emergency in effect. A citywide plowing operation will begin this evening at approximately 11:00pm. Citywide plowing takes 12 to 16 hours to …
Posted on Jan 19, 2020:
Snow Emergency Continues Tonight
A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Monday, January 20, 2020 Alternate side parking restrictions are in effect again tonight for the entire city of …
Posted on Jan 18, 2020:
Madison Declares Snow Emergency
The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency on January 18, 2020. This means alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect this evening at 1:00 a.m. for the Snow Emergency Zone as well …
Posted on Jan 17, 2020:
Big Snow Forecast, Crews Ready for Bike Path Snow Removal
As the next weather maker moves through Friday and Saturday, City Engineering operations crews are ready to clear bike paths in the City of snow this weekend. Clearing bike paths is necessary for …
Posted on Jan 17, 2020:
Final Chance for Christmas Tree Collection Begins January 21
The Streets Division will begin the final round of Christmas tree collection on January 21, 2020. Residents who wish to have their trees collected at the curb should have them out and ready for …
Posted on Jan 15, 2020:
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 observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr holiday. The drop-off sites will also be closed. Madison residents who …
Posted on Jan 12, 2020:
Snow Emergency Canceled
The City of Madison has canceled the snow emergency for this evening, January 12, 2020. Based on the amount of snow received from yesterday’s storms, it was determined that a second evening of a …
Posted on Jan 11, 2020:
Madison Declares Snow Emergency
The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. This means alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect tonight starting at 1:00 a.m. for the Snow Emergency Zone as well as the rest of …
Posted on Jan 8, 2020:
Forestry Section Moves to the Streets Division
The Forestry Section has moved from the Parks Division to the Streets Division. As part of the move to Streets, the Forestry website has been relocated to www.cityofmadison.com/forestry. How to …
Posted on Dec 30, 2019:
How to Have Your Christmas Tree Collected
The Streets Division provides two rounds of curbside collection for Christmas trees. The first round will begin on January 2, 2020 with the second and final round beginning on January 21. Wreaths, …
Posted on Dec 26, 2019:
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 Operations – Shortened Hours On Tuesday, December 31, 2019 the Streets …
Posted on Dec 17, 2019:
The Christmas Eve & Christmas Holiday Refuse & Recycling Schedule
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 …
Posted on Dec 6, 2019:
Final Weekend for Streets Division Drop-off Site Hours
This is the final weekend to use the Streets Division’s drop-off sites in 2019. This is also the final weekend for Madison residents to use the yard waste only drop-off site at 402 South Point Rd …
Posted on Dec 6, 2019:
Final Weekend for Streets Division Drop-off Site Hours
This is the final weekend to use the Streets Division’s drop-off sites in 2019. This is also the final weekend for Madison residents to use the yard waste only drop-off site at 402 South Point Rd …
Posted on Dec 3, 2019:
Final Week for Expanded Drop-off Site Hours
This is the final week for expanded hours at the Streets Division’s drop-off sites. This is also the final week for Madison residents to use the yard waste only drop-off site at 402 South Point Rd …
Posted on Dec 2, 2019:
City of Madison Begins Climate Resilience Planning with Support from University of Wisconsin
The City of Madison is partnering with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, the Wisconsin Institute on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI), and UW-Extension Dane …
Posted on Nov 22, 2019:
Curbside Leaf and Yard Waste Collection Ending for 2019
The Streets Division’s curbside collection for yard waste and leaves is ending for 2019. Residents should not place additional leaves and yard waste on the terrace for collection. Instead, …
Posted on Nov 20, 2019:
Refuse & Recycling Collection Schedule for the 2019 Thanksgiving Holiday
There will be no refuse and recycling collection on both Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The drop-off sites will also be closed on these two …
Posted on Nov 11, 2019:
Amazing Results from Weekend Leaf Collection & Sweeping Operations
On Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10, Streets Division staff collected leaves and swept the street. The work produced tremendous results. Street Division crews worked 11 hours both days …
Posted on Nov 11, 2019:
What Can You Put in the Recycling Cart?
America Recycles Day is later this week. This is a day where the nation is encouraged to take a time out to recycle more and recycle right. In Madison, we’ve been recycling for over 50 years, but …
Posted on Nov 11, 2019:
Snow Emergency Zone Expands
The Snow Emergency Zone will expand for the winter of 2019/2020.  Streets within the Snow Emergency Zone will also have a posted once-weekly 4-hour parking restriction. The Snow Emergency Zone …
Posted on Nov 11, 2019:
Alternate Side Parking Begins November 15 at 1am
The City of Madison’s alternate side parking restrictions begin at 1 a.m. on Friday, November 15th. Alternate side parking is in effect from November 15 to March 15 for the entire City of Madison, …
Posted on Nov 8, 2019:
Street Sweepers to Operate Around the Clock this Weekend
Streets Division street sweepers will be working continuously from 7:00am on Saturday, November 9, 2019 until approximately 5pm on Sunday, November 10, or until temperatures become too cold to for …
Posted on Nov 8, 2019:
Yard Waste Collection Happening Nov. 9 & Nov. 10
The Streets Division will be collecting leaves and yard waste on Saturday, November 9, 2019 and again on Sunday, November 10. Yard waste collection crews will be working from 6:00am to 5:00pm both …
Posted on Nov 7, 2019:
2020-2021 Refuse, Recycling, and Large Item Schedule Calendars Now Available
The 2020-2021 collection schedule calendars are now available. The collection schedule calendar shows what day refuse, recycling, and large items will be collected by Streets Division crews. When …
Posted on Nov 6, 2019:
Leaf Collection Continues During Nov. 6 Snow
In spite in the snowfall, the Streets Division is collecting leaves and yard waste from the curb on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. Collection crews will be picking up what can be identified as leaves …
Posted on Nov 4, 2019:
Place Pumpkins in Yard Waste Piles
Pumpkins are in everything this time of year. They’re in lattes, cookies, cereal – even dog treats and deodorant! But did you know you could spice up your yard waste piles with pumpkins, too? You …
Posted on Nov 1, 2019:
Leaf & Yard Waste Collection Continues Following Snow
The Streets Division will resume collecting curbside piles of leaves and yard waste on Friday, November 1, 2019. While the Halloween snowstorm caused delays, it did not end operations for the …
Posted on Oct 25, 2019:
Brush Collection Completed for 2019
Curbside brush collection is over for 2019. Residents should not place brush to the curb again until regular curbside collection resumes in the spring of 2020. Residents with brush for disposal …
Posted on Oct 23, 2019:
It Takes a Team: Rake before the Rain, Reduce Phosphorus
“It takes all of us to keep the leaves out of the street,” Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway said at a press conference, Oct. 23, on the City’s west side. “It takes all of us to work together, and when we …
Posted on Oct 7, 2019:
Final Round of Brush Collection Begins Monday, October 14
The Streets Division will begin the final guaranteed round of brush collection of the year on Monday, October 14, 2019. Residents who wish to utilize the curbside brush collection service this year …
Posted on Sep 23, 2019:
Fall Leaves/Yard Waste Collection to Begin Monday, September 30
The City of Madison Streets Division will begin curbside leaf and yard waste collection for the fall on Monday, September 30, 2019. What is “Leaves and Yard Waste”? Yard waste includes: Leaves, …
Posted on Sep 23, 2019:
Sandbag Collection Completed
Residents should not place additional sandbags to the curb for pickup at this time. The deadline to place sandbags to the curb for pickup was September 22, 2019. Collection crews will cycle through …
Posted on Sep 17, 2019:
Sandbag Collection Ends Soon
The final opportunity for curbside sandbag collection ends soon. Residents have until Sunday, September 22, 2019 to place sandbags at the curb for pickup. Sandbags placed to the curb after …
Posted on Sep 9, 2019:
Final Sandbag Collection Opportunity Begins Today
The final opportunity for curbside sandbag collection begins today, Monday, September 9, 2019. Residents have until Sunday, September 22 to place sandbags at the curb for pickup. In order for …
Posted on Aug 30, 2019:
Final Sandbag Collection Opportunity Begins September 9
The final opportunity for curbside sandbag collection will begin on Monday, September 9, 2019. In order for residents to have their sandbags collected efficiently, residents must first visit the …
Posted on Aug 29, 2019:
No Refuse, Recycling, or Large Item Collections on Labor Day
The Streets Division will not perform refuse, recycling, or large item collections on Monday, September 2, 2019 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The drop-off sites will also be closed on …
Posted on Aug 15, 2019:
August Moving Days – Early Start on Move Out's Last Collection Day
On Friday, August 16, 2019, Streets Division crews will begin collections in the Moving Days area at 4:00am. Regularly scheduled weekly collections for the Moving Days area will return the week of …
Posted on Aug 13, 2019:
August Moving Days – Early Start on August 15
On Thursday, August 15, 2019, Streets Division crews will begin collections in the Moving Days area at 4:00 a.m.. Crews are beginning work early in an effort to collect as much material as possible …
Posted on Aug 5, 2019:
August Moving Days Begins Today
The annual August Moving Days tradition is underway! Streets Division crews have begun circling through the student move area and they will continue to do so during each workday until August …
Posted on Jul 29, 2019:
August Moving Days: Recycling Televisions and Other Electronics
The annual August Moving Days ritual in downtown Madison will begin soon. On top of packing, hauling, and saying goodbyes, movers need to decide just what to do with all their unwanted stuff. This …
Posted on Jul 26, 2019:
August Moving Days: Appliances, Furniture, & Other Large Items
The annual August Moving Days ritual in downtown Madison will begin soon. On top of packing, hauling, and saying goodbyes, movers need to decide just what to do with all their unwanted stuff. The …
Posted on Jul 25, 2019:
August Moving Days: Donations & Resale
The annual August Moving Days ritual in downtown Madison will begin soon. On top of packing, hauling, and saying goodbyes, movers need to decide just what to do with all their unwanted stuff. Over …
Posted on Jul 24, 2019:
August Moving Days - Using the Carts & Daily Collections
The annual August Moving Days ritual in downtown Madison will begin soon. On top of packing, hauling, and saying goodbyes, movers need to decide just what to do with all their unwanted stuff. Over …
Posted on Jul 19, 2019:
City Update on Power Outage from Mayor Rhodes-Conway's Press Conference
We are aware that the power outages have plagued MG&E and the City are not over. This report is to serve as a recap of the day at this point. City staff from thirteen departments worked throughout …
Posted on Jul 19, 2019:
City of Madison Update on Downtown Power Outage
The City of Madison is working to keep our community safe during this power outage. Updates will be provided as soon as information is available. Traffic Safety There are a number of intersections …
Posted on Jul 1, 2019:
No Trash or Recycling Collection on Fourth of July
There will be no refuse, recycling, brush, or large item collection on Thursday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The Streets Division drop-off sites will also be …
Posted on May 28, 2019:
Sandbag collection to be determined in late Summer/early Fall
The City of Madison Engineering and Streets divisions plan to coordinate sandbag collection after Labor Day weekend. Many homeowners still have sandbags from last summer, and some have decided to …
Posted on May 21, 2019:
No Streets Division Collections on Memorial Day
There will be no recycling, trash, brush, or large item collections performed by the City of Madison Streets Division on Monday, May 27, 2019 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The Streets …
Posted on May 10, 2019:
The 2019 Spring Yard Waste Collection Is Complete
The opportunity to receive curbside yard waste collection this spring has ended. Streets Division collection crews are wrapping up the final round, and it is too late to add additional material the …
Posted on May 1, 2019:
Final Yard Waste Collection Round Begins May 6
The final round of spring yard waste collection will begin on Monday, May 6, 2019. Upon the completion of this collection round, curbside yard waste pickup will end for the season and crews will be …
Posted on Apr 26, 2019:
Streets Division Drop-off Site at 402 South Point Road Closed Saturday, April 27, 2019
The Streets Division’s yard waste only drop-off site at 402 South Point Rd will be closed on Saturday, April 27, 2019, due to weather. The drop-off sites at 1501 W. Badger Rd and 4602 Sycamore Ave. …
Posted on Apr 24, 2019:
Sandbag call out: City asks public for sandbag information
The City of Madison Engineering Division would like to gather information about who still has sandbags in the City of Madison in need of collection after last year’s flooding.  This information …
Posted on Apr 22, 2019:
Celebrate Earth Day by Recycling More & Recycling Right
Earth Day started on April 22, 1970, which is two years after the City of Madison began our recycling program. Take a moment today to get reacquainted with Earth Day’s older sibling, the City of …
Posted on Mar 25, 2019:
Curbside Brush Collection Begins April 1, 2019
On Monday, April 1, 2019, the Streets Division will begin curbside brush collection. Curbside collection should last from April through the end September. Residents will have multiple opportunities …
Posted on Mar 25, 2019:
Spring Yard Waste Collection Starts April 1, 2019
On Monday, April 1, 2019 the Streets Division will begin curbside yard waste pickup for the spring. There are two curbside collection opportunities during the spring pickup window. After both …
Posted on Mar 25, 2019:
Streets Division Drop-off Sites Expanded Hours Begin Saturday, March 30, 2019
On Saturday, March 30, 2019 all three of the Streets Division’s drop off sites will begin expanded summer hours. Beginning on March 30, they will be open seven days a week (except holidays). The …
Posted on Mar 11, 2019:
Spring Cleanup Street Sweeping Starts March 17
The Streets Division will begin the annual spring cleanup street sweeping process on the evening of March 17, 2019, if the weather allows. Starting on the evening of March 17, an overnight shift of …
Posted on Feb 28, 2019:
City of Madison Donates Surplus Collection Carts to Sister City, the Gambia
In 2015, the City of Madison and Kanifing, the Gambia, joined as sister cities in order to help each other achieve our many shared values, such as improving the health for our residents and being …
Posted on Feb 25, 2019:
South Pleasant View Road Now Open
South Pleasant View Road between Valley View Road and Old Sauk Road is now open for traffic. Streets Division crews were dispatched at 4:00 a.m. on Monday, February 25, 2019 to plow the snow and …
Posted on Feb 25, 2019:
South Pleasant View Rd Closed Due to Blowing Snow
Due to limited visibility related to blowing snow, South Pleasant View Road is closed between Valley View Road and Old Sauk Road tonight, Sunday, February 24, 2019. It will remain closed to traffic …
Posted on Feb 21, 2019:
Snow Emergency Canceled
The City of Madison has canceled the snow emergency for this evening, February 21, 2019. Streets Division staff assessed the road conditions this morning and determined the second evening of a snow …
Posted on Feb 20, 2019:
Madison Declares Snow Emergency on February 20
The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency today, February 20, 2019. This means alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect tonight for the Snow Emergency Zone as well as the rest …
Posted on Feb 19, 2019:
2019 Recyclopedias Now Available
It’s here! It’s here! The new Recyclopedias are here! The 2019 Recyclopedias contain important information about Streets Division collection services. Need to know what can go into your recycling …
Posted on Feb 18, 2019:
Snow Emergency Continues for the Evening of February 18
A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until at least 7 a.m. Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Alternate side parking restrictions are in effect again tonight for the entire …
Posted on Feb 18, 2019:
Large Items & Christmas Tree Collection Suspended February 18
The Streets Division has suspended large item collection for Monday, February 18, 2019 in response to weather conditions. The ongoing Christmas tree collection operations will also be suspended …
Posted on Feb 18, 2019:
Trash and Recycling Collection Will Occur on Monday, February 18
The Streets Division will collect refuse and recycling as scheduled on Monday, February 18, 2019. Residents who have a Monday refuse and recycling day should have their carts out and ready for …
Posted on Feb 17, 2019:
Madison Declares Snow Emergency on February 17
The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency today, February 17, 2019. This means alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect tonight for the Snow Emergency Zone as well as the rest …
Posted on Feb 14, 2019:
Snow Emergency Extended Until 7:00 a.m. February 15
  A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until at least 7 a.m. Friday, February 15, 2019.   Alternate side parking restrictions are in effect again tonight for the entire …
Posted on Feb 13, 2019:
Snow Emergency Continues Tonight
A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until at least 7 a.m. Thursday, February 14, 2019. Alternate side parking restrictions are in effect again tonight for the entire …
Posted on Feb 12, 2019:
UPDATED: Madison Declares Snow Emergency
Update 2/2/19, 11:34 a.m: The list of streets below have will have vehicles ticketed and towed has been updated. The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency today, February 12, 2019. This …
Posted on Feb 12, 2019:
Refuse and Recycling On Schedule for February 12
Refuse and recycling scheduled for Tuesday, February 12, 2019 will occur. Due to road conditions, arrival time of trucks may be later than their usual time in some neighborhoods. Please leave the …
Posted on Feb 12, 2019:
Streets Division Drop-off Sites Closed February 12
The Streets Division drop-off sites at 1501 W. Badger Rd and 4602 Sycamore Ave. will be closed on Tuesday, February 12. The sites will re-open for winter hours on Wednesday, February 13 at 7:30 …
Posted on Feb 12, 2019:
Large Item Collection Suspended February 12
The Streets Division has suspended large item collection for Tuesday, February 12, 2019 in response to weather conditions. The ongoing Christmas tree collection operations will also be suspended …
Posted on Feb 11, 2019:
All Residential Streets to be Salted
Streets Division will apply salt to all residential streets in Madison on Monday, February 11, 2019. This is likely the first time that all Madison streets have been directly salted since the salt …
Posted on Feb 7, 2019:
Refuse and Recycling Completed for Madison's West Side
Refuse and Recycling Information Streets Division crews for the west side of Madison have completed refuse and recycling collection for residents with a scheduled pickup for Thursday, February 7, …
Posted on Feb 7, 2019:
Ice Causing Refuse/Recycling Delays for Madison West side
Refuse and recycling collection for the west side of Madison has been delayed due to the icy weather today, Thursday, February 7, 2019. East side collections are not experiencing delays at this …
Posted on Feb 1, 2019:
Standard Streets Division Operations Resume February 4
The Streets Division will be returning to normal operations on Monday, February 4. Scheduled Collections: Large Items, Trash, and Recycling Collections of large items, trash, and recycling will …
Posted on Jan 31, 2019:
Severe Weather Update - 1/31/2019
With record setting low temperatures, City of Madison staff remain on duty assisting not only residents of Madison, but in one instance, residents of the small neighboring community of …
