For questions or to obtain a copy of the Recyclopedia call 267-2626 or see cityofmadison.com/streets/
The Bible for City of Madison Recycling; distributed yearly or downloadable as a PDF anytime. Everything you always wanted to know about getting rid of appliances, electronics, the ever-confounding subject of the pizza box, and yard brush, right on up to deer carcasses and dog poop.
City of Madison My Waste App
For your smartphone or tablet, custom reminders of regular collection days, holiday changes, special collections, and detailed info on recycling, Clean Sweep, brush collection and drop-off sites.
Habitat for Humanity of Dane County ReStore
Building materials and home fixture re-use and surplus center; material donations are accepted, for sale to the general public at reduced prices. Inventory viewable online.
East, 208 Cottage Grove Rd., 53716, east, 5906 Odana Rd., 53719
608-661-2813 east; 608-442-9919 west
Madison & Dane County Clean Sweep
Year-round facility near Yahara Hills golf course at the Dane County Landfill. Bring hazardous household materials such as oil-based paints, paint-related products, pesticides, poisons, organic solvents, ignitables, aerosols, and rechargeable batteries. $10 fee per trip; televisions and computer monitors are another $10. Open Tues.-Fri. 7 am-2:45 pm, Sat. 8-10:45 am. See complete rules and accepted items at website.
7102 Hwy. 12, 53718
Madison Curbside Trash Pickup and Recycling
Trash: Only materials inside the tan bins will be collected. Bag your trash inside the bins. Automated curbside recycling is biweekly. Generally, it's okay to include metal, paper, plastic #1- #7, and clean plastic bags (placed inside one bag). For full instructions on curbside recycling, see the city's "Recyclopedia" as a PDF at cityofmadison.com/streets/documents/recyclopedia.pdf or download the new MyWaste app. There is a city fee for disposal of large appliances and tires. Purchase a sticker through the city Streets Division offices, any Madison public library, or at madisonpay.com.
608-246-4532 (east); 608-266-4681 (west)
Madison Stuff Exchange
Website where you can list the stuff you want to get rid of, or look for stuff you need. Artificial Christmas tree? Bridesmaid dress? Garment steamer? All listed here as of July 2014. Give away or sell. Through the city of Madison.
Recycling locations in Dane County, other items
Master list of local sites that accept and recycle items including concrete, glass, solvents, carpet, shingles and more.