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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 Wednesday November 22nd, the day before Thanksgiving. Residents in the Friday collection district will have their material collected on Monday November 27th, the first working day after holiday.

In the past residents of the Thursday and Friday refuse districts did not receive collection over the two day City holiday.

“Last year was the first time we used this new Thanksgiving collection schedule,” Madison recycling coordinator George Dreckmann said. “This change was very popular with the residents of the Thursday and Friday collection areas who now receive a collection that they did not get under the old system.”

Residents should be sure to consult their collection calendars to determine if their recyclables are scheduled for collection Thanksgiving week.

Yard Waste Sites Close for the Season on Sunday December 3rd

City of Madison Yard waste Drop Off Sites will be closed on Thursday November 23rd and Friday November 24th. The sites will reopen on Saturday November 26th. The sites will be open on Saturday November 25th and Sunday November 26th from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The sites will close for the season at 4:30 p.m. on December 3rd.

Madison residents who have questions about refuse or recycling collection should call the Street Division. The numbers are: East: 246-4532 and West: 266-4681. They can also visit the Streets Division’s web site at


  • George Dreckmann, 267-2626