Posted on Jan 30, 2019:
Trash and Recycling Collection Will Occur on Thursday, January 31
The Streets Division will perform trash and recycling collection on Thursday, January 31. Residents who have a scheduled refuse and/or recycling collection should have their carts placed for pickup …
Posted on Jan 30, 2019:
Severe Weather Update
Madison employees including Police, Fire, Streets, Water, Engineering, Madison Metro, Traffic Engineering, Building Inspection, Fleet Service and others are continuing to brave the cold to assure …
Posted on Jan 29, 2019:
Refuse and Recycling for January 30 & January 31 Will Occur as Scheduled
The Streets Division intends to collect refuse and recycling on January 30 and January 31 as scheduled. Carts should be placed to the curb by 7:00 a.m. for their scheduled collection. Information …
Posted on Jan 29, 2019:
Snow Emergency Not Extended
The Streets Division will not extend the snow emergency beyond 7:00 a.m. today. Road conditions will be re-evaluated on Thursday, January 31. If narrow roads persist, especially within the Snow …
Posted on Jan 28, 2019:
Refuse and Recycling Operations Resume for Tuesday
Refuse and recycling collections return to their regular schedule for Tuesday, January 29. Carts in the Tuesday collection area should be placed to the curb by 7:00 a.m. to ensure pick …
Posted on Jan 28, 2019:
Snow Emergency Continues Tonight
A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until at least 7 a.m. Tuesday, January 29. Alternate side parking restrictions are in effect again tonight for the entire city of …
Posted on Jan 28, 2019:
Large Item and Christmas Tree Collections Suspended for Week of January 28
The Streets Division’s large item collection scheduled for the week of January 28 will be suspended. The anticipated start of the final round of Christmas tree collection will also be delayed. The …
Posted on Jan 27, 2019:
Streets Division Drop-off Sites Closed Week of January 28 Due to Weather
The Streets Division drop-off sites will be closed during the week of January 28 due to the snowstorm and extreme cold to follow. Streets Division staff typically assigned to maintain the drop-off …
Posted on Jan 27, 2019:
Trash and Recycling Collection Suspended Monday Due to Snow
The Streets Division will suspend trash and recycling collection for Monday, January 28. The 26 vehicle operators typically assigned to refuse and recycling will instead be reassigned to snow …
Posted on Jan 27, 2019:
Madison Declares Snow Emergency
The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. This means alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect tonight for the Snow Emergency Zone as well as the rest of the City of Madison. …
Posted on Jan 24, 2019:
Snow Emergency Extended
A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Friday, January 25. Alternate side parking restrictions are in effect again tonight for the entire city of Madison, …
Posted on Jan 23, 2019:
Snow Emergency Continues
A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Thursday, January 24. Alternate side parking restrictions are in effect again tonight for the entire city of Madison, …
Posted on Jan 22, 2019:
Snow Emergency Towing in Effect Tonight
In response to the declared snow emergency in Madison, vehicles on the below listed areas within the Snow Emergency Zone that are found in violation of the alternate side parking ordinance will be …
Posted on Jan 22, 2019:
Madison Declares Snow Emergency
The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. This means alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect tonight for the Snow Emergency Zone as well as the rest of the City of Madison. …
Posted on Jan 22, 2019:
CORRECTED: Large Item and Christmas Tree Collections Delayed
Due the anticipated snow event, the Streets Division’s large item collection scheduled for the week of January 22 will be delayed. The anticipated start of the final round of Christmas tree …
Posted on Jan 19, 2019:
No Snow Emergency Declared – Plowing Continues
The Streets Division will not declare snow emergency tonight, January 19. Citywide plowing operations will continue throughout today and will likely continue until noon Sunday. The Streets Division …
Posted on Jan 19, 2019:
All Streets to be Plowed Today
The Streets Division will plow all City of Madison streets today, January 19. Streets Division staff will assess the road conditions and make a determination later today if a snow emergency …
Posted on Jan 15, 2019:
Final Chance for Christmas Tree Collection
The Streets Division will begin the final round of Christmas tree collection starting on January 22. Residents who wish to have their trees collected at the curb should have them out and ready for …
Posted on Jan 14, 2019:
No Refuse, Recycling Collection on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Monday, January 21 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr holiday. The drop-off sites will also be closed. Madison residents who normally …
Posted on Jan 2, 2019:
Large Item Collection Delayed for East Side Residents
Large item collection for the east side of Madison has been delayed today due to weather. The personnel needed for large item pickup have been diverted to snow and ice duties related to today’s …
Posted on Jan 2, 2019:
Christmas Tree Collection and the Invasive Elongate Hemlock Scale
On December 26, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) issued a notice that an invasive species known as the elongate hemlock scale was found on evergreen …
Posted on Jan 1, 2019:
All Streets to be Plowed – No Snow Emergency
The Streets Division will plow all City of Madison Streets tonight, December 31, and plowing will continue into January 1, 2019. There is no declared snow emergency. The Streets Division crews …
Posted on Dec 27, 2018:
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 and New Year’s Day. New Year’s Eve Operations – Shortened Hours On Monday, December 31, the Streets Division will …
Posted on Dec 27, 2018:
How to Have Your Christmas Tree Collected
The Streets Division provides two rounds of curbside collection for Christmas trees. Residents who wish to have their trees collected at the curb should follow the below guidelines in order to …
Posted on Dec 26, 2018:
Holiday Recycling Tips Recap & Thanks
Over the past several days, the Streets Division shared a number of recycling tips for Madison residents (a recap of these can be found below). The Streets Division’s last tip for the holiday …
Posted on Dec 24, 2018:
Holiday Recycling Tips: Recycling Styrofoam & Cooking Oil
We are in the season of giving, which also means figuring out what to do with a lot of extra stuff. Over the past several days, we shared some recycling tips on how you should handle the excess of …
Posted on Dec 21, 2018:
Holiday Recycling Tips: Recycle Old Electronics
We are in the season of giving, which also means figuring out what to do with all the old stuff the gifts have replaced. Over the past several days, we shared some recycling tips on how you should …
Posted on Dec 20, 2018:
Holiday Recycling Tips: Keep Recycling Lid Closed
We are in the season of giving, which also means figuring out how to recycle a lot of material from these gifts. Over the next few days, we will share some recycling tips on how you should handle …
Posted on Dec 19, 2018:
Holiday Recycling Tips: Overstuffed Recycling Cart? Upgrade It!
We are in the season of giving, which also means figuring out how to handle all the extra recycling from the gifts. Over the next few days, we will share some recycling tips on how you should …
Posted on Dec 18, 2018:
Holiday Recycling Tips: Recycle (Most) Wrapping Paper
We are in the season of giving, which also means figuring out what to do with all the extra stuff from the gifts. Over the next several days, we will share some recycling tips on how you should …
Posted on Dec 17, 2018:
Holiday Recycling Tips: How to Recycle Household Batteries
We are in the season of giving, which also means figuring out what to do with all the old stuff the gifts have replaced. Over the next several days, we will share some recycling tips on how you …
Posted on Dec 17, 2018:
Christmas Holiday Refuse & Recycling Schedule
Below is the information regarding Streets Division operations on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Christmas Eve Operations – Shortened Hours On Monday, December 24, the Streets Division will …
Posted on Dec 14, 2018:
Holiday Recycling Tips: How to Recycle a Television
We are in the season of giving, which also means figuring out what to do with all the old stuff the gifts have replaced. Over the next several days, we will share some recycling tips on how you …
Posted on Dec 13, 2018:
Holiday Recycling Tips: How to Handle Extra Cardboard
We are in the season of giving, which also means figuring out what to do with all the old stuff the gifts have replaced. Over the next several days, we will share some recycling tips on how you …
Posted on Dec 12, 2018:
Holiday Recycling Tips: What to do With Clothes
We are in the season of giving, which also means figuring out what to do with all the old stuff the gifts have replaced. Over the next several days, we will share recycling tips on how you should …
Posted on Dec 3, 2018:
Snow Emergency Zone Expansion Goes into Effect
The Snow Emergency Zone has expanded and the expansion will go into effect this evening at 1:00 a.m., December 4. The expansion adds the Greenbush and Vilas neighborhoods to the Snow Emergency …
Posted on Nov 30, 2018:
Curbside Sandbag Collection Complete
City of Madison Streets Division and Engineering crews have completed collecting sandbags that were placed out for pickup prior to the November 25 deadline. Curbside sandbag collection for 2018 is …
Posted on Nov 30, 2018:
Curbside Leaf and Yard Waste Collection Done for 2018
Curbside leaf and yard waste collection for the 2018 fall period has officially ended. All areas of Madison have received their final official opportunity for curbside leaf and yard waste …
Posted on Nov 30, 2018:
Final Weekend for Streets Division Drop-off Site Hours
This is the final weekend for the Streets Division’s drop-off sites in 2018.  This is also the final weekend for Madison residents to use the yard waste only drop-off site at 402 South Point Rd …
Posted on Nov 27, 2018:
Final Week for Expanded Drop-off Site Hours
This is the final week for expanded hours at the Streets Division’s drop-off sites. This is also the final week for Madison residents to use the yard waste only drop-off site at 402 South Point Rd …
Posted on Nov 26, 2018:
Sandbag Collection Ending for 2018
Residents should not place additional sandbags to the curb for pickup at this time. The deadline to place sandbags to the curb for pickup was November 25. Collection crews will cycle through the …
Posted on Nov 21, 2018:
Leaf Collection Ending for 2018
Curbside leaf and yard waste collection for the fall of 2018 is ending. The final guaranteed collection opportunity is ongoing. While the Streets Division will try to provide at least one more …
Posted on Nov 14, 2018:
Alternate Side Parking Rules Begin November 15 at 1am
The City of Madison’s alternate side parking restrictions begin at 1 a.m. on Thursday, November 15th. Alternate side parking is in effect from November 15 to March 15 for the entire City of …
Posted on Nov 14, 2018:
Collection Schedule for the Thanksgiving Holiday
There will be no refuse and recycling collection on both Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The drop-off sites will also be closed on these two …
Posted on Nov 9, 2018:
Yard Waste Crews Working Saturday, November 10
On Saturday, November 10, the Streets Division will perform curbside yard waste collection. Crews will be collecting leaves and other yard waste. Streets Division crews will be working a 10-hour …
Posted on Nov 2, 2018:
Pumpkin Spiced Leaf Piles Are Back!
Pumpkins are in everything this time of year. They’re in lattes, cookies, cereal – even deodorant and burritos. But let’s not forget you can spice up your yard waste piles with pumpkins, too! Put …
Posted on Nov 2, 2018:
Yard Waste Crews Working Saturday, November 3
On Saturday, November 3, the Streets Division will perform curbside yard waste collection. Crews will be collecting leaves and other yard waste, which includes pumpkins. Streets Division yard waste …
Posted on Oct 30, 2018:
Leaf Collection Crews Begin 10-Hour Workdays
Starting today, October 30, the Streets Division’s yard waste collection crews will begin working 10-hour days in order to collect more leaves and other yard waste material. Curbside yard waste …
Posted on Oct 24, 2018:
City of Madison Flooding Update- Wednesday, October 24, 2018
FEMA Recovery Office Scheduled to Open Soon Local disaster relief officials are working with those from the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) to establish a Disaster Recovery Center …
Posted on Oct 24, 2018:
Sandbag Disposal & Collection
Residents with sandbags have four options on how to manage them, including curbside collection that will begin on October 29. Option 1: Store for Future Use Lake levels remain high, so concerns …
Posted on Oct 12, 2018:
Brush Collection Ends for 2018
Curbside brush collection is over for 2018. Residents should not place brush to the curb again until regular curbside collection resumes in the spring of 2019. Residents with brush for disposal …
Posted on Oct 4, 2018:
City of Madison Flooding Update-Thursday, October 4, 2018
Potential Rising Waters and Reminders on Sandbags and Parking Both Lake Mendota and Monona rose about 5 inches following the rain we received last Sunday and Monday. Lake Mendota is currently one …
Posted on Sep 27, 2018:
LAST CALL FOR BRUSH: Final Round of Brush Collection Begins Monday, October 1
The Streets Division will begin the final guaranteed round of brush collection on Monday, October 1. Residents who wish to utilize the curbside brush collection service this year should have their …
Posted on Sep 27, 2018:
REMINDER: Fall Leaves/Yard Waste Collection Begins Monday, October 1
The City of Madison Streets Division will begin curbside leaf and yard waste collection for the fall on Monday, October 1. More information about leaf and yard waste collection, including a survey …
Posted on Sep 19, 2018:
City of Madison Flooding Update: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
The National Weather Service reports that the area surrounding the City of Madison could receive up to 3.5 inches of rain in the next 24 to 36 hours. It could also be much less, but residents are …
Posted on Sep 19, 2018:
Final Round of Brush Collection Begins Monday, October 1
The Streets Division will begin the final guaranteed round of brush collection on Monday, October 1. Residents who wish to utilize the curbside brush collection service this year should have their …
Posted on Sep 18, 2018:
Fall Leaves/Yard Waste Collection to Begin Monday, October 1
The City of Madison Streets Division will begin curbside leaf and yard waste collection for the fall on Monday, October 1. What is “Leaves and Yard Waste”? Yard waste includes: Leaves, weeds, …
Posted on Sep 14, 2018:
City of Madison Flooding Update- Friday, September 14, 2018
Sunny skies are forecasted through the weekend, but there is a potential for rain in the forecast early next week. Lake levels continues to drop, but slowly. Engineers estimate that if we don’t …
Posted on Sep 12, 2018:
City of Madison Flooding Update, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Water levels on Lake Monona continue to be well above the 100 year level. It is anticipated that they will fall to the 100 year level if we maintain sunny weather with no rain for an additional six …
Posted on Sep 10, 2018:
City of Madison Flooding Update-Monday, September 10, 2018
Due to receding water levels in the isthmus, City Traffic Engineers have re-opened one lane of traffic in each direction on East Johnson Street. There is still standing water on the road in the …
Posted on Sep 7, 2018:
Emergency Closure - Olin Turville Ct.
The City of Madison Engineering Division will be making an emergency repair to the sanitary sewer located in Olin-Turville Park on Olin-Turville Ct. At times throughout the day there will be no …
Posted on Sep 6, 2018:
Expect Lane Closure On Williamson Street Friday
The City of Madison Engineering Division will be patching the emergency repair to the sanitary sewer located in the 600 block of Williamson Street. Outbound traffic will be reduced to one lane …
Posted on Sep 6, 2018:
Recycling Fee Stickers Required Again Starting Saturday, September 8
The recycling fee sticker waiver period for flood damaged appliances and electronics ends on Friday, September 7. Beginning on Saturday, September 8, all items that require fee sticker will need …
Posted on Sep 5, 2018:
Emergency Lane Closures - Wednesday, 9/5
The City of Madison Engineering Division will be making an emergency repair to the sanitary sewer located in the 600 block of Williamson Street. Outbound traffic will be reduced to one lane during …
Posted on Sep 3, 2018:
City of Madison Flooding Update - Monday, September 3
Madison residents are asked to continue to be prepared for rising water levels. The water level on Lake Monona has reached a new record high after going up an inch overnight. It is currently at 7 ½ …
Posted on Sep 3, 2018:
City of Madison Flooding Update - Sunday, 9/2
Please see the following updates following this most recent rainstorm. First Street North First Street has one lane open in each direction. Packers Ave Packers Avenue is open. The inbound closure …
Posted on Sep 3, 2018:
City of Madison Flooding Update - Sunday, 9/2
Issued: 7:12 pm Due to the recent rainstorm, flooding has closed the following: E Washington Ave. East Washington Avenue has one lane closed in each direction. Two lanes remain open in each …
Posted on Sep 2, 2018:
City of Madison Flooding Update - Sunday, 9/2
The risk for flash flooding remains high this afternoon and into the evening. Madison residents in areas at risk of flash flooding should be prepared. Sandbag barriers should remain in place and …
Posted on Sep 1, 2018:
City of Madison Flooding Update - Saturday, 9/1
Flooding concerns remain. As more rain rolls through Madison today, forecasts show even more rain to come. Lake levels remain high and the threat of flash flooding continue. Residents should keep …
Posted on Aug 31, 2018:
Parking Reminders for the Week Ahead
Free overnight parking in all City-owned parking garages continues through Friday, September 7. Late night pay resumes the evening of Saturday, September 8. While Flood Emergency Parking is in …
Posted on Aug 31, 2018:
City of Madison Flooding Update - Friday, August 31
We have a potentially threatening weather forecast. Check the latest weather forecast frequently. A small amount of rain will cause more pooling and potential lane closures. Don’t be complacent, …
Posted on Aug 30, 2018:
City of Madison Flooding Update - Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 3:00 pm
As the level of Lake Mendota is being managed, additional water is being released. The County continues to do an incredible job, monitoring and maintaining the levels of the lake. This release is …
Posted on Aug 30, 2018:
No Refuse, Recycling, or Large Item Collections on Labor Day
The Streets Division will not perform refuse, recycling, or large item collections on Monday, September 3 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The drop-off sites will also be closed on September …
Posted on Aug 30, 2018:
Regular Collection Schedule Resumes September 4
The Streets Division will resume the regular scheduled large item collection rotation during the week of September 4. Large items, including flood-damaged items, will be collected during the …
Posted on Aug 30, 2018:
City of Madison Flooding Update-Thursday, August 30, 2018
In an effort to manage the water level on Lake Mendota, the flow of water through the Tenney dam has been increased. This will lead to rising water levels on the isthmus that will result in ponding …
Posted on Aug 30, 2018:
Recycling Fee Sticker Waiver Extended to Friday, September 7
The recycling fee sticker waiver for residents impacted by flood damage has been extended to Friday, September 7. Flood damaged items that require a recycling fee sticker will be collected from the …
Posted on Aug 29, 2018:
City of Madison Flooding Update - Wednesday, 8/29
We are incredibly fortunate that, although we had a severe weather forecast for our area last night, the majority of the rain went to the north and south of Madison.  That meant that although there …
Posted on Aug 28, 2018:
ALERT: Flash Flooding Risks City-wide
 Conditions are favorable for urban flash flooding with 2-3" of rain in the next two hours with 1" later in the evening. Don't drive. Move cars from low-lying areas. Turn around; don't drown.
