Recycling Update, Drop-Off Sites, Rain Barrels, Compost Bins and New Recyclopedia

From the City of Madison:

Announcement: 2017 Recyclopedias Available

Sound the trumpets! Go get grandma and the kids! It’s here! It’s here! The 2017 Recyclopedias are here!

Yes, after a bit of a break we finally have a new Recyclopedia available. The new Recyclopedia is available as a PDF file on the main page of the Streets Division website. The handy feature of this digital version of the Recyclopedia is that it is much easier to search and click through to the different chapters. 

We strongly encourage folks to use the digital version of the Recyclopedia. However, if you prefer printed copies, we have those as well. They should soon be available at your local library branch. You can even contact the Streets Division office that services your neighborhood and pick one up there, or request one be mailed to you.

The east side Streets Division is located at 4602 Sycamore Ave. and can be reached at 608-246-4532. This office serves all residents east of S. Park Street, including the isthmus.

The west side Streets Division is located at 1501 W. Badger Rd, and can be reached at 608-266-4681. This office serves all residents west of S. Park Street.

Drop-off Site Hours

We all appreciate the warm weather, songbirds, and baseball that comes with springs – but I know what we all really like…expanded drop-off site hours!

Starting on Saturday, March 25, all three of the Streets Division’s drop off sites begin expanded summer hours and will be open seven days a week (except holidays).  The sites will be open 8:30am to 4:30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.  And the sites will be open 8:30am to 8:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Expanded hours will end for the year on Sunday, December 4, 2017.
The sites are located at 1501 W. Badger Rd., 4602 Sycamore Ave, and 402 South Point Rd.

The Badger Rd. and Sycamore Ave. locations accept many different kinds of material for recycling and disposal. Yard waste, brush, Styrofoam, household batteries, televisions and other electronics, and even more can be can be dropped off. Please visit the drop off site web page  for a list of all the items that can be dropped off at the sites.  

The drop off site at 402 South Point Rd. still only accepts yard waste.

Rain Barrel & Compost Bin Sale

And finally, we can’t forget to share the news about the upcoming rain barrel and compost bin sale on Saturday, May 13 at the Alliant Energy Center. Pre-ordering bins prior to May 1 can save you a few extra bucks – you just have to enter the coupon code MAD17. This sale does not directly involve the city of Madison, but we certainly encourage all those who can to compost their leaves and vegetable peelings at home and to collect the rain water to use on their gardens.

Questions about the sale should be directed to Rain Reserve.