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Spring cleaning in Madison

Ring in cleaning season with Madison’s Streets and Recycling department

furniture on a curb

Don’t be that guy. The City uses this photo as an example of what not to do.

Photo via City of Madison

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If March “Madness” applies more to the disarrayed state of your spare bedroom than the sports on TV, this one is for you. We’re brushing up on Madison’s disposal resources which may help you on your spring cleaning journey.

Drop-off sites


  • West | 402 South Point Rd. | Year-round
  • East | 4602 Sycamore Ave. | Year-round
  • Central | 121 E. Olin Ave. | Opens Monday, April 3

Winter hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday | 7:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Extended hours (begins Monday, April 3)

  • Monday/Friday | 7:30 a.m.–2:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday/Thursday | 7:30 a.m.–7 p.m.
  • Saturday | 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

These items must be brought to a drop-off site to be recycled:

  • Computers
  • Laptops
  • Monitors
  • Printers
  • Televisions
  • VCRs

Some items will require a recycling fee, check costs here.

Work orders

If you can’t bring your large items to a drop-off site, you must fill out a large item work order, which will not require any recycling fees.

Check out the City’s Recyclopedia for more information.