City of Madison, WI

04/10/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/10/2024 07:36

2024 Spring Yard Waste Collection Begins Soon

The springtime collection round of yard waste by the Streets Division begins next week.

The first set-out date for some neighborhoods is Sunday, April 14, 2024. The first yard waste set out date for your home may be different.

You can get the dates when you should set out yard waste for collection from the Streets Division's yard waste website.

All neighborhoods will receive two curbside pickup opportunities of yard waste this spring.

When should you set out yard waste and when will the Streets Division collect it?

The exact dates when you should set out your yard waste for the Streets Division to collect can be found on the Streets Division's yard waste website:

Once on the page, you have two choices to learn when to set out yard waste set out for pickup.

Either enter your address into the form on the website, or you can use the look-up map tool that is linked on the page.

Next, set your yard waste out for pickup on the dates shown for your home.

Crews will be by your home to collect the yard waste during the work week following the set-out date.

What is "yard waste"?

Think of it as the weeds, leaves, grass clippings and other things that you rake or pull from your lawns or gardens.

Yard waste crews will not collect brush piles.

Yard waste that Streets Division crew collect are hauled to a composter to be processed.

How do you set out yard waste for collection?

Place the leaves and yard waste at the street edge or on the terrace.

Do not place yard waste into the street.

Keep the material at least four feet from obstructions where possible. Obstructions like street signs, utility poles, mailboxes, trees, and parked cars slow collect.

If you choose to bag your yard waste, please choose compostable paper leaf and lawn bags, and keep them open so crews can see what is inside.

If you choose to use other bags, that is acceptable. You will also need to keep them open, but keep in mind that crews may need to rip or slice open these bags to get the yard waste out, and they will need to leave the split bags behind at the curb.

Do not mix yard waste piles and brush piles together. Crews will not collect mixed up piles.

Drop-off Sites

The Streets Division drop-off sites will also accept yard waste.

Check the drop-off site website to learn their hours and locations before loading your vehicle.

The drop-off site page is

More Information

More information regarding yard waste rules can be found at

Additional information about Streets Division services can also be found at