Posted on Aug 28, 2018:
City of Madison Flooding Update - Tuesday, 8/28
Update from Mayor Soglin’s Press Conference Today While things seem calm, and we have dodged two potential rain events, residents and businesses on the isthmus should not get complacent. We know …
Posted on Aug 27, 2018:
John Nolen Drive Partial Road Closure Update Tuesday through Friday
City of Madison crews will be working on the shoreline of Lake Monona Tuesday through Friday to reduce flooding erosion and preserve the integrity of the Capital City Trail. One of the inbound …
Posted on Aug 27, 2018:
City of Madison Flooding Update – Monday, 8/27
We received less than one inch of rain last night and waters on some area streets are receding. As a result: We have reopened the following streets this morning: Inbound E Washington (from N. …
Posted on Aug 26, 2018:
City of Madison Flooding Update - Sunday, 8/26
As of this morning, Lake Mendota has dropped about an inch. The Yahara River at East Main Street fell one and a half inches due to reduction in flow. Remaining lakes saw a .75-inch rise. According …
Posted on Aug 24, 2018:
Collection of Flood Damaged Items – UPDATE 8/26
Due to the widespread damage caused by the historic flooding in Madison, the Streets Division has changed the initial plan for how flood damaged items will be collected. Please note that the below …
Posted on Aug 24, 2018:
Help Your Neighbors: Follow Collection Rules
The Streets Division reminds residents to follow collection rules when setting out flood damaged material to the curb. Following collection rules makes Streets Division services faster, which means …
Posted on Aug 21, 2018:
Flood-related Refuse and Large Item Collection
Residents in flood-impacted areas throughout Madison are encouraged to notify the Streets Division when water damaged items have been placed to the curb for collection. Residents should also follow …
Posted on Aug 14, 2018:
August Moving Days: Collections to Begin at 4a.m. on August 15
On Wednesday, August 15, the Streets Division will begin collecting curbside items in the downtown student moving days area beginning at 4a.m. Crews will be emptying the refuse and recycling carts, …
Posted on Jul 30, 2018:
August Moving Days: Electronics Recycling
The annual August moving days ritual in downtown Madison will begin soon. On top of packing, hauling, and saying goodbyes, movers need to decide just what to do with all their unwanted stuff. This …
Posted on Jul 27, 2018:
August Moving Days: Large Item Collection
The annual August moving days ritual in downtown Madison will begin soon. On top of packing, hauling, and saying goodbyes, movers need to decide just what to do with all their unwanted stuff. Over …
Posted on Jul 26, 2018:
August Moving Days: Donation Opportunities (CORRECTED)
The annual August moving days ritual in downtown Madison will begin soon. On top of packing, hauling, and saying goodbyes, movers need to decide just what to do with all their unwanted stuff. Over …
Posted on Jul 25, 2018:
August Moving Days: Using the Carts & Daily Collections
The annual August moving days ritual in downtown Madison will begin soon. On top of packing, hauling, and saying goodbyes, movers need to decide just what to do with all their unwanted stuff. Over …
Posted on Jun 29, 2018:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection on Independence Day
There will be no refuse, recycling, brush, or large item collection on Wednesday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The yard waste drop-off sites will also be closed. Madison …
Posted on Jun 28, 2018:
How to Recycle Fluorescent Bulbs
If you have old fluorescent bulbs or tubes in need of disposal, you need to recycle them the right way. And that means never placing them in the recycling carts. Fluorescent bulbs and tubes contain …
Posted on May 22, 2018:
No Streets Division Collections on Memorial Day
There will be no recycling, refuse, brush, or large item collections on Monday, May 28th in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The drop off sites will also be closed. Madison residents who …
Posted on May 10, 2018:
REMINDER: Final Yard Waste Round Starts May 14
The Streets Division will perform one more curbside yard waste collection round. Every resident in Madison will have one final opportunity to have yard waste collected from the curb this …
Posted on May 7, 2018:
Madison Home Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale Saturday, May 12
This is the year to join tens of thousands of area households that have participated in the annual Madison Compost Bin and Rain Barrel sale. Discounted compost bins and 50 and 100 gallon rain …
Posted on May 7, 2018:
Encore! Encore! Another Yard Waste Round Starts May 14
The Streets Division will perform one more curbside yard waste collection round. Every resident in Madison will have one final opportunity to have yard waste collected from the curb this …
Posted on Apr 26, 2018:
Final Yard Waste Round for Spring Begins April 30
Due to the unusual wintry start to spring, the Streets Division announces one extra yard waste pickup. This extra and final yard waste collection round for the spring of 2018 will begin on Monday, …
Posted on Apr 20, 2018:
Extra Yard Waste Collection Round this Season
The Streets Division will conduct one extra official round of yard waste collection this spring.   The very cold and snowy start to spring has certainly caused  delays in getting material to the …
Posted on Mar 27, 2018:
Curbside Brush Collection Begins April 2
On Monday, April 2, the Streets Division will begin curbside brush collection.  Curbside collection should last from April through the end September. Residents will have multiple opportunities for …
Posted on Mar 26, 2018:
Spring Yard Waste Collection Starts April 2
On Monday, April 2, the Streets Division will begin curbside yard waste pickup for the spring. There are two curbside collection opportunities during the spring pickup window. After both collection …
Posted on Mar 23, 2018:
Drop-off Sites Expanded Hours Start Saturday, March 31, 2018
On Saturday, March 31, all three of the Streets Division’s drop-off sites will begin expanded hours. Beginning on March 31, they will be open seven days a week (except holidays). Expanded hours …
Posted on Mar 9, 2018:
Spring Cleanup Starts March 11
The Streets Division will begin the annual spring cleanup street sweeping process on the evening of March 11, if the weather allows. Every year as winter eases into spring, the Streets Division …
Posted on Mar 6, 2018:
All Streets to be Plowed – No Snow Emergency
The City of Madison Streets Division will plow all City of Madison Streets today. There is no declared snow emergency. There will be limited large item collection today due to staffing constraints …
Posted on Feb 10, 2018:
Snow Emergency Continues
A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Sunday, February 11. This means alternate side parking restrictions are in effect throughout the entire city again …
Posted on Feb 9, 2018:
Snow Emergency Towing in Effect
In response to the declared snow emergency in Madison, which will be in effect until 7 a.m. on February 11, vehicles on the below listed areas within the Snow Emergency Zone that are found in …
Posted on Feb 9, 2018:
Snow Emergency Declared - February 9
The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. Alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect in the downtown/isthmus snow emergency zone as well as the rest of the City of Madison. …
Posted on Feb 5, 2018:
Snow Emergency Continues
Snow Emergency Continues Until 7 a.m. Tuesday, February 6 A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Tuesday, February 6.  This means alternate side parking …
Posted on Feb 5, 2018:
Christmas Tree Collection Rounds Complete
The official curbside collection period for Christmas trees has concluded for 2018. Streets Division crews will pivot to performing snow and ice control operations for the remainder of winter. …
Posted on Feb 4, 2018:
Snow Emergency Declared
The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. This means alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect in the downtown/isthmus snow emergency zone as well as the rest of the City of …
Posted on Jan 19, 2018:
Mayor Paul Soglin Names Charlie Romines Madison Streets Superintendent
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin announced today that Charlie Romines has been appointed Madison Streets Superintendent. Romines has been a City of Madison employee since 2011. He is currently serving as …
Posted on Jan 16, 2018:
Snow Emergency Continues
A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Wednesday, January 17.  This means alternate side parking restrictions are in effect throughout the entire city again …
Posted on Jan 15, 2018:
Snow Emergency Declared
The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. This means alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect in the downtown/isthmus snow emergency zone as well as the rest of the City of …
Posted on Jan 9, 2018:
No Refuse, Recycling, or Drop-off Services on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Monday, January 15 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr holiday.  The drop-off sites will also be closed on January 15.  Madison residents …
Posted on Dec 27, 2017:
How to Have Your Christmas Tree Collected
The Streets Division provides two rounds of curbside collection for Christmas trees. Residents who wish to have their trees collected at the curb should follow the below guidelines in order to …
Posted on Dec 27, 2017:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection on New Year's Day
There will be no refuse, recycling, or large item collection on Monday, January 1 in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday. The drop-off sites will also be closed. Madison residents who normally …
Posted on Dec 22, 2017:
Season Over: Curbside Leaf and Yard Waste Collection Done for 2017
Curbside leaf and yard waste collection for the 2017 fall period has officially ended. Curbside collection of yard waste material will resume for the spring collection period likely sometime in …
Posted on Dec 18, 2017:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection on December 25
There will be no refuse, recycling, or large item collection on Monday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday. The drop-off sites will also be closed. Madison residents who normally …
Posted on Dec 18, 2017:
Madison Community Leaders Call On The Trump Administration To Protect Public Health
On Monday, December 18th at 10:30am, the Sierra Club will be joined by Madison Mayor Paul Soglin, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi, and other community leaders to call on the Trump administration …
Posted on Dec 12, 2017:
How to Handle Excess Cardboard
The holidays are considered “the season of giving” for many, but for the recycling collection operators of the Streets Division the holidays are the “season of cardboard.” This time of year the …
Posted on Dec 7, 2017:
2018-2019 Collection Schedule Calendars Now Available
In this season of giving, the Streets Division would like to provide the residents of Madison with a tool they can use at their homes every day for the next two years. It’s the 2018 and 2019 …
Posted on Dec 1, 2017:
REMINDER: Final Weekend for Expanded Drop-off Site Hours
This is the final weekend for the Streets Division’s drop-off sites for 2017. This is also the final weekend for the yard waste only drop-off site at 402 South Point Rd until it closes for the …
Posted on Nov 27, 2017:
Final Week for Expanded Drop-off Site Hours
This is the final week for expanded hours at the Streets Division’s drop-off sites. This is also the final week for Madison residents to use the yard waste only drop-off site at 402 South Point Rd …
Posted on Nov 21, 2017:
Curbside Yard Waste Collection Crews Working Saturday, November 25
On Saturday, November 25, the Streets Division will perform curbside yard waste collection. Crews will be working a 10-hour day on November 25. Due to the lateness of the season, and the number of …
Posted on Nov 15, 2017:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection on November 23 & 24
There will be no refuse and recycling collection on both Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The drop-off sites will also be closed on these two …
Posted on Nov 14, 2017:
Reminder: Alternate Side Parking Rules Begin Overnight Tonight
The City of Madison’s alternate side parking restrictions begin at 1 a.m. on Wednesday, November 15th. Alternate side parking is in effect from November 15 to March 15 for the entire City of …
Posted on Nov 13, 2017:
Curbside Yard Waste Collection Crews Working Saturday, November 18
On Saturday, November 18, the Streets Division will perform curbside yard waste collection. Crews will be working a 10-hour day on November 18. Considering that yard waste piles are growing in size …
Posted on Nov 8, 2017:
Alternate Side Parking Rules Begin November 15 at 1am
The City of Madison’s alternate side parking restrictions begin at 1 a.m. on Wednesday, November 15. Alternate side parking is in effect from November 15 to March 15 for the entire City of Madison, …
Posted on Nov 3, 2017:
Yard Waste Collection Crews Begin 10-Hour Workdays on Monday, November 6
Starting Monday, November 6, the Streets Division’s yard waste collection crews will begin working 10-hour days in order to collect more leaves and other yard waste material. Curbside yard waste …
Posted on Nov 2, 2017:
Pumpkin Spiced Leaf Piles Are Back!
This time of year we put pumpkins in everything. We have it in our lattes, cookies, cereal – even our deodorant and pizza. But let’s not forget you can spice up your leaf piles with pumpkins, …
Posted on Oct 19, 2017:
Madison Launches State's First Winter Salt Certification Program
Increasing road salt use is adding up to a growing environmental problem in our area. Just one teaspoon of salt pollutes five gallons of water, and once salt is in our waterways, it does not break …
Posted on Oct 17, 2017:
Now Open: Drop-off Services Return to 4602 Sycamore Ave
Starting today, Tuesday, October 17 at 8:30am, drop-off services return to the Streets Division location at 4602 Sycamore Ave. The temporary drop-off site at 4141 Nakoosa Trail permanently closed …
Posted on Oct 12, 2017:
Reminder: Drop-off Services Return to 4602 Sycamore Ave on October 17
Starting Tuesday, October 17 at 8:30am drop-off services will return to 4602 Sycamore Ave. The paving project that had closed the site is complete and will be ready for use at that time. The …
Posted on Oct 9, 2017:
City Crews Respond to Weekend Storm Damage
Madison crews were out in force Saturday night through Sunday responding to damage created by a very unexpected tornado that touched down on Madison’s Eastside Saturday evening. National Weather …
Posted on Sep 19, 2017:
Rigid Plastic Recycling Suspended
The rigid plastic recycling drop-off program has been suspended. Rigid plastic material, such as five-gallon buckets and children’s toys, if they cannot be reused, resold, or donated, should be …
Posted on Sep 18, 2017:
Final Round of Brush Collection Begins Monday, September 25
The Streets Division will begin the final guaranteed round of brush collection on Monday, September 25. Starting on Monday, September 25, crews on both the west and east side of Madison will begin …
Posted on Sep 18, 2017:
Fall Leaf Collection to Begin Monday, September 25
The City of Madison Streets Division will begin curbside leaf and yard waste collection for the fall on Monday, September 25. As in years past, there will be no leaf collection schedule. Streets …
Posted on Sep 12, 2017:
Sycamore Ave. Drop-off Site Returns October 17
Starting Tuesday, October 17 at 8:30am drop-off services will return to 4602 Sycamore Ave. The paving project is complete and will be ready for use at that time. The temporary drop-off site at 4141 …
Posted on Aug 28, 2017:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection on Labor Day
There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Monday, September 4 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The drop-off sites will also be closed on September 4. Madison residents who normally …
Posted on Jul 24, 2017:
August Moving Days!
The annual downtown Madison ritual of shuffling from one apartment to the next has begun. On top of packing, hauling, and saying goodbyes, movers need to decide just what to do with all their …
Posted on Jun 28, 2017:
No Refuse or Recycling on Independence Day (Corrected)
There will be no refuse, recycling, brush, or large item collection on Tuesday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The yard waste drop off sites will also be closed. Madison …
Posted on Jun 6, 2017:
Sycamore Ave. Drop-off Site Closed
The Streets Division drop-off site located at 4602 Sycamore Ave. is now closed for pavement repairs. The site will reopen later this year upon completion of the project. A temporary drop-off site …
Posted on May 30, 2017:
Reminder: East Side Drop Off Site Closing June 6
The Streets Division drop-off site located at 4602 Sycamore Ave. will be closed beginning on Tuesday, June 6. The site will be closed to accommodate a repaving project. The site will reopen when …
Posted on May 22, 2017:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection on Memorial Day
There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Monday, May 29 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The yard waste drop off sites will also be closed. Madison residents who normally have …
Posted on May 11, 2017:
Sycamore Ave. Drop-off Site Closing Temporarily Starting June 6
The Streets Division drop-off site located at 4602 Sycamore Ave. will be temporarily closed beginning on Tuesday, June 6. The site will be closing to accommodate a repaving project. The Sycamore …
Posted on Mar 27, 2017:
Curb Side Brush and Yard Waste Collection Begins April 3
Curb Side Yard Waste and Brush Collection Begins April 3, 2017   Finally, Madison, the weather and the calendar both show that it’s spring.  And it’s time to get outside and reclaim our yards from …
Posted on Mar 20, 2017:
Drop-Off Sites Hours Expand March 25 at 8:30am
Finally! Spring is officially here, Madison!  And to help clean up from yet another long winter slog, the city’s yard waste drop off sites are expanding their hours starting Saturday, March …
Posted on Mar 13, 2017:
All City Streets Will Be Plowed. No Snow Emergency.
