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Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 3:39 pm

Madison will hold its 2019 citywide cleanup May 6-9, and residents can have certain types of unwanted items and junk removed without charge for disposal by municipal workers.

The city workers will only remove residential waste during the citywide cleanup; they will not remove items placed curbside by businesses, nonprofit organizations or churches.

Madison residents are encouraged to set out curbside their unwanted items for removal before their scheduled day, but not more than 48 hours before their pick-up day.

For the clean-up program, Madison is divided into four sections by Egan Ave. and N. 2nd & N. 3rd streets. The workers will follow a daily schedule:

-- Northwest neighborhoods on Monday.

-- Northeast neighborhoods on Tuesday.

-- Southeast neighborhoods on Wednesday.

-- Southwest neighborhoods on Thursday.

Any unwanted items placed curbside on schedule -- but not picked up in a particular section on their assigned day -- will be removed by work crews the next day.

Once a section is completed, the workers will not return.

Items that city work crews will not remove include:

-- Appliances, hot water heaters, and electronic devices such as TVs and computers.

-- Metal items such as grills, swing sets and exercise equipment.

-- Household garbage, paints, stains and varnish.

-- Concrete and batteries.

-- Trees, branches and leaves.

-- Any hazardous materials, solvents and waste oils.

The crews will not pick up any recyclable material such as No. 1 and No. 2 plastics, aluminum, steel, tin, newspaper, junk mail, magazines, catalogs, and office paper. They will also not remove any cardboard or chipboard (the paper material used for cereal and cracker boxes).

To help control the city's mosquito population, the workers will pick up passenger car and pickup tires, but they will not pick up semi tires. The crews will only remove up to eight tires per household and all tires need to have their rims removed.

To obtain more information, individuals can call city street department personnel at 256-7515.

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