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_Recyclopedia, The

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. recycling environment
MPowering Madison
c/o Sustain Dane, 211 S. Paterson St., Ste. 200, 53703
Campaign to reduce citywide emissions of carbon dioxide; works with businesses and families. environment
Recycling Away From Home
Organizes volunteers to manage recycling efforts at local festivals and other events; works with vendors toward the goal of composting and zero waste. Joint project of the Sierra Club, Marquette Neighborhood Association, Wil-Mar Center and other community groups and activists. environment
Clean Lakes Alliance
150 E. Gilman St., Ste. 2600, 53703
Devoted to improving the water quality of the lakes, streams, and wetlands of the Yahara River watershed. environment
Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin
PO Box 2317, 53701
Connects generations to the wonders of our state's lands, waters, and wildlife through conservation, education, engagement and giving. environment
Growing Power Madison
c/o Resilience Research Center, 501 E. Badger Rd., 53713
Local project office of the Milwaukee-based sustainable agriculture organization based at the Resilience Research Center. Hosts free community dinners on the last Thursdays and volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Also provides low-cost, fresh-food market baskets each week. sustainability food environment green
Prairie Enthusiasts

Volunteers protecting and restoring prairies and oak savannas in the upper Midwest. Local chapter restoring more than 1,000 acres at 39 sites. Field trips April-Sept. on a range of topics: grassland birds, butterflies, prairie restoration. Free and open to the public; see website for calendar. nature environment green
Circle Cemetery

20-acre Nature Preserve Green cemetery, a place for natural burial of cremains and of bodies. Public education and networking for greening the end of life. environment green
Circle Sanctuary
PO Box 9, Barneveld, 53507
200-acre nature sanctuary near Blue Mounds for those interested in nature spirituality, ecofeminism, folkways, ecopsychology. Open to visitors at events including the annual Earth Day Festival and multicultural celebrations of the cycles of moon, sun and seasons. Work includes songbird preservation and research, prairie restoration, wetland conservation, woodlands preservation, and maintaining the green Circle Cemetery. nature environment green spirituality

Car-sharing service centered at the UW-Madison but membership not restricted to the UW-affiliated. Four campus pickup locations. transportation environment green
Madison Area Master Gardeners Association
PO Box 259318, 53725
Promotes responsible gardening through education, volunteer service and fellowship. Separate from, but works together with, the Dane County UW-Extension staff. environment gardening
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. environment recycle
Natural Step-Monona, The

Fosters the creation of a more sustainable community and world through effective education, community action, and collaboration. Green Tuesdays and Thursdays events, study groups, public forums, community-wide projects and more. monona environment
Farley Center for Peace, Justice and Sustainability
2299 Spring Rose Rd., Verona, 53593
Dedicated to socially and politically progressive change, community partnership and environmental sustainability. Farm incubator, green cemetery. peace sustainability environment
MGE Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

27 area sites including: MGE, 623 Railroad St.; Willy Street Co-op East, 1221 Williamson St., and West, 6825 University Av., Middleton; Greenway Station, 1611 Aspen Commons, Middleton; Hy-Vee Grocery, 3801 East Washington Ave.; Pinnacle Fitness, 5973 Executive Dr., Fitchburg; Princeton Club East, 1726 Eagan Rd.; 7428 Terrace Ave., Middleton; Aldo Leopold Nature Center, 300 Femrite Dr., Monona. transportation environment green electric_car
Rideshare, Etc.

Matching service that allows commuters to find carpools, vanpools, bike buddies and other options. Sponsored by Madison Area Transportation Planning Board and WisDOT. transportation environment green
State Van Pool Rideshare Program

Alternate transportation for state and non-state employees commuting to Madison from outlying communities. Participants can join a group that is already established, or, if there are enough interested people, form a new vanpool. environment rideshare green
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. recycling environment
Friends of Cherokee Marsh
PO Box 3390, 53704
Works to protect, preserve and restore the beauty, value and health of Cherokee Marsh and the upper Yahara River watershed. Guided tours, field work, and other activities. park environment conservation
Midwest Environmental Justice Organization (MEJO)

Facilitates communities' ability to address pollution and environmental health issues that have a disproportionate impact on the poor and people of color. health environment
Madison Curbside Trash Pickup and Recycling

East: 608-246-4532; West: 608-266-4681
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 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 recycling environment
Madison Curbside Trash Pickup and Recycling

Trash: Only materials inside the tan bins will be collected. Bag your trash inside the bins. Automated recycling (green bins) is biweekly. For full regulations on curbside recycling, see the city's "Recyclopedia" as a PDF at or download the new MyWaste app at To dispose of large appliances you must first buy a sticker from the city. recycling environment
Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy
PO Box 628242, Middleton, 53562

Work parties, restoration, birdwatching, hikes. environment marsh
1914 Monroe St., #101, 53711
Creates Environmental Action Teams in neighborhoods, community groups and workplaces to encourage healthy and sustainable living. sustainability environment
Community Car
25 N. Pinckney, Ste. 320, 53703
Car-sharing organization that provides hybrid cars, a pick-up truck, gas-efficient vehicles and more. 13 cars at 12 pickup locations throughout the central city, near east and near west sides. transportation environment green
Community GroundWorks
3601 Memorial Dr., Ste. 4, 53704
Nonprofit centered on nature and local food. Develops, manages and stewards Troy Gardens, 26 acres of community gardens, a community-supported farm, youth gardens, handicapped accessible gardens, woodland and prairie restoration, nature trails and edible landscaping. Also sponsors the Capitol veggie garden. food garden environment conservation restoration
Friends of Lake Wingra
c/o Edgewood College, 1000 Edgewood College Dr., 53711
Promotes a healthy Lake Wingra. Events include pontoon boat tours, vegetation restoration, cleanup. environment lakes
Friends of Starkweather Creek
PO Box 8442, 53708
Works for a healthy urban stream and to benefit the community through stewardship, education and advocacy. Volunteers welcome for projects including invasives removal, field guide and monitoring. environment
Capitol Water Trails
3806 Atwood Ave., 53714
Trains volunteers and educates citizens in water stewardship, clears waterways for recreational navigation and drainage, improves waterways for fisheries and native habitat. Adopt-a-water-trail program volunteer environment waterways
Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters
133 S. Butler St., #320, 53703
Nonpartisan organization dedicated to electing conservation leaders to the state legislature and encouraging lawmakers to champion conservation policies that protect Wisconsin's public health and natural resources. advocacy environment
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