The Streets Division will be plowing all residential streets starting this afternoon when the snow is due to taper off.  There is no declared snow emergency.   The Streets Division would still …
Posted on Jan 31, 2017:
No Declared Snow Emergency.
The Streets Division will be plowing all residential streets in response to last night’s snow storm.  There is no declared snow emergency.   The Streets Division would still prefer if residents did …
Posted on Jan 26, 2017:
Snow Emergency Continues Until 7 a.m. Friday, January 27
A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Friday, January 27.  This means alternate side parking restrictions are in effect throughout the entire city again …
Posted on Jan 25, 2017:
Refuse and Recycling Delayed on West Side of Madison
Collection of refuse and recycling on the west side of Madison was not fully completed on Wednesday due to today’s weather.    Residents on the west side of Madison in the Wednesday area that were …
Posted on Jan 25, 2017:
Madison Declares Snow Emergency
The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. This means alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect in the downtown/isthmus snow emergency zone as well as the rest of the City of …
Posted on Jan 19, 2017:
Madison Residents Asked to Open Storm Sewer Inlets
The City of Madison is set to experience warming temperatures and rain in the coming days, but many of our storm sewer inlets are still blocked with snow and ice.  The City of Madison Engineering …
Posted on Jan 19, 2017:
Streets Division Collections Back on Schedule
The Streets Division is happy to report that due to the hard work by our field staff and managers that we are caught up on refuse, recycling, and large item collections that were delayed due to the …
Posted on Jan 17, 2017:
Refuse, Recycling, and Large Item Delays Due to Weather
The icy weather will cause delays in refuse, recycling, and large item collections as the Streets Division will be diverting crews from these facets to help treat the roads and city …
Posted on Jan 12, 2017:
Final Round of Christmas Tree Collection Begins January 17
The final round curbside Christmas tree collection will begin on Tuesday, January 17.  Residents wishing to have their Christmas tree collected curbside must have their tree to the curb prior to …
Posted on Jan 9, 2017:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Monday, January 16 in observance of the New Martin Luther King, Jr holiday.  The drop off sites will also be closed on January 16.    Madison …
Posted on Jan 3, 2017:
TV Recycling Fee Now $15
The Streets Division would like to remind the residents of the City of Madison that the recycling fee for televisions is now $15 per unit.   Televisions are banned from the landfill due the …
Posted on Dec 27, 2016:
Christmas Tree Collection Begins January 3
Starting Tuesday, January 3rd the Streets Division will begin Christmas tree collection.  As in years past, there will be two rounds of tree collection – if the weather allows.  All residents …
Posted on Dec 27, 2016:
Closed Monday January 2, 2017
There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Monday, January 2 in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday.  The drop off sites will also be closed on January 2.    Madison residents who …
Posted on Dec 21, 2016:
A Visit to the Drop-off Site
  `Twas soon after Christmas and the house was a mess With piles of paper and cardboard up to my chest. The tree is dried out and the lights barely work. And the toy batteries died? – Argh! I’m so …
Posted on Dec 19, 2016:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection on Monday December 26
There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Monday, December 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday.  The drop off sites will also be closed on December 26.    Madison residents who …
Posted on Dec 18, 2016:
Snow Emergency Continues Tonight
A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Monday, December 19.  This means alternate side parking restrictions are in effect throughout the entire city again …
Posted on Dec 17, 2016:
Madison Declares Snow Emergency
The City of Madison has a snow emergency. This means alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect in the downtown/isthmus snow emergency zone as well as the rest of the City of Madison.  …
Posted on Dec 13, 2016:
Reminder: Television Recycling Fee Increasing in 2017
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, …
Posted on Dec 12, 2016:
Snow Emergency Continues Tonight
A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Tuesday, December 13.  This means alternate side parking restrictions are in effect throughout the entire city again …
Posted on Dec 11, 2016:
Snow Emergency Declared Again
The City of Madison has declared another snow emergency. This means alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect in the downtown/isthmus snow emergency zone as well as the rest of the City …
Posted on Dec 5, 2016:
Snow Emergency Continues Tonight
A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7am Tuesday, December 6.  Alternate side parking rules will be enforced in the entire city tonight.   Residents, especially …
Posted on Dec 4, 2016:
Snow Emergency Declared
The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. This means alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison tonight, including the downtown/isthmus …
Posted on Nov 28, 2016:
Streets Division Drop-Off Sites Start Winter Hours on Monday, December 5
The Streets Division drop-off sites are changing to winter hours starting Monday, December 5.   Starting December 5, the drop-off sites located at 4602 Sycamore Ave. and 1501 W. Badger Rd. will be …
Posted on Nov 18, 2016:
Television Recycling Fee Changes Starting January 1, 2017
Effective January 1, 2017, the Streets Division will increase the cost of recycling a television from $10 to $15 apiece.    City of Madison residents and taxpayers are still required to bring …
Posted on Nov 17, 2016:
Collection Schedule for the Thanksgiving Holidays
Collection Schedule for the Thanksgiving Holiday   There will be no refuse and recycling collection on both Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving …
Posted on Nov 10, 2016:
Alternate Side Parking Rules Begin November 15 at 1am
The City of Madison’s alternate side parking restrictions will begin at 1 a.m. on Tuesday, November 15.  City of Madison residents who park on the street must have their parked cars on the side of …
Posted on Nov 1, 2016:
Pumpkins Composting Over
Now that the goblins and ghouls that were out demanding tricks or treats from homeowners have slunk back into their lairs until next year, what do we do with all these jack-o-lanterns that …
Posted on Sep 9, 2016:
Fall Leaf Collection Begins October 3
The City of Madison will begin the annual Fall leaf collection on Monday, October 3rd.  The Streets Division will continue to collect leaves as long as the weather permits through late November and …
Posted on Sep 9, 2016:
Final Round of Brush Collection Begins September 19
The Streets Division will begin the final guaranteed round of brush collection on Monday, September 19.   Starting on Monday, September 19, crews on both the west and east side of Madison will …
Posted on Aug 29, 2016:
Streets Division Closed for Labor Day, September 5
There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Monday, September 5 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.  The yard waste drop-off sites will also be closed on September 5.    Madison …
Posted on Aug 3, 2016:
Moving Days Change to UW Drop Off Sites
  The University of Wisconsin We Conserve group will maintain one drop-off site for movers to leave useable goods and recycle electronics instead of two.  This amends yesterday’s information that …
Posted on Aug 2, 2016:
Moving Days!
The annual downtown Madison tradition of shuffling from one apartment to the next has begun.  On top of packing, hauling, and saying goodbyes, movers need to decide just what to do with all their …
Posted on Aug 1, 2016:
Streets Division Statement on Pellitteri Waste System Incident
Last Thursday, July 28, the Pellitteri Waste Systems building at Kipp Street was temporarily evacuated due to their workers’ exposure to a chemical that was likely delivered to their facility in …
Posted on Jul 7, 2016:
Streets Division Brush Collection in Response to Recent Storms
Streets Division Post-Storm Brush Clean Up Efforts Underway   The Streets Division will increase the number of brush collection crews rotating through the city in response to the recent heavy …
Posted on Jun 27, 2016:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection on Monday July 4
There will be no refuse, recycling, brush, or large item collection on Monday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.  The yard waste drop off sites will also be closed on …
Posted on May 23, 2016:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection on Memorial Day
There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Monday, May 30 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.  The yard waste drop off sites will also be closed.    Madison residents who normally …
Posted on May 3, 2016:
New Restrictions for Brush Processing Center at 121 E. Olin Ave.
Starting June 1, 2016, the city of Madison brush processing center at 121 E. Olin Ave. will only accept brush cut from city of Madison parcels.    Contractors hauling loads of brush for city of …
Posted on May 2, 2016:
Home Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale Saturday, May 7
A 23 year spring tradition for homeowners and gardeners returns to the Alliant Energy Center on Saturday May 7th, with the 23rd annual compost bin and rain barrel sale. The sale will take place …
Posted on Mar 29, 2016:
Curb Side Yard Waste & Brush Collection Begins April 4
Finally, Madison, the weather and the calendar both show that it’s spring.  And it’s time to get outside and reclaim our yards from winter.  Starting on Monday, April 4, the Streets Division will …
Posted on Mar 21, 2016:
Yard Waste Drop Off Site Hours Expand March 26
Don’t let this week’s weather forecast get you down.  Spring is here, Madison!  Birds are returning. Baseball’s opening day is around the corner.  And the city’s yard waste drop off sites are …
Posted on Mar 16, 2016:
Changes to Battery Recycling Drop Off Program
Madison residents recycling their household batteries at the Streets Division drop off locations will need to separate lithium and lithium ion batteries from their other batteries, and also tape …
Posted on Jan 11, 2016:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection Monday January 18th
     There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Monday January 18th because of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.  Residents who normally have their refuse and recycling collected on …
Posted on Jan 5, 2016:
Madison Residents Asked to Clear Inlets
The City of Madison is set to experience rain in the coming days, but many of our storm sewer inlets are still filled with the snow from the recent storm.  The City of Madison is asking residents …
Posted on Dec 30, 2015:
Snow Emergency Continues Until 7 a.m. Thursday
A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Thursday December 31st.  Residents are asked to keep their vehicles off the street today and tonight if possible.  If …
Posted on Dec 29, 2015:
Christmas Tree Collection
Starting Monday, January 4th the Streets Division will begin collecting Christmas trees. Most trees will be processed at the curb with on-street chippers. These machines are expensive and can be …
Posted on Dec 29, 2015:
Madison Declares Snow Emergency
The city of Madison has declared a snow emergency.  The snow emergency will remain in effect until 7am on 12/31/15.   The Streets Division had 32 crews that continually serviced the salt routes …
Posted on Dec 21, 2015:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection on December 25th or January 1st
There will be no refuse or recycling collection in the City of Madison on Friday December 25th or Friday January 1st because of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. If your material is normally …
Posted on Dec 8, 2015:
Turn Your Holidays Green
The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and you’re probably still looking for that perfect gift.  So this year, instead of one more gewgaw or bauble, consider something different.  Show your …
Posted on Dec 1, 2015:
Recycle Cooking Oil From Your Turkey Fryer and Holiday Lights
It’s holiday recycling time.  Madison residents have the chance to recycle cooking oil from their Thanksgiving feast and non working Holiday lights and extension cords at the Streets Division’s …
Posted on Nov 24, 2015:
Thanksgiving Giving Refuse and Recycling Collection Changes
There will be a no refuse and recycling collection on Thursday November 26th and Friday November 27th due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  Residents in the Thursday refuse collection district will …
Posted on Nov 11, 2015:
Alternate Side Parking Rules Start Saturday Evening
The City of Madison’s alternate side parking restrictions will begin at 1 a.m. on Sunday November 15th.  That means that City of Madison residents must park their cars on the odd house numbered …
Posted on Nov 3, 2015:
Pumpkin Spice Up Compost With Halloween Jack O Lanterns
“Mr. Jack O’Lantern has had his day and it’s time to send Mr. O’Lantern and his minions to the great compost bin in the sky,” Madison strategic initiatives coordinator George Dreckmann said.  …
Posted on Oct 20, 2015:
George Dreckmann Honored With NRC Award
Madison's longtime recycling guru George Dreckmann was honored with the National Recycling Coalition's Lifetime Achievement Award at its annual meeting in Indianapolis earlier this month.  …
Posted on Sep 29, 2015:
Fall Leaf Collection Begins Monday
The City of Madison will begin the annual Fall Leaf Collection on Monday October 5th.  The Streets Division will continue to collect leaves as long as the weather permits through late November and …
Posted on Sep 28, 2015:
Final Round of Brush Collection Began Monday September 21st
The Streets Division began the final round of brush collection on Monday, September 21.    Madison residents should get their brush trimmed and to the curb as soon as possible to avoid missing the …
Posted on Sep 11, 2015:
Trucks & Treasures
Madison Parks is pleased to present Trucks & Treasures - a free, fun event for little kids and big kids to enjoy! Trucks The big rig gig is a showcase of Madison's premier public service machinery, …
Posted on Jul 31, 2015:
Its Downtown/Isthmus Moving Time Again
It is time for the annual downtown move out and there are a lot of things for movers and others to consider.  Activity is expected to begin this weekend and peak on Friday August 14th when most …
Posted on Jul 1, 2015:
No Collection Changes for Independence Day
Because Independence Day falls on a Saturday this year there will be no changes to the Streets Division’s refuse or recycling collection schedules.   The City of Madison’s drop off sites will be …
Posted on Jun 1, 2015:
Madison's Recycling Program Adds New Items
The City of Madison will be expanding its recycling program to include cardboard sided cans and metal bottle caps.  Both items can be included in the green recycling carts for curbside …
Posted on May 19, 2015:
Mattress and Box Spring Recycling is Back
The Streets Division is happy to announce that our mattress and box spring recycling program is back.  Effective immediately, all mattresses and box springs placed at the curb for large item pick …
Posted on May 18, 2015:
New For Madison Gardeners
The City of Madison will recycle most plastic plant pots.  In addition, a plant exchange category is part of the Madison Stuff Exchange web site.        “Every spring the Streets Division gets …
Posted on May 18, 2015:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection on Monday May 25th Memorial Day
There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Monday May 25th because of the Memorial Day holiday.  The yard waste drop off sites will also be closed on Monday.  Madison residents who normally …
Posted on May 10, 2015:
Tony Robinson Officer Involved Shooting
This afternoon, District Attorney Ismael Ozanne provided his 48 hour notice regarding the Tony Robinson officer involved shooting investigation. In doing so, DA Ozanne has indicated he will deliver …
Posted on May 6, 2015:
Home Compost Bin and rain barrel Sale This Saturday
The annual home compost bin and rain barrel sale this Saturday May 9th. The sale will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., or while supplies last, at the Alliant Energy Center.  A 65 gallon …
Posted on Feb 2, 2015:
Snow Emergency Continues Until 7 a.m. Tuesday
A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Tuesday February 3rd.  Residents are asked to keep their vehicles off the street today and tonight if possible.  If …
Posted on Feb 1, 2015:
Madison Declares a Snow Emergency
The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency.  That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison including the downtown/isthmus snow …
Posted on Jan 14, 2015:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection Monday 1/19/15
There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Monday January 19th because of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.  Residents who normally have their refuse and recycling collected on Monday …
Posted on Jan 12, 2015:
Cost for Purchasing Extra Refuse and Recycling Carts Increase
Due to an increase in the price of carts, the Streets Division will be increasing the price charged to residents and businesses.  Effective immediately the price for the purchase of additional …
Posted on Dec 30, 2014:
Christmas Tree Collection Begins Monday January 5
Starting Monday January 5, 2015 the Streets Division will begin collecting Christmas trees. Most trees will be processed at the curb with on-street chippers. These machines are expensive and can be …
Posted on Dec 12, 2014:
Holiday Refuse and Recycling Information
There will be no refuse or recycling collection in the City of Madison on Thursday December 25th or Thursday January 1st because of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.If your material is …
Posted on Dec 9, 2014:
Turn Your Holidays Green
     The holiday shopping season is in full swing.  Why not keep the health of the planet in mind while you look for the perfect gifts this year.      “The holidays are a time when we generate at …
Posted on Dec 2, 2014:
Yard Waste Sites Close on Sunday December 7th
The City of Madison yard waste drop off sites will close for the season at 4:30 p.m. this Sunday, December 7th.  The site at 402 South Point Rd. will close for the season on the 7th.  Residents …
Posted on Nov 28, 2014:
Time to Recycling Cooking Oil and Holiday Lights
It’s holiday recycling time.  Madison residents have the chance to recycle cooking oil from their Thanksgiving feast and non working Holiday lights and extension cords at the Streets Division’s …
Posted on Nov 14, 2014:
Alternate Side Parking Rules Begin Tonight
The City of Madison’s alternate side parking restrictions will begin at 1 a.m. on Saturday November 15th.  That means that City of Madison residents must park their cars on the odd house numbered …
Posted on Nov 6, 2014:
Freakfest 2014
MPD is pleased with the behavior of the vast majority of those who were downtown for Freakfest 2014; however, the sheer number of celebrants in this size of event always gives the department reason …
Posted on Nov 5, 2014:
Keeping Our Children Safe
City of Madison crossing guards say they - and the children they’re protecting – are being placed in increasingly dangerous situations because of drivers who are breaking the law.   So far 256 …
Posted on Oct 13, 2014:
Regular Brush Collection Over for the Season
The Streets Division has concluded regular brush collection for the season.  The brush collection season began in April and concluded last week.  Just over 5,000 tons of brush was collected this …
Posted on Oct 1, 2014:
Fall Leaf Collection Begins Monday October 6th
The City of Madison will begin the annual Fall Leaf Collection on Monday October 6th.  The Streets Division will continue to collect leaves as long as the weather permits through late November and …
Posted on Sep 22, 2014:
Final Round of Brush Collection Begins Monday September 29th
The Streets Division will begin the final round of brush collection Monday September 29th.           “Every neighborhood in the city will receive one more brush collection, starting Monday …
Posted on Aug 26, 2014:
No Refuse or Recycling Monday September 1st, Labor Day
There will be no refuse or recycling collection in the City of Madison on Monday September 1st due to the Labor Day holiday.  Residents who have their refuse and recycling collected on Monday will …
Posted on Aug 11, 2014:
Johnson Street Construction Alters Moveout Plans
The August migration means lots of extra trash, recycling, and large items coming out to the curb for collection.  The Streets Division expects to haul away up 800 tons of extra material during the …
Posted on Aug 8, 2014:
It's Downtown Moving Time Again
It'The Streets Division is bracing for another week of tenant migration as the annual downtown move out starts.  The week of August 11th, the Streets Division will be working extensively in the …
Posted on Jul 2, 2014:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection on Friday July 4th
There will be no refuse or recycling collection in the City of Madison on Friday July 4th due to the Independence Day holiday.  Residents who have their refuse and recycling collected on Friday …
Posted on Jun 23, 2014:
Rhythm and Booms – June 28, 2014
 For the first time in Rhythm & Booms’ history, the show is being displayed over Lake Monona, offering spectacular viewing from many sites around Madison.   Join Madison Festivals on John Nolen …
Posted on Jun 19, 2014:
Storm Clean Up Efforts Continue
The Streets Division is going to continue its extra efforts to pick up debris from this week’s wind storms. There are currently up to 30 crews working on brush collection each day and that effort …
