Madison Garbage Schedule 2023 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Maps)

We’re here to help you find the Madison garbage pickup schedule for 2023 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Madison is in Wisconsin with Appleton and Green Bay to the northeast, Milwaukee and Waukesha to the east, Chicago to the southeast, Janesville and Beloit to the south, Eau Claire to the northwest.

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 2023

For normal trash collections schedules, visit:

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

The Streets Division does not provide curbside collections or operate the drop-off sites on City holidays.

Those holidays are:

  • New Year’s Day
    • For 2023, 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)
    • For 2023, the drop-off sites will be closed on Sunday, June 19 and Monday, June 19
  • Independence Day (July 4th)
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • The Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Residents in the Thursday refuse district will have their material collected the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
  • Residents in the Friday District will have their material collected on the following Monday.
  • Christmas Day
    • For 2023, the holiday will be observed on Monday, December 26. There will be no collections and the drop-off sites will be closed this day.

Madison Trash Collection Map

Madison Trash Pickup Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit:

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

-Computers & Electronics



-Home appliances




Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

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 2023

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar:

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Madison?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit:

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit:

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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