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Madison Garbage Schedule 2024 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Maps)

We’re here to help you find the Madison garbage pickup schedule for 2024 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Madison is in Wisconsin with Sun Prairie to the northeast, Milwaukee and Waukesha to the east, Janesville to the southeast, Fitchburg to the south, and Dubuque to the southwest.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Madison Trash Collection Calendar 2024

For normal trash collection schedules, visit the city’s Curbside Collection Schedule.

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

  • New Year’s Day
    • For 2024, the holiday will be observed on Monday, January 2.  There will be no collections and the drop-off sites will be closed on this day.
  • Martin Luther King Jr.. Holiday
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth (June 19)
  • Independence Day (July 4th)
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • The Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Eve

Your collection calendar will account for the holidays.

The Streets Division provides trash and recycling collection for the districts impacted by the holiday on the next working day. For example, if a holiday falls on a Monday, then everyone with a Monday trash & recycling collection will have their collection postponed until Tuesday.

Madison Trash Collection Map

Madison Trash Pickup Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

To schedule your bulk item pickup, click here.

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Box Spring
  • Mattress
  • Wood furniture
  • Glass Table Top / Mirror
  • Metal Bed Frame / Hide-a-bed frame
  • Piano
  • Rollaway bed
  • Sofa/Couch/Chair
  • Home Appliances

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Concrete
  • Concrete blocks
  • Bricks
  • Rocks, etc.
  • Shingles
  • Chemical containers or drums.
  • Pressurized gas containers.
  • 55 and 30 gallon barrels or drums.
  • Items longer than 8 feet.

Televisions, computers, laptops, and monitors will not be picked up. You must take them to a drop-off site.

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Madison and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2024

Here’s the link to the recycling collection schedule.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Madison?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area, click this link.

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit the city’s Curbside Collection Schedule.

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 6 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Madison Public Works Department?

  • East: (608) 246-4532
  • West: (608) 266-4681
  • Forestry: (608) 266-4816

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Hope you were able to find everything you need for the Madison trash pickup schedule. We strive to provide the most up to date information so please let us know if you need anything else.

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