Posted on Jun 18, 2014:
Storm Clean Up Volunteers Should Use Common Sense
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin reminded residents today that if you plan to volunteer to help clean up area storm damage, use common sense and be safe.   "City crews have been out, practically around …
Posted on Jun 17, 2014:
Streets Division's Plan for Storm Clean Up
The Streets Division is diverting resources from other facets of its operations to begin clean up from the last night’s storm.  There will be at least 28 crews doing brush collection in the next …
Posted on May 23, 2014:
No Refuse Or Recycling Collection Monday, Memorial Day
There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Monday May 26th because of the Memorial Day holiday.  The yard waste drop off sites will also be closed on Monday.  Madison residents who normally …
Posted on May 1, 2014:
Final Round of Spring Leaf and Garden Waste Collection
The Streets Division will provide each Madison neighborhood with one final round of leaf and garden waste collection beginning Monday May 5th.  The spring leaf and garden waste collection usually …
Posted on Apr 14, 2014:
Home Composting Classes at Madison Public Library
Spring is just around the corner, and with the warmer weather come preparations for gardening and landscaping. Madison Public Library is pleased to announce a series of Home Composting classes, …
Posted on Apr 3, 2014:
Mattress and Box Spring Recycling Program Suspended
The loss of its recycler has forced the City of Madison to suspend its mattress and box spring recycling program after only 9 months of operation.  Midwest Mattress Recycling has informed the …
Posted on Mar 25, 2014:
Brush Collection Starts Monday March 31st
The Streets Division will begin brush collection on Monday March 31st.  Again this year there will be no set schedule for brush collection.  Our crews will be using the same collection rotation we …
Posted on Feb 18, 2014:
Snow Emergency Continues This Evening
A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Wednesday February 19th.  Residents are asked to keep their vehicles off the street today and tonight if possible.  If …
Posted on Jan 27, 2014:
Snow Emergency Continues
Snow Emergency Continues Until 7 a.m. Tuesday   A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Tuesday January 28th.  Residents are asked to keep their vehicles off …
Posted on Jan 26, 2014:
Madison Declares a Snow Emergency
Madison Declares a Snow Emergency The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency.  That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison …
Posted on Jan 16, 2014:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection on Monday 1/20
There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Monday January 20th because of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.  Residents who normally have their refuse and recycling collected on Monday …
Posted on Jan 8, 2014:
Phone Book Recycling is Easy
New phone books are starting to show up on doorsteps in Madison.  Fortunately, it is easy to recycling old or unwanted phone books.  Madison accepts phone books as part of its regular curbside …
Posted on Jan 3, 2014:
Christmas Tree Collection Begins Monday January 6th
Starting Monday January 6, 2014 the Streets Division will begin collecting Christmas trees. Most trees will be processed at the curb with on-street chippers. These machines are expensive and can be …
Posted on Jan 2, 2014:
Bitterly Cold Weather Raises Safety Concerns
The National Weather Service has issued a dangerous cold weather notice covering tonight (January 2nd)  through next Tuesday January 7th.  High temperatures are expected to be in the single digits …
Posted on Dec 23, 2013:
Snow Emergency Continues
A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Tuesday December 24th.  Residents are asked to keep their vehicles off the street today and tonight if possible.  If …
Posted on Dec 22, 2013:
Madison Declares a Snow Emergency
Madison Declares a Snow Emergency The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency.  That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison …
Posted on Dec 18, 2013:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection on December 25th or January 1st
There will be no refuse or recycling collection in the City of Madison on Wednesday December 25th or Wednesday January 1st because of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. If your material is …
Posted on Dec 16, 2013:
12 Days of Holiday Safety: Day 4 = Tree Safety Throughout the Season
Chances are, if you have a Christmas tree in your home, it’s already up and decorated. U.S. fire departments respond to an estimated annual average of 200+ home structure fires that began with …
Posted on Dec 10, 2013:
City Employees Work Together to Help Families in Need
A number of Madison area families will have holidays a little brighter thanks to the generosity of Madison City employees. Eight city departments adopted a family, sometimes two or more, providing …
Posted on Dec 9, 2013:
Snow Emergency Continues
A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Tuesday December 10th.  Residents are asked to keep their vehicles off the street today and tonight if possible.  If …
Posted on Dec 9, 2013:
Madison Declares a Snow Emergency
     The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency.  That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison including the downtown/isthmus …
Posted on Dec 2, 2013:
Recycling Your Cooking Oil and Holiday Lights
It’s holiday recycling time.  Madison residents have the chance to recycle cooking oil from their Thanksgiving feast and non working Holiday lights and extension cords at the Streets Division’s …
Posted on Nov 27, 2013:
No Refuse, Large Collection or Recycling Collection on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 for Thanksgiving Holiday
If your material is normally collected on Thursday, it will be collected on Wednesday November 27, 2013. If your material is normally collected on Friday, it will be collected on Monday December 2, …
Posted on Nov 15, 2013:
Leaf Collection Crews Working Saturday and Sunday
Streets Division leaf collection crews will be working on both Saturday and Sunday this weekend. Madison residents are urged to get their leaves raked to the curb as the City of Madison will be …
Posted on Nov 11, 2013:
Alternate Side Parking Rules Start Thursday Evening
The City of Madison's alternate side parking restrictions will begin at 1 a.m. on Friday November 15th. That means that City of Madison residents must park their cars on the odd house numbered side …
Posted on Nov 8, 2013:
Leaf Collection Picking Up Steam
Mother Nature is finally cooperating and lots of leaves are coming down. The Streets Division is gearing up for the onslaught by planning to work overtime in the weeks ahead. "It has taken awhile, …
Posted on Nov 4, 2013:
Compost Your Pumpkins
Halloween pumpkins are all over Madison seeking a new life as compost," Madison recycling coordinator George Dreckmann said. "Madison residents can compost their pumpkins in their back yard compost …
Posted on Oct 21, 2013:
Madison Launches Household Battery Recycling
The City of Madison has started a drop off program for the recycling of household batteries. Madison residents can recycling their single use household batteries (A, AA, AAA, C, D, etc) by bringing …
Posted on Sep 23, 2013:
Final Round Of Brush Collection Begins Monday September 30th
The Streets Division will begin the final round of brush collection Monday September 30th. "Every neighborhood in the city will receive one more brush collection, starting Monday September 30th," …
Posted on Aug 26, 2013:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection on Labor Day September 2nd
There will be no refuse or recycling collection in the City of Madison on Monday September 2nd due to the Labor Day holiday. Residents who have their refuse and recycling collected on Monday will …
Posted on Aug 22, 2013:
Free Document Shredding This Saturday
The City of Madison and Pellitteri Document Destruction will be hosting a free document destruction day this Saturday at Warner Park. The event will take place from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. The event …
Posted on Aug 13, 2013:
Early Start for Refuse and Recycling Crews
Due to the usual high volume of material being placed at the curb for collection during the downtown move out, the Streets Division will begin refuse and recycling collection at 4 a.m. on Wednesday …
Posted on Aug 12, 2013:
Recycle Your Pots Pans Metal Kitchen Appliances During Moving Days
Madison residents are reminded that they can recycle their old pots and metal kitchen appliances when they move out of their apartments. These items can now be placed in the City's green recycling …
Posted on Aug 8, 2013:
Its Downtown Moving Time Again
It is time for the annual downtown move out and there are a lot of things for movers and others to consider. Activity is expected to begin this weekend and peak on Thursday August 14th when most …
Posted on Jul 18, 2013:
Mattress and Box Spring Recycling Starts Monday July 29th
The City of Madison will kick off a new recycling program on Monday July29th when it begins recovery of mattresses and box springs. The new program will be funded by a $10 fee of each mattress and …
Posted on Jul 17, 2013:
LaFete de Marquette Compost Effort Huge Success
On Thursday, the City of Madison partnered with The Willy St. Coop, the Wil-Mar Center, and Palo Verde Zero Waste Planning on a special event composting effort. The result of those efforts was a …
Posted on Jun 26, 2013:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection On July 4th
There will be no refuse or recycling collection in the City of Madison on Thursday July 4th due to the Independence Day holiday. Residents who have their refuse and recycling collected on Thursday …
Posted on May 31, 2013:
Storm Clean Up Plan Announced
The Streets Division is planning to assign extra crews to brush collection and work overtime to clean up tree limbs and branches brought down by last night's wind storm. The added crews will also …
Posted on May 29, 2013:
Brush Collection Slowed by Volume and Late Spring
The Streets Division is faced with a seventy percent (70%) increase in the volume of brush it is collecting this year. The volume of material has caused delays in brush collection throughout the …
Posted on May 22, 2013:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection on Memorial Day
There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Monday May 27th because of the Memorial Day holiday. The yard waste drop off sites will also be closed on Monday. Madison residents who normally …
Posted on May 21, 2013:
Still Time To Register for the Reduce Your Waste Stream Challange
The City of Madison still has openings for households interested in joining the Reduce Your Waste Stream Challenge. The Challenge will pit Madison households against each other in a friendly …
Posted on Apr 30, 2013:
Home Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale This Saturday
The City of Madison and Dane County will hold their annual home compost bin and rain barrel sale this Saturday May 4th. This one day only sale will feature the Earth Machine Home Composter. The …
Posted on Apr 26, 2013:
Madison Kicks Off the Reduce Your Waste Stream Challenge
The City of Madison is launching a new program called the Reduce Your Waste Stream Challenge. The Challenge will pit one hundred Madison households against each other in a competition to cut the …
Posted on Apr 16, 2013:
City of Madison To Recycling CD's, DVD's, and Jewel Cases
The City of Madison will begin accepting CD's, DVD's, computer disks, and jewel cases for recycling. These items will be accepted at the drop off sites at 1501 W. Badger Rd and 4602 Sycamore AV as …
Posted on Apr 10, 2013:
Home Compost Classes Set for Madison Public Libraries
April 10, 2013 - Madison, WI - Spring is just around the corner, and with the warmer weather come preparations for gardening and landscaping. Madison Public Library is pleased to announce a series …
Posted on Apr 1, 2013:
Brush Collection Begins April 1st
The Streets Division will begin brush collection on Monday April 1st. Again this year there will be no set schedule for brush collection. Our crews will be using the same collection rotation we use …
Posted on Apr 1, 2013:
City of Madison Yard Waste Sites Open for the Season
The City of Madison's yard waste drop off sites are open for the season. The sites are located at 4601 Sycamore Av, 1501 W. Badger Rd and 402 South Point Rd. The sites will be open seven days a …
Posted on Mar 26, 2013:
Spring Leaf and Garden Waste Collection Delayed Until April 15th
The Streets Division has decided to delay the start of the annual spring leaf and yard waste collection until Monday April 15th. The collection was originally slated to begin on Monday April 1st. …
Posted on Mar 20, 2013:
Pleasent View Road Reopened
The Streets Division has reopened Pleasent View Road to traffic. A section of the road was closed for 24 hours due to blowing and drifting snow.
Posted on Mar 19, 2013:
Portion of Pleasent View Road To Remain Closed Until Further Notice
The Streets Division has closed Pleasent View Road from Mineral Point Rd to Valley View Rd and County Highway M due to large snow drifts. With high winds forecast to continue throughout the eveing …
Posted on Mar 19, 2013:
Section of Pleasent View Road Closed Due to Blowing and Drifting Snow
The Streets Division has closed Pleasent View Road from Mineral Point Rd to Valley View Rd and County Highway M due to large snow drifts. It is estimated that this section of road will remain …
Posted on Mar 6, 2013:
Snow emergency Continues Tonight
A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Thursday March 7th. Residents are asked to keep their vehicles off the street today and tonight if possible. If you …
Posted on Mar 5, 2013:
Madison Declares a Snow Emergency
The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison including the downtown/isthmus snow …
Posted on Feb 28, 2013:
Community Updates on The Anaerobic Digester Project
The Streets Division and the Madison Public Library will host four community meetings to update Madison residents on the anaerobic digester project and the City's organics collection pilot program. …
Posted on Feb 28, 2013:
Snow Emergency Continues Tonight
A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Friday March 1st. Residents are asked to keep their vehicles off the street today and tonight if possible. If you must …
Posted on Feb 27, 2013:
Large Item Collection Suspended for Wednesday
The Streets Division has suspended large item collection for Wednesday February 27th due to the snow storm that hit Madison early this morning. "We need to divert our large item staff and …
Posted on Feb 27, 2013:
Madison Declares a Snow Emergency
The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison including the downtown/isthmus snow …
Posted on Feb 13, 2013:
Free Sand Available for Icy Sidewalks
Due to Sundays' heavy rain, many city sidewalks are icy. Free sand is available for Madison residents at sites throughout the city. This sand is intended for the use of individual Madison residents …
Posted on Feb 6, 2013:
Madison Christmas Tree Collection Delayed
The second round of Christmas tree collection in Madison has been delayed. The Streets Division is running behind due to the large volume of storm damaged limbs that are being picked up along with …
Posted on Feb 5, 2013:
Snow Plow Update
NO SNOW EMERGENCY BUT ALL RESIDENTIAL STREETS WILL BE PLOWED The City of Madison has been under a constant barrage of light snow in recent days. We received snow overnight and another inch has …
Posted on Feb 4, 2013:
Snow Plow Update
We received just over 2 inches of snow overnight. We have 30 crews out on our salt routes and will continue to work on those routes today. In addition we will have sand trucks out working on hills, …
Posted on Feb 3, 2013:
Snow Plow Update for City of Madison
Snow is expected to begin falling around 8 p.m.. tonight. Just in time to make driving home from Super Bowl parties a slippery affair. You should be aware of weather conditions before heading home …
Posted on Jan 31, 2013:
Snow Emergency Continues
A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Friday February 1st. Residents are asked to keep their vehicles off the street today and tonight if possible. If you …
Posted on Jan 30, 2013:
Madison Declares a Snow Emergency Back to Back Odd Numbered Days Impacts Parking
Madison Declares A Snow Emergency Back to Back Odd Numbered Day Impacts Parking The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in …
Posted on Jan 24, 2013:
Glenway Waste Oil Site Closed Due to PCB Contamination
City of Madison residents who use the public oil drop-off site near Glenway Golf Course will have to use an alternative approved location for the foreseeable future. The City is closing the used …
Posted on Jan 17, 2013:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection on Monday January 21st
There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Monday January 21st because of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. Residents who normally have their refuse and recycling collected on Monday will …
Posted on Jan 7, 2013:
Madison Residents Asked to Open Storm Sewer Inlets
With the City of Madison set to experience some warm weather followed by a day to two or rain there will be quite a bit of water running off Madison streets this week. The City of Madison is asking …
Posted on Jan 4, 2013:
Streets Set For Snow Removal and Towing January 7 and 8
600 and 700 Blks of S Baldwin St - both sides 1300, 1400, 1500 Blks of Morrison St - both sides 600, 700 Blks of Rogers St - both sides 700 Blk of S Thornton Ave
Posted on Jan 4, 2013:
Residents Need To Dig Material Out Of Snow Banks For Collection
City of Madison residents are reminded that they should dig out carts, Christmas trees and brush from snow banks to insure that the material will be collected. "We always encounter problems with …
Posted on Dec 24, 2012:
Storm Damaged Tree Limb Collection To Start January 7th
The Streets Division will begin collection of storm damaged tree limbs and brush on Monday January 7th, the same date we begin Christmas tree collection. Residents who have suffered tree damage …
Posted on Dec 22, 2012:
Refuse and Recycling Collection To Resume Monday
The Streets Division will resume refuse and recycling collection on Monday December 24th. Crews will be working in the Monday collection districts as well as picking up material that was not …
Posted on Dec 22, 2012:
Snow Emergency Continues Tonight Towing Possible
The City of Madison will be extending the snow emergency that was declared yesterday. That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison …
Posted on Dec 21, 2012:
Snow Emergency Extended Through Sunday Morning
The City of Madison will be extending the snow emergency that was declared yesterday. That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison …
Posted on Dec 21, 2012:
Refuse and Recycling Collection Resumes Friday
The Streets Division will conduct regular refuse and recycling collection on Friday December 21st. We will also complete those areas of the Thursday districts that were not collected yesterday. …
Posted on Dec 21, 2012:
Snow Emergency Will Result in Towing Tonight
The City of Madison will be ticketing and towing vehicles on selected streets in the downtown/isthmus area of the city this evening. Towing is necessary to get streets plowed to the curb so …
Posted on Dec 20, 2012:
Madison Suspends Refuse and Recycling Collection Due to Snow
The Streets Division has suspended refuse and recycling collection Thursday. Crews did get out and collect from many households but were unable to provide service in many areas of the Thrusday …
Posted on Dec 19, 2012:
Refuse and Recycling Collection Will Be Done on Thursday Large Item Collection Suspended
The Streets Division plans to conduct refuse and recycling collection on Thursday as scheduled. Large item collection will be suspended as the vehicles and staff will be needed for snow and ice …
Posted on Dec 4, 2012:
Turn Your Holidays Green
The holiday shopping season is in full swing. Why not keep the health of the planet in mind while you look for the perfect gifts this year. "The holidays are a time when we generate at least 25% …
Posted on Nov 30, 2012:
Yard Waste Sites Will Close at 4:30 p.m. This Sunday
The City of Madison yard waste drop off sites will close for the season at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday December 2nd. The Site at 402 South Point RD will be closed permanently. Residents with leaves and …
Posted on Nov 26, 2012:
Recycling Your Cooking Oil and Holiday Lights
It's holiday recycling time. Madison residents have the chance to recycle cooking oil from their Thanksgiving feast and non working Holiday lights and extension cords at the Streets Division's drop …
Posted on Nov 16, 2012:
No Refuse Collection on Thursday 11/22 and Friday 11/23 For Thanksgiving Holiday
Collection Schedule for the Thanksgiving Holiday There will be a no refuse and recycling collection on Thursday November 22nd and Friday November 23rd due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Residents in …
Posted on Nov 14, 2012:
Alternate Side Parking Rules Start Tonight
The City of Madison's alternate side parking restrictions will begin at 1 a.m. on Thursday November 15th. That means that City of Madison residents must park their cars on the odd house numbered …
Posted on Nov 2, 2012:
Zombie Pumpkins Invade Madison
Tens of thousands of pumpkin zombies are scattered all over Madison looking for a place to go. "Halloween pumpkins are all over Madison seeking a new life as compost," Madison recycling …
Posted on Oct 3, 2012:
Refuse and Recycling Changes Due to Presidential Visit
The Streets Division is going to be collecting refuse and recycling early in some areas of Madison's central city to accommodate the visit by President Barack Obama. Residents in the Thursday area …
Posted on Sep 25, 2012:
Final Round of Brush Collection starts Monday October 1st.
