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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 not collected as scheduled today should have their carts to the curb again tomorrow, Thursday, January 26.  Additional crews will be assigned to refuse and recycling collection on Thursday to get caught up.  This will not impact other collection districts.
The Wednesday collection district on the west side received more snow than other areas of Madison, plus this is a hilly section of the city, making it very difficult for collection trucks.  We were not able to keep crews on overtime for refuse and recycling collection since the personnel was needed for snow and ice operations throughout the city.
Since there will be a citywide plowing tonight, residents are reminded that they should not have their refuse or recycling carts in the curb line until after crews have plowed the street.  Plows needing to steer around collection carts leave swaths of road unplowed, which increases the amount of time needed to fully plow a street.    
For additional information regarding snow and ice operations, please visit the City of Madison Winter website at, and for additional information regarding refuse and recycling, please visit the Streets Division website at