The Streets Division will begin the final round of brush collection next week. The final round will begin when collection starts in the Monday refuse collection district. "Every neighborhood in …
Posted on Aug 29, 2012:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection on Labor Day September 3rd Drop Off Sites Also Closed
There will be no refuse or recycling collection in the City of Madison on Monday September 3rd due to the Labor Day holiday. Residents who have their refuse and recycling collected on Monday will …
Posted on Aug 10, 2012:
It's Moving Time Again
It is time for the annual downtown move out and there are a lot of things for movers and others to consider. Activity is expected to begin this weekend and peak on Tuesday August 14th when most …
Posted on Jul 2, 2012:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection on Wednesday July 4th
There will be no refuse or recycling collection in the City of Madison on Wednesday July 4th due to the Independence Day holiday. Residents who have their refuse and recycling collected on …
Posted on May 31, 2012:
City Launches App for Recycling and Solid Waste Information
The City of Madison unveiled a new smart phone and tablet app that will provide residents with information on solid waste and recycling services. The new My Waste app will work on all operating …
Posted on May 21, 2012:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection on Monday 5/28, Memorial Day
There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Monday May 28th because of the Memorial Day holiday. The yard waste drop off sites will also be closed on Monday. Madison residents who normally …
Posted on May 8, 2012:
Home Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale This Saturday May 12th
The City of Madison and Dane County will hold their annual home compost bin and rain barrel sale on Saturday May 12th. This one day only sale will feature the Earth Machine Home Composter. The …
Posted on Apr 6, 2012:
Garlic Mustard Should Go In The Trash
This is the time of year when many Madison residents are pulling garlic mustard. To stop this highly invasive plant from spreading it is important that it be properly disposed of. "Garlic mustard …
Posted on Mar 30, 2012:
Spring LEaf Collection Begins Monday
The City of Madison will begin the annual Spring Leaf Collection on Monday April 2nd. Each neighborhood will receive a minimum of two collections. The spring collection is scheduled to run through …
Posted on Mar 30, 2012:
Brush Collection Starts Monday
The Streets Division will begin brush collection on Monday April 2nd. Again this year there will be no set schedule for brush collection. Our crews will be using the same collection rotation we use …
Posted on Mar 19, 2012:
Yard Waste Drop Off Sites Open Saturday March 24th
This year's unusually warm weather has found thousands of Madison residents out to doing yard work. With that yard works comes yard debris leaves, plant stalks and weeds. The City of Madison yard …
Posted on Jan 20, 2012:
Madison Declares A Snow Emergency
The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison including the downtown/isthmus snow …
Posted on Jan 12, 2012:
No Refuse, Recycling or Large Item Colelction Monday 1/16
There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Monday January 16th because of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. Residents who normally have their refuse and recycling collected on Monday will …
Posted on Jan 9, 2012:
Madison Ends Its Plastic bag Drop Off Program
The Streets Division has ended its plastic bag drop off program. Drop off recycling containers have been removed from the collection sites at Glenway Golf Course, Monona Golf Course, First St. …
Posted on Jan 5, 2012:
Sycamore Phone Lines Working
The phones st the Streets Division's east side offices at 4602 Sycamore Avenue are back on line. East side residents should call 246-4532 with service requests and questions. We appreciate your …
Posted on Jan 4, 2012:
Phones and Computer System at Streets East Remain Down
The phone and computer systems at the Streets Division's east side offices at 4602 Sycamore Av are still not working. Residents wishing to contact the east side office should call the west side …
Posted on Jan 3, 2012:
Phone System Down at Streets Division's East Side Offices
The phone and computer systems at the Streets Division's east side offices at 4602 Sycamore Av are currently not working. Residents wishing to contact the east side office should call the west side …
Posted on Dec 30, 2011:
Madison's Recycling Program Expands in 2012
The City of Madison will be expanding the list of materials that it will accept in its curbside recycling program beginning January 1, 2012. The changes are possible because of a new recycling …
Posted on Dec 21, 2011:
No Refuse, Recycling or Large Item Collection 12/26 or 1/2
There will be no refuse or recycling collection in the City of Madison on Monday December 26th or Monday January 2nd because of the Christmas and New Years holidays. If your material is normally …
Posted on Dec 21, 2011:
2012 Recyclopedia Available On Line
The 2012 City of Madison Recyclopedia is now available on the Streets Division's web page. You will find it at www.cityofmadison.com/streets . The Recyclopedia is a comprehensive guide to recycling …
Posted on Dec 2, 2011:
Madison To Recycling Holiday Lights
The City of Madison is launching a program to recycling holiday lights at its drop off locations at 1501 W. Badger Rd and 4602 Sycamore Av. Madison residents will be able to recycling their light …
Posted on Nov 22, 2011:
Collection Schedule for the Thanksgiving Holiday
There will be a no refuse and recycling collection on Thursday November 24th and Friday November 25th due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Residents in the Thursday refuse collection district will have …
Posted on Nov 21, 2011:
No Refuse Collection on Thursday and Friday Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday
There will be a no refuse and recycling collection on Thursday November 24th and Friday November 25th due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Residents in the Thursday refuse collection district will have …
Posted on Nov 11, 2011:
Alternate Side Parking Starts Monday Evening
The City of Madison's alternate side parking restrictions will begin at 1 a.m. on Tuesday November 15th. That means that City of Madison residents must park their cars on the odd house numbered …
Posted on Nov 2, 2011:
No More Wood Mulch in Parks This Year
The Streets Division has halted its free wood mulch distribution program for the season. We will no longer be stocking the park locations with material. Wood mulch will still be available at the …
Posted on Sep 30, 2011:
High Winds Lead to Additional Round of Brush Collection
Street Division brush crews have just about completed the 8th and final brush collection cycle through the City. However, due to the wet ground conditions and high, gusty winds that occurred on …
Posted on Sep 14, 2011:
Final Round of Brush Collection Begins The Week of September 19th
The Streets Division will begin the final round of brush collection next week. The final round will begin when collection starts in the Monday refuse collection district. "Every neighborhood in …
Posted on Aug 31, 2011:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection on Labor Day September 5th Drop Off Sites Also Closed
There will be no refuse or recycling collection in the City of Madison on Monday September 5th due to the Labor Day holiday. Residents who have their refuse and recycling collected on Monday will …
Posted on Aug 5, 2011:
Moving Days 2011: Bringing Order Out of Chaos
The late summer ritual known as Moving Days is upon us. Madison will be swarming with thousands of students moving between apartments downtown and around the campus area. In an effort to reduce …
Posted on Aug 4, 2011:
Wheeler Rd Waste Oil Site Closed Temporarily For Construction
The City of Madison's waste oil collection site at the intersection of Wheeler and School Roads on the northeast side is closed temporarily for construction. The project is likely to continue until …
Posted on Jul 26, 2011:
Badger Rd. Drop Off Site To Close For Construction - Temporary Site at 121 E. Olin Ave.
The Streets Division's drop off site at 1501 W. Badger Rd. will be closed starting Thursday July 28th. The site will be moved temporarily to the City's transfer station at 121 E. Olin Ave. The …
Posted on Jul 1, 2011:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection Monday July 4th
There will be no refuse or recycling collection in the City of Madison on Monday July 4th due to the Independence Day holiday. Residents who have their refuse and recycling collected on Monday will …
Posted on Jun 24, 2011:
Organics Pilot Off To A Good Start
The Streets Division's household organics collection pilot has been operating for three weeks. So far the 434 household participating in the pilot have diverted 18,160 pounds of material from the …
Posted on Jun 3, 2011:
Household Organics PIlot Project Starts Tomorrow
The Streets Division will begin a pilot collection for household organics on Tuesday June 7th. The pilot program will use volunteers selected from both the east and west sides that have Tuesday …
Posted on May 27, 2011:
No Refuse Or Recycling Collection on Monday May 30th Memorial Day
There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Monday May 30th because of the Memorial Day holiday. The yard waste drop off sites will also be closed on Monday. Madison residents who normally …
Posted on May 12, 2011:
Residents Can Cancel Phone Book Delivery
Madison residents are inundated with phone books every year. Now there is a way for everyone to cancel the delivery of unwanted directories with a click of the mouse. "I was surprised to learn …
Posted on May 3, 2011:
Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale Saturday May 7th
The City of Madison and Dane County will hold their annual home compost bin and rain barrel sale on Saturday May 7th. This one day only sale will feature the Earth Machine Home Composter. The Earth …
Posted on Apr 4, 2011:
Spring Leaf and Garden Waste Collection Starts April 4th
The City of Madison will begin the annual Spring Leaf Collection on Monday April 4th. Each neighborhood will receive a minimum of two collections. The spring collection is scheduled to run through …
Posted on Apr 4, 2011:
Brush Collection Underway
The Streets Division will begin brush collection on Monday April 4th. Again this year there will be no set schedule for brush collection. Our crews will be using the same collection rotation we use …
Posted on Mar 25, 2011:
Styrofoam Recycling This Saturday
The City of Madison has joined with Uniek Inc of Waunakee in a program to recycle Polystyrene (Styrofoam) packaging material. We will kick off the program with our first "Styrofoam Saturday" …
Posted on Mar 22, 2011:
Yard Waste Sites Open On Saturday
The weather is warming up and thousands of Madison residents are heading out to do yard work. With that yard works comes yard debris leaves, plant stalks and weeds. The City of Madison yard waste …
Posted on Mar 21, 2011:
Styrofoam Recycling Collection Kicks off Saturday. Will be used to make Picture Frames
The City of Madison has joined with Uniek Inc of Waunakee in a program to recycle Polystyrene (Styrofoam) packaging material. We will kick off the program with our first "Styrofoam Saturday" …
Posted on Mar 14, 2011:
Alternate Side Parking Rules Over Until November
The City of Madison's alternate side parking rules ended Sunday evening. Madison residents no longer have to follow the rules. Alternate side parking restrictions require you to park on the even …
Posted on Mar 9, 2011:
Large Item Collection Suspended Today Due To Snow
The Streets Division has suspended large item collection for Wednesday March 9th due to the snow storm that hit Madison early this morning. "We need to divert our large item staff and equipment to …
Posted on Feb 15, 2011:
Towing for Street Widening Continues Through Friday
The City of Madison will be conducting snow removal and street widening operations. To assist in the street widening efforts the following streets have been posted and vehicles parked illegally …
Posted on Feb 10, 2011:
Snow Clearing Towing Continues Into Next Week
The City of Madison will be conducting snow removal and street widening operations. To assist in the street widening efforts the following streets have been posted and vehicles parked illegally …
Posted on Feb 9, 2011:
Street Widening Towing Continues
The City of Madison will be conducting snow removal and street widening operations all week. To assist in the street widening efforts the following streets have been posted and vehicles parked …
Posted on Feb 8, 2011:
Street Widening Effort Adds More Streets Posted For Towing
The City of Madison will be conducting snow removal and street widening operations all week. To assist in the street widening efforts the following streets have been posted and vehicles parked …
Posted on Feb 7, 2011:
Towing Set To Help Street Widening Efforts
Tuesday 2/8/2011 Castle Pl 400 Blk N Patterson (both sides) Washburn Pl Prospect Pl Wednesday 2/9/2011 Jean St (odd side) 300 Blk N Ingersoll St (even side) Cantwell Ct
Posted on Feb 4, 2011:
Snow Emergency Over Storm Clean Up Continues
The Snow Emergency in the City of Madison is over. That means that alternate side parking restrictions are not in effect in the Downtown/Isthmus snow emergency zone. Alternate side parking …
Posted on Feb 3, 2011:
Snow Emergency Continues More Towing Scheduled
A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Friday February 4th. Residents are asked to keep their vehicles off the street today and tonight if possible. If you …
Posted on Feb 2, 2011:
Streets Scheduled for Daytime Towing on Thursday and Friday
The City of Madison has scheduled several streets for daytime towing and plowing operations on Thursday and Friday. These streets are part of the Clean Streets/Clean Lakes street cleaning area. …
Posted on Feb 2, 2011:
Snow Emergency Towing Plan Announced
The City of Madison will be ticketing and towing vehicles on selected streets in the downtown/isthmus area of the city this evening. Towing is necessary to get streets plowed to the curb so …
Posted on Feb 2, 2011:
Madison Declares a Snow Emergency
The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison including the downtown/isthmus snow …
Posted on Feb 2, 2011:
No Refuse, Recycling Or Large Item Collection Wednesday
The Streets Division has cancelled all solid waste and recycling collection for Wednesday February 2nd due to the blizzard which hit Madison overnight. "We urge residents who can wait til their …
Posted on Feb 1, 2011:
No Snow Emergency Tuesday Evening Expect One Wednesday
The City of Madison will not be declaring a snow emergency tonight even though we have received a significant amount of snow. Due to the blizzard that is forecast to hit in the next 12 hours we …
Posted on Jan 18, 2011:
Snow Emergency Continues
A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Wednesday January 19th. Residents are asked to keep their vehicles off the street today and tonight if possible. If …
Posted on Jan 17, 2011:
Madison Declares A Snow Emergency
The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison including the downtown/isthmus snow …
Posted on Jan 11, 2011:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection on Monday January 17th
There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Monday January 17th because of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. Residents who normally have their refuse and recycling collected on Monday will …
Posted on Dec 28, 2010:
Christmas Tree Collection Begins January 3rd
Starting Monday January 3, 2011 the Streets Division will begin collecting Christmas trees. All trees will be processed at the curb with on-street chippers. These machines are expensive and can be …
Posted on Dec 23, 2010:
Polystyrene (Styrofoam) Recycling Program To Start In 2011
The City of Madison will begin a new program to recycle polystyrene in early 2011. The drop off program will accept block polystyrene (Styrofoam) packing materials most often used to protect …
Posted on Dec 23, 2010:
Snow Emergency Is Over
There is no longer a snow emergency in effect for the City of Madison. The snow emergency ended at 7 a.m. on Thursday December 23rd.
Posted on Dec 22, 2010:
No Changes in Refuse and Recycling Collection for the Holidays
The City of Madison will provide regular refuse and recycling collection on Friday December 24th and Friday December 31st. Because crews only work half days on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve …
Posted on Dec 22, 2010:
Snow Emergency Continues Park On The Odd Side Tonight
A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Thursday December 23rd. Residents are asked to keep their vehicles off the street today and tonight if possible. If …
Posted on Dec 21, 2010:
Madison Declares a Snow Emergency
The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison including the downtown/isthmus snow …
Posted on Dec 20, 2010:
No Snow Emergency Monday Night
There will not be a snow emergency declared Monday night December 20th. That means that alternate side parking restrictions will not be in effect in the Downtown/Isthmus snow emergency …
Posted on Dec 13, 2010:
Snow Emergency Continues
A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Tuesday December 14th. Residents are asked to keep their vehicles off the street today and tonight if possible. If you …
Posted on Dec 12, 2010:
Madison Declares a Snow Emergency
The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison including the downtown/isthmus snow …
Posted on Dec 11, 2010:
No Snow Emergency For Saturday Evening December 11th
The City of Madison will not declare a snow emergency on Saturday evening December 11th. Because the snow is predicted to end until Sunday morning, no snow emergency will be called Saturday. If the …
Posted on Dec 4, 2010:
Madison Declares a Snow Emergency
The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison including the downtown/isthmus snow …
Posted on Nov 18, 2010:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection on Thursday 11/25 and Friday 11/26
There will be a no refuse and recycling collection on Thursday November 25th and Friday November 26th due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Residents in the Thursday refuse collection district will have …
Posted on Nov 17, 2010:
Madison Residents Can Choose On Line Recyclopedia
The City of Madison is offering residents the chance to go on line only to get their 2011 Recyclopedia and collection calendar. This is the first time that residents will be able to opt out of the …
Posted on Nov 15, 2010:
New Winter Parking Web Page Debuts
The City of Madison today unveiled a new winter web portal that will serve as a one stop destination for residents seeking the latest information on winter parking rules and snow plowing …
Posted on Oct 13, 2010:
New Business Waste and Surplus Web Site Launched
The City of Madison and Dane County have launched a new web site designed to help area businesses make use of unneeded or surplus items. The Dane Business Surplus Center is an off shoot of the …
Posted on Oct 7, 2010:
Still Time To Participate in Household Organics Collection Survey
Madison residents still have time to register their opinion and provide valuable information to the Streets Division as it begins planning a possible household organics diversion program. One …
Posted on Sep 29, 2010:
Fall Leaf Collection Begins Monday October 4th
The City of Madison will begin the annual Fall Leaf Collection on Monday October 4th. The Streets Division will continue to collect leaves as long as the weather permits through late November and …
Posted on Sep 14, 2010:
Final Round Of Brush Collection Starts Monday September 20th
The Streets Division will begin the final round of brush collection on Monday September 20th. East side crews will start the last round in the Monday refuse collection district while the west side …
Posted on Sep 9, 2010:
No Wood Mulch at Warner Park Due to Construction
The Streets Division will not be supplying wood mulch for the public at the Warner Park site for the remainder of the season. "There will be no more wood mulch at Warner Park this season," Madison …
Posted on Aug 30, 2010:
Madison Gathers Data On Household Organics Generation
The Streets Division has begun to gather data on Madison resident's generation of organic waste and also checking on how those residents would react to a program that would collect that material …
Posted on Aug 30, 2010:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection on Labor Day September 6th
There will be no refuse or recycling collection in the City of Madison on Monday September 6th due to the Labor Day holiday. Residents who have their refuse and recycling collected on Monday will …
Posted on Aug 6, 2010:
Its Moving Time Again
It is time for the annual downtown move out and there are a lot of things for movers and others to consider. Activity is expected to begin this weekend and peak on Thursday August 14th when most …
Posted on Jul 29, 2010:
Wood Mulch Will Be Available Friday July 30th
The Streets Division is again able to supply free wood mulch for residents. "We have fixed the equipment problems that prevented us from supply wood mulch to area parks for free pick up," Madison …
Posted on Jul 21, 2010:
No Wood Mulch Until August
Due to problems with the Streets Division's brush processing equipment, the City will not be able to supply wood mulch until August 2, 2010. "Our large brush processing machine is still undergoing …
Posted on Jul 13, 2010:
Plastic Bottle/Jug Lids Can Now Be Recycled
City of Madison residents will now be able to recycle the lids and caps from their plastic bottles. The lids/caps must put back on the bottle to be recycled. "This is good news for recycling. It …
Posted on Jul 8, 2010:
Equipment Problems Cut Off Supply of Free Wood Mulch
The Streets Division is experiencing problems with its wood processing equipment. Those problems have forced the Division to stop supplying free wood mulch until at least the Week of July 19th. …
Posted on Jun 28, 2010:
No Refuse, Recycling or Large Item Collection on Monday July 5th
There will be no refuse or recycling collection in the City of Madison on Monday July 5th due to the Independence Day holiday. Residents who have their refuse and recycling collected on Monday will …
Posted on Jun 15, 2010:
Chip Seal Street Maintenance Starts Soon
The Streets Division has begun the preparatory work for its annual chip seal street maintenance program. The chip seal program is a street surfacing program that is done annually on unimproved …
Posted on May 26, 2010:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection on Memorial Day
There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Monday May 31st because of the Memorial Day holiday. Madison residents who normally have their material collected on Monday should place their …
Posted on May 14, 2010:
How To Dispose of Garlic Mustard
This is the time of year when many Madison residents are pulling garlic mustard. To stop this highly invasive plant from spreading it is important that it be properly disposed of. "Garlic mustard …
Posted on May 10, 2010:
Madison Stuff Exchange Perfect Place to Find Bargains and List Garage Sales
With the economy in a recession, many people are looking for ways to get some extra cash. Other folks are looking for bargains or an inexpensive way to replace a much needed item for their home. …
Posted on May 6, 2010:
Clean Streets Clean Lakes Street Sweeping Program Underway
The Streets Division began the annual Clean Streets/Clean Lakes street sweeping program on Monday May 3rd. The program, which restricts parking during daytime hours, enables streets sweepers to get …
Posted on Apr 26, 2010:
Compost Bin This Saturday May 1st
The City of Madison and Dane County will hold their annual home compost bin sale on Saturday May 1st. This one day only sale will feature the Earth Machine Home Composter. The Earth Machine will be …
Posted on Apr 2, 2010:
Madison Offers Home Compost Classes
The City of Madison is offering four home composting classes this spring. The classes, taught by Streets Division staff with extensive personal experience in home composting will be offered in …
Posted on Apr 2, 2010:
New Brush Collection Program Starts Monday
The Streets Division will begin a new brush collection program on Monday April 5th. Beginning this year there will be no set schedule for brush collection. Our crews will be using the same …
Posted on Apr 2, 2010:
Spring Leaf and Garden Waste Collection Begins Monday
The City of Madison will begin the annual Spring Leaf Collection on Monday April 5th. Each neighborhood will receive a minimum of two collections. The spring collection is scheduled to run through …
Posted on Mar 12, 2010:
Alternate Side Parking Ends This Weekend
The City of Madison's alternate side parking rules will end on Sunday. The last night that Madison residents will have to follow the rules is Saturday evening. Alternate side parking restrictions …
Posted on Feb 9, 2010:
Downtown/Isthmus Streets Scheduled For Towing During Snow Emergency
Vehicles parked illegally on several streets in the Downtown/Isthmus area will be towed during the Snow Emergency. Those streets are: W. Wilson St. W. Doty St. W. Main St. W. Washington Ave. 10-200 …
Posted on Feb 9, 2010:
Madison Declares A Snow Emergency
The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison including the downtown/isthmus snow …
Posted on Jan 14, 2010:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection on Monday January 18th
There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Monday January 18th because of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Residents who normally have their refuse and recycling collected on Monday will …
Posted on Jan 7, 2010:
Downtown/Isthmus Streets Scheduled For Towing During Snow Emergency
Vehicles parked illegally on several streets in the Downtown/Isthmus area will be towed during the Snow Emergency. Those streets are; • W. Wilson St. • W. Doty St. • W. Main St. • W. Washington …
Posted on Jan 7, 2010:
Madison Declares A Snow Emergency
The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison including the downtown/isthmus snow …
Posted on Dec 30, 2009:
Every Other Week Large Item Collection Starts Monday
Beginning Monday January 4, 2010 the Streets Division large item collection will switch from a weekly service to one offered every other week. The change was part of the 2010 City of Madison …
Posted on Dec 28, 2009:
Christmas Tree Collection Starts Monday January 4th
Starting Monday January 4, 2010 the Streets Division will begin collecting Christmas trees. All trees will be processed at the curb with on-street chippers. These machines are expensive and can be …
Posted on Dec 22, 2009:
No Refuse and recycling Collection on Christmas or New Year's Day
There will be no refuse or recycling collection in the City of Madison on Friday December 25th or Friday January 1st because of the Christmas and New Years holidays. If your material is normally …
Posted on Dec 19, 2009:
Plastic Bag Recycling Program Kicks Off
The Streets Division announced the start up of the plastic bag recycling program. The drop off program will start with nine sites with at least four more sites to be added in the coming weeks. With …
Posted on Dec 10, 2009:
Snow Emergency Continues For Third Evening
The City of Madison has extended the snow emergency for a third evening. Residents are asked to keep their vehicles off the street today and tonight if possible. If you must park on the street this …
Posted on Dec 9, 2009:
Snow Emergency Continues
A snow emergency remains in effect for the City of Madison. Residents are asked to keep their vehicles off the street this evening. If you must park on the street you should park on the EVEN house …
Posted on Dec 9, 2009:
Sidewalk Clearing Deadline Extended
The City of Madison has extended the deadline for clearing sidewalks from Noon on Thursday to 8:00 a.m. on Friday. "Due to the magnitude of the snow storm, the deadline for clearing snow and ice …
Posted on Dec 9, 2009:
Madison Metro and Metro Plus Service Canceled
The severe winter weather has forced Madison Metro to cancel all service for today. A decision on when to resume service will be made later today. The cancellation is for all Metro transit service …
Posted on Dec 9, 2009:
Wednesday's Refuse Will Be Collected Next Week Recycling Pick Up Tomorrow
The Streets Division has canceled refuse collection for people living in the Wednesday refuse collection district. This material will be collected next Wednesday December 16th. Residents who were …
Posted on Dec 9, 2009:
Madison Storm Update
The City of Madison has been hit with a major snowstorm that has impact most City services. There are several important things the residents need to be aware of. Residents should stay off the …
Posted on Dec 9, 2009:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection Wednesday
Due to the severe weather the Streets Division has cancelled refuse and recycling collection for Wednesday December 9th. A decision on when material will be collected will be made later today. "We …
Posted on Dec 8, 2009:
Madison Declares A Snow Emergency
The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison including the downtown/isthmus snow …
Posted on Dec 8, 2009:
Sand Available For Madison Residents
Free sand is available for Madison residents at sites throughout the city. This sand is intended for the use of individual Madison residents and not for large volume users such as contractors and …
Posted on Dec 8, 2009:
Sign Up For Snow Emergency Alerts And Plowing Updates
Madison residents can sign up to receive text and e-mail alerts whenever there a snow emergency is declared by going to www.cityofmadison.com/winter When you register you will receive alerts as …
Posted on Dec 7, 2009:
Leaf Collection Suspended Due To Weather
The Streets Division has suspended fall leaf collection due to the snow that has fallen today and major storm predicted to hit later this week. "We are suspending leaf collection because we need …
Posted on Dec 4, 2009:
Yard Waste Sites Close For The Season Sunday
The City of Madison yard waste drop off sites will close for the season at 4:30 p.m. this Sunday, December 6th. The site at 402 South Point Rd. will be closed until April. Residents with leaves and …
Posted on Nov 24, 2009:
Turn Black Friday Green
The holiday shopping season has its official kick off this Friday. Why not keep the health of the planet in mind while you look for the perfect gifts this year. "The holidays are a time when we …
Posted on Nov 19, 2009:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection on 11/26 and 11/27 Due to Thanksgiving Holiday
There will be a no refuse and recycling collection on Thursday November 26th and Friday November 27th due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Residents in the Thursday refuse collection district will have …
Posted on Nov 13, 2009:
Alternate Side Parking Rules Start Saturday Evening
The City of Madison's alternate side parking restrictions will begin at 1 a.m. on Sunday November 15th. That means that City of Madison residents must park their cars on the odd house numbered side …
Posted on Nov 6, 2009:
All Out Leaf Collection Efforts Underway, Public Asked For Patience
The City of Madison will be making an all out effort to get the resident's leaves collected before the snow flies. The Streets Division will begin working weekend overtime now that most of the …
Posted on Nov 2, 2009:
Pumpkins Shouldn't Go To Waste
Now that the tricks and treats of Halloween have past, it is time to find a new use for your holiday decorations. "The Great Pumpkin has come and gone and he has left orange detritus all over …
Posted on Sep 28, 2009:
Fall Leaf Collection Starts on Monday October 5th
The City of Madison will begin the annual Fall Leaf Collection on Monday October 5th. The Streets Division will continue to collect leaves as long as the weather permits through late November and …
Posted on Aug 24, 2009:
Proper Disposal for Blighted Tomato and Potato Plants
Nothing tastes better than a homegrown tomato. Unfortunately this year many gardeners are losing their tomato plants to something called "late blight'. It is important for gardeners to know how to …
Posted on Aug 19, 2009:
Smoke Detectors Cannot Be Recycled in Madison
The City of Madison's new smoke alarm ordinance has made most old smoke alarms obsolete. The first phase of the ordinance, which impacts multi-family dwellings went into effect on August 15th. The …
Posted on Aug 13, 2009:
Reminder to Moving Residents: Several Small Items Require Fees for Disposal
One recurring problem has emerged during this year's Downtown move out.  There are quite a few TV's, computer monitors, and microwaves being left at the curb.  All of these items require a fee for …
Posted on Aug 12, 2009:
Downtown Move OUt Collection Kicks Into High Gear
The Streets Division will pull out all the stops to get the trash and recycling from the downtown move out collected. Crews will begin work at 4 a.m. on Thursday and Friday of this week. "We want …
Posted on Aug 6, 2009:
Downtown Moving Time Again
It is time for the annual downtown move out and there are a lot of things for movers and others to consider. Activity is expected to begin this weekend and peak on Thursday August 14th when most …
Posted on Jul 24, 2009:
City of Madison To Recycling Vehicle Batteries
The City of Madison will now accept vehicle batteries at its two self help drop off sites. The sites are located at 1501 W. Badger Rd and 4602 Sycamore Av. This service is limited to City of …
Posted on Jun 29, 2009:
No Collection Changes For Independence Day Holiday
This year, July 4th falls on a Saturday. That means that there will be no changes to the Streets Division’s refuse and recycling collection due to the Independence Day holiday. “We will conduct …
Posted on May 21, 2009:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection on Monday May 25th, Memorial Day
There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Monday May 25th because of the Memorial Day holiday. Madison residents who normally have their material collected on Monday should place their …
Posted on May 11, 2009:
Special Sweeping Program To Start
The City of Madison will begin its annual Special Street Sweeping in the central city on Monday May 18th. "Starting this Thursday, May 14th, special bright orange no parking signs will begin to pop …
Posted on May 8, 2009:
Recycle Your Plastic Flower Pots
The City of Madison will recycle most plastic plant pots. In addition, a plant exchange category has been set up on the Madison Stuff Exchange. "Every spring the Streets Division gets hundreds of …
Posted on May 6, 2009:
Limited Supply of Wood Mulch Now Available
The Streets Division is again able to supply free wood mulch for residents. However, due to a limited supply of brush to process into mulch there will not be as much material available right now as …
Posted on May 4, 2009:
Home Compost Bin Sale This Saturday
The City of Madison and Dane County will hold their annual home compost bin sale on Saturday May 9th. This one day only sale will feature the Earth Machine Home Composter. The Earth Machine will be …
Posted on Apr 21, 2009:
Madison Offers Home Compost Classes
The City of Madison is offering three home composting classes this spring. The classes, taught by Streets Division staff with extensive personal experience in home composting will be offered in …
Posted on Apr 20, 2009:
Wood Mulch Unavailable
The City of Madison is unable to supply residents with wood mulch due to an equipment malfunction. The shortage is expected to last several weeks. "We have had a major problem with our wood …
Posted on Apr 1, 2009:
Spring Leaf Collection Starts Monday
The City of Madison will begin the annual Spring Leaf Collection on Monday April 6th. Each neighborhood will receive a minimum of two collections. The spring collection is scheduled to run through …
Posted on Apr 1, 2009:
Brush Collection Begins on Monday
April marks the first round of scheduled brush collection in Madison. Brush is collected according to schedule from April through October. The brush schedule for 2008 is as follows; Place …
Posted on Mar 19, 2009:
The Madison Stuff Exchange Is Your On Line Garage Sale
With the economy in a recession, many people are looking for ways to get some extra cash. Other folks are looking for bargains or an inexpensive way to replace a much needed item for their home. …
Posted on Mar 17, 2009:
Yard Waste Drop Off Sites To Open Saturday March 28th
The weather is warming up and thousands of Madison residents are heading out to do yard work. With that yard works comes yard debris leaves, plant stalks and weeds. The City of Madison yard waste …
Posted on Mar 16, 2009:
Night Time Street Sweeping Begins, Winter Parking Restrictions End
Nighttime Street Sweeping Underway The City of Madison, Streets Division has begun its annual night street sweeping program. Crews will begin work at 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday evenings. The …
Posted on Feb 23, 2009:
Snow Emergency Over
The Snow Emergency for the City of Madison ended at 7 a.m Monday.
Posted on Feb 22, 2009:
Snow Emergency Continues
A snow emergency remains in effect for the City of Madison. Residents are asked to keep their vehicles off the street this evening. If you must park on the street you should park on the ODD house …
Posted on Feb 21, 2009:
Madison Declares a Snow Emergency
The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison including the downtown/isthmus snow …
Posted on Feb 6, 2009:
Two More Days of Snow Removal Operations Set
The Streets Division will be conducting snow removal operations on several streets this week. Snow removal operations will begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and continue as late as …
Posted on Feb 3, 2009:
Snow Removal Streets for 2/4, 2/5, and 2/6
The Streets Division will be conducting snow removal operations on several streets this week. Snow removal operations will begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and continue as late as …
Posted on Feb 2, 2009:
Snow Removal Operations Continue
The Streets Division will be conducting snow removal operations on several streets this week. Snow removal operations will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and continue as late as 2 …
Posted on Jan 27, 2009:
Snow Removal Locations for Thursday 1/29 and Friday 1/30
The Streets Division will be conducting snow removal operations on several streets this week. Snow removal operations will begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday and Friday as late as 2 p.m. Additional snow …
Posted on Jan 26, 2009:
Snow Removal Streets for Wednesday January 28th
The Streets Division will be conducting snow removal operations on several streets this week. Snow removal operations will begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday as late as 2 p.m. Additional snow removal …
Posted on Jan 23, 2009:
Snow Removal Operations for January 26 and 27
The Streets Division will be conducting snow removal operations on several streets this week. Snow removal operations will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday and Tuesday continue as late as 2 p.m. …
Posted on Jan 20, 2009:
Snow Removal To Cause Traffic Delays
The Streets Division will be conducting snow removal operations on several streets this week. Snow removal operations will begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday and continue as late as …
Posted on Jan 14, 2009:
Snow Removal To Cause Traffic Delays on Thursday and Friday
The Streets Division will be conducting snow removal operations on several streets later this week. Snow removal operations will be gin at 9 a.m. on Thursday and Friday and continue as late as 2 …
Posted on Jan 14, 2009:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection on Monday January 19th
There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Monday January 19th because of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Residents who normally have their refuse and recycling collected on Monday will …
Posted on Jan 10, 2009:
Snow Removal To Cause Traffic Delays on Williamson Street on Monday
The Streets Division will be conducting snow removal operations on the outbound lanes of Williamson Street beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday January 12th. These operations will cause delays for traffic …
Posted on Jan 9, 2009:
Madison Declares A Snow Emergency
The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison including the downtown/isthmus snow …
Posted on Dec 30, 2008:
Christmas Tree Collection Begins January 5th
Starting Monday January 5, 2009 the Streets Division will begin collecting Christmas trees. All trees will be processed at the curb with on-street chippers. These machines are expensive and can be …
Posted on Dec 22, 2008:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection on December 25th or January 1st
There will be no refuse or recycling collection in the City of Madison on Thursday December 25th or Thursday January 1st because of the Christmas and New Years holidays. If your material is …
Posted on Dec 20, 2008:
Snow Emergency Continues Could Be Extended
A snow emergency remains in effect for the City of Madison. Residents are asked to keep their vehicles off the street this evening. If you must park on the street you should park on the ODD house …
Posted on Dec 19, 2008:
Vehicles Will Be Towed Downtown Tonight
The heavy snowstorm and lack of compliance with alternate side parking restrictions will necessitate the towing of illegally parked vehicles on several streets in the downtown/isthmus area tonight …
Posted on Dec 19, 2008:
Madison Declares A Snow Emergency
The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison including the downtown/isthmus snow …
Posted on Dec 18, 2008:
Refuse and Recycling Collection On For Friday the 19th
The Streets Division is planning to conduct regular refuse and recycling collection on Friday December 19th. Large Item collection will be suspended due to the impending snowstorm. Residents are …
Posted on Dec 18, 2008:
Still Time To Cut Holiday Waste
The holiday shopping season is a time when we search for perfect gifts for our friends and family and plan get togethers to celebrate the season. Unfortunately many we also generate a lot of extra …
Posted on Dec 11, 2008:
Snow Emergency Ends
The Snow Emergency in the City of Madison is over. Alternate side parking rules are in effect for most of the City of Madison with the exception of the downtown/isthmus snow emergency zone. …
Posted on Dec 10, 2008:
Snow Emergency Continues, Some Streets Subject to Towing
Snow Emergency Continues Tonight A snow emergency remains in effect for the City of Madison. Residents are asked to keep their vehicles off the street this evening. If you must park on the street …
Posted on Dec 9, 2008:
Madison Declares a Snow Emergency
The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison including the downtown/isthmus snow …
Posted on Dec 5, 2008:
Streets Division Unveils New Web Resources
The Streets Division today added three new sections to its web page. The 2009 Recyclopedia and 2009 Recycling and Refuse Collection calendars are now available on the Division's web site …
Posted on Nov 24, 2008:
Leaf Collection to Continue In Spite of Snow
The City of Madison will continue the fall leaf collection in spite of the snow that fell on Sunday evening and Monday morning. The 1.5" of snow that fell is not enough to stop the Streets …
Posted on Nov 20, 2008:
Thanksgiving Holiday Refuse and Recycling Schedule
There will be a no refuse and recycling collection on Thursday November 27th and Friday November 28th due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Residents in the Thursday refuse collection district will have …
Posted on Nov 18, 2008:
Automated Collection Program Saves Over $1 Million a Year
A report on the status of the City's automated collection program for refuse and recycling shows that the program is saving Madison taxpayers over $1.4 million annually. The Streets Division …
Posted on Nov 13, 2008:
Alternate Side Parking Restrictions Start Friday Evening
The City of Madison's alternate side parking restrictions will begin at 1 a.m. on Saturday November 15th. That means that City of Madison residents must park their cars on the odd house numbered …
Posted on Nov 3, 2008:
Pumpkins Shouldn't Go To Waste
Now that the tricks and treats of Halloween have past, it is time to find a new use for your holiday decorations. "It is the time of year when Jack-O-Lanterns end up dying a slow death," Madison …
Posted on Sep 29, 2008:
Leaf Collection Begins, Brush Collection Wraps Up
The City of Madison will begin the annual Fall Leaf Collection on Monday October 6th. The Streets Division will continue to collect leaves as long as the weather permits through late November and …
Posted on Aug 26, 2008:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection on Labor Day Monday September 1st
There will be no refuse or recycling collection in the City of Madison on Monday September 1st due to the Labor Day holiday. Residents who have their refuse and recycling collected on Monday will …
Posted on Aug 12, 2008:
Downtown Residents Can Put Refuse Carts Out Early
Residents in the downtown area who have their refuse collected on Thursdays can put their refuse carts at the curb starting today. Crews from the Streets Division will be able to empty them so …
Posted on Aug 8, 2008:
Refuse and Recycling Cart Exchanges Cut Back
The Streets Division will not be able to make most refuse and recycling cart exchanges for the remainder of the year. Due to a shortage of carts, the Streets Division cannot honor requests for the …
Posted on Aug 7, 2008:
Sand Bag Disposal Information
Now that things have dried out, people who used sand bags in the Madison area are looking to get rid of them. The City of Madison has set up two drop off locations where City residents can dispose …
Posted on Aug 4, 2008:
Downtown Moving Days Are Here
It is time for the annual downtown move out and there are a lot of things for movers and others to consider. Activity is expected to begin this weekend and peak on Thursday August 14th when most …
Posted on Jul 11, 2008:
City Agencies Respond to Storm
The City of Madison has crews from the Engineering, Forestry, and Streets Divisions responding to problems associated with the wind and rain that battered the City on Thursday night and Friday …
Posted on Jun 26, 2008:
Look for Recycling Containers at Rhythm and Booms
The City of Madison will have new recycling containers in place for this year's Rhythm and Booms event at Warner Park. "With over 250,000 people set to attend this year's Rhythm and Booms, a lot …
Posted on Jun 26, 2008:
No Refuse and Recycling Collection on Friday July 4th
There will be no refuse or recycling collection in the City of Madison on Friday July 4th due to the Independence Day holiday. Residents who have their refuse and recycling collected on Friday will …
Posted on May 20, 2008:
Changes in Markets Shrink Plastic Recycling
Due to recent changes in plastic markets, the City of Madison will no longer be able to recycle plastic dairy tubs in its curbside recycling program. Effective immediately, the only plastic that …
Posted on May 19, 2008:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection on Memorial Day May 26th
There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Monday May 26th because of the Memorial Day holiday. Madison residents who normally have their material collected on Monday should place their …
Posted on May 7, 2008:
Spring Leaf Collection Ends
The City of Madison has concluded the annual spring leaf collection. Every neighborhood in the City received two rounds of collection. "This was a record spring for leaves and garden waste," …
Posted on Apr 29, 2008:
Home Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale This Saturday
The City of Madison and Dane County will hold their annual home compost bin sale on Saturday May 3rd. This one day only sale will feature the Earth Machine Home Composter. The Earth Machine will be …
Posted on Apr 25, 2008:
New Electronics Recycling Program Off to A Great Start
The City of Madison's Streets Division and Cascade Asset Management announced today that residents have recycled 39.1 tons of electronics since the City began offering a year round drop off …
Posted on Apr 3, 2008:
Important Recycling News for Gardeners
Gardeners in the City of Madison have some new recycling options in 2008. The City of Madison will be able to recycling most plastic plant pots. In addition, a new plant exchange category has been …
Posted on Mar 13, 2008:
Spring Leaf and Yard Waste Collection Starts Monday April 7th
The City of Madison will begin the annual Spring Leaf Collection on Monday April 7th. Each neighborhood will receive a minimum of two collections. The spring collection is scheduled to run through …
Posted on Mar 13, 2008:
Brush Collection Begins Monday April 7th
April marks the first round of scheduled brush collection in Madison. Brush is collected according to schedule from April through October. The brush schedule for 2008 is as follows; Refuse …
Posted on Mar 7, 2008:
Large Item Collection Returning to Normal
The Streets Division has resumed large item collection on the west side and will start up collection on the east side on Wednesday March 12th. Large item collection was suspended in early February …
Posted on Feb 22, 2008:
City Crews Plan Busy Weekend
Crews from the City of Madison will have a busy weekend filling potholes and opening up storm sewer inlets. The Engineering Division will have five crews working to open storm sewer inlets on …
Posted on Feb 17, 2008:
Madison Declares a SNOW EMERGENCY
The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison including the downtown/isthmus snow …
Posted on Feb 17, 2008:
Hazardous Driving Conditions In Madison
The City of Madison was hit with a mixture of rain sleet, and freezing rain last night. It was the first blow of a severe winter storm that is expected to drop 8 to 10 inches of snow on the city by …
Posted on Feb 7, 2008:
Large Item Collection Suspended
The Streets Division has suspended large item collection until the clean up from the recent snowstorm is finished. Crews and vehicles that are usually assigned to large items are needed for snow …
Posted on Feb 6, 2008:
Madison Declares a Snow Emergency
The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison including the downtown/isthmus snow …
Posted on Jan 21, 2008:
Madison Declares Snow Emergency
The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison including the downtown/isthmus snow …
Posted on Jan 18, 2008:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection on Monday January 21st due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Monday January 21st because of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Residents who normally have their refuse and recycling collected on Monday will …
Posted on Jan 17, 2008:
Madison Declares a Snow Emergency
The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison including the downtown/isthmus snow …
Posted on Jan 11, 2008:
New Refuse and Recycling Collection Days Go Into Effect on January 21st
The Streets Division will be changing the refuse and recycling collection days for approximately 3,000 Madison households. (The Streets Division serves 67,000 households and small business …
Posted on Dec 28, 2007:
Madison Declares a Snow Emergency
The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison including the downtown/isthmus snow …
Posted on Dec 19, 2007:
No Refuse or Recycling Colelction on December 25th and January 1st
There will be no refuse or recycling collection in the City of Madison on Tuesday December 25th or Tuesday January 1st because of the Christmas and New Years holidays. If your trash is normally …
Posted on Dec 11, 2007:
Madison Declares a Snow Emergency
The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison including the downtown/isthmus snow …
Posted on Dec 4, 2007:
Madison Declares a Snow Emergency
The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison including the downtown/isthmus snow …
Posted on Dec 1, 2007:
Madison Declares a Snow Emergency
Madison Declares A Snow Emergency The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison …
Posted on Oct 12, 2007:
Madison To Host Computer and Electronics Recycling Collection Saturday November 17th
The City of Madison, Best Buy, and Cascade Asset Management will sponsor a computer and electronics recycling collection on Saturday November 17th from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The Computer Recycling …
Posted on Oct 12, 2007:
New Drop Off Recycling Program For Rigid Plastic
The City of Madison has a new recycling program. Madison residents can now bring many previously unrecycled plastic items to the City's two full service drop off sites for recycling. These items, …
Posted on Jan 21, 2007:
Madison Declares a Snow Emergency
The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison including the downtown/isthmus snow …
Posted on Jan 8, 2007:
No Refuse and Recycling Collection on Monday January 15
There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Monday January 15th because of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Residents who normally have their refuse and recycling collected on Monday will …
Posted on Jan 3, 2007:
Madison Stuff Exchange Has a Record Year
Get Rid of Unwanted Items on the Stuff Exchange Now that you received the latest version of your favorite gadget for Christmas, what can you do with the old one that works just fine? Why don't you …
Posted on Dec 8, 2006:
2007 Recycling Calendars Avaiable On Line
Madison residents can download their 2007 recycling collection calendars on line at www.cityofmadison.com/streets. The calendars will highlight their 2007 collection dates and show changes in the …
Posted on Nov 29, 2006:
New Program for Recycling Cooking Oil
The City of Madison will begin a new program to recycle cooking oil. The PrairieFire BioFuels Cooperative 1894 E. Washington Av will use the oil to power members vehicles. “We know that there are …
Posted on Nov 16, 2006:
Thanksgiving Collection Schedule Set
There will be a new collection schedule in the City of Madison for the Thanksgiving holiday. Residents in the Thursday refuse collection district will have their refuse and recycling collected on …
Posted on Nov 3, 2006:
Computer and Electronics Recycling Event Set for November 11th
The City of Madison, Best Buy, and Cascade Asset Management will sponsor a computer and electronics recycling collection on Saturday November 11th from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The Computer Recycling …
Posted on Oct 31, 2006:
Pumpkins Shouldn't Go To Waste
Now that the tricks and treats of Halloween have past, it is time to find a new use for your holiday decorations. “It is the time of year when Jack-O-Lanterns end up dying a slow death,” Madison …
Posted on Sep 28, 2006:
Fall Leaf Collection to Begin Monday October 2nd
The City of Madison will begin the annual Fall Leaf Collection on Monday October 2nd. The Streets Division will continue to collect leaves as long as the weather permits through late November and …
Posted on Aug 28, 2006:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection on Labor Day September 4th
There will be no refuse or recycling collection in the City of Madison on Monday September 4th due to the Labor Day holiday. Residents who have their refuse and recycling collected on Monday will …
Posted on Jul 20, 2006:
Storm Clean Up Information
July 20, 2006 - Storm Clean Up Information The City of Madison is in the process of cleaning up after the windstorm with occurred the evening of July 20th. Our clean up crews are working on the …
Posted on Jul 6, 2006:
Lane on Campus Drive Closed
The right hand lane on the inbound side of Campus Drive will be closed at Highland Ave at least through the morning rush hour. A “blow out” has caused severe pavement buckling that will require a …
Posted on Jun 30, 2006:
No Refuse or Recycling Collection on Tuesday July 4th
There will be no refuse or recycling collection in the City of Madison on Tuesday July 4th due to the Independence Day holiday. Residents who have there refuse and recycling collected on Tuesday …
Posted on Jun 2, 2006:
Yard Waste Site Hours Extended
Effective June 6th the Streets Division will be extending the hours of operation for the yard waste drop off sites. The drop off sites will now be open Tuesday and Thursday evenings until 8:00 …
Posted on Feb 23, 2006:
New Appliance Fees Begin Monday March 6th
The City of Madison is expanding the list of items subject to collection fees. Starting Monday March 6th Madison residents will have to pay a $15 fee to dispose of old televisions, computer …
Posted on Feb 16, 2006:
MADISON SUSPENDS REFUSE AND RECYCLING COLLECTION
The City of Madison has suspended refuse and recycling collection for the remainder of Thursday February 16th. Collection was halted due to the heavy volume of snow that was falling in the city. …
Posted on Feb 16, 2006:
Madison Declares a Snow Emergency
The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison including the downtown/isthmus snow …
Posted on Jan 30, 2006:
It's Phone Book Recycling Time
Madison residents have begun to get their new telephone directories. Once the new books arrive the first thing many folks ask is “How to I recycle my old phone book?” “Phone book recycling is very …
Posted on Jan 10, 2006:
No Refuse or Recyclign Collection on Monday January 16th
There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Monday January 16th because of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Residents who normally have their refuse and recycling collected on Monday will …
Posted on Dec 14, 2005:
Madison Declares a Snow Emergency
Madison Declares A Snow Emergency The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison …
Posted on Nov 14, 2005:
Alternate Side Parking Begins
The City of Madison’s alternate side parking restrictions will begin at 1 a.m. on Tuesday November 15th. That means that City of Madison residents must park their cars on the odd house numbered …