Try 1 month for 99¢
Madison recycling

The recycling drop-off site on Sycamore Avenue will reopen on Oct. 17.

A paving project that shut down one of Madison's city-owned recycling sites is finished, paving the way for the reopening of the Sycamore Avenue site in October.

The Madison Streets Division said the permanent site at 4602 Sycamore Ave. will reopen on Oct. 17 at 8:30 a.m.

The temporary drop-off site at 4141 Nakoosa Trail will close at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 16.

The drop-off sites have extended "summer" hours through Dec. 3, meaning they are open at 8:30 a.m. every day and close at 4:30 p.m., except on Tuesday and Thursday when the sites are open until 8 p.m.

The other sites are at 1501 W. Badger Road and 402 South Point Road (yard waste only).

All materials that had been accepted at Sycamore before the temporary closure will be accepted again, including electronics, household batteries, Styrofoam, clothing and other items.

Some items, such as large appliances and TVs, need stickers applied to the items for disposal at the Sycamore and Badger Road sites.

Stickers are on sale at the offices at Sycamore and Badger Road, and also can be purchased at Madison libraries, the city treasurer's office or online at


Bill Novak is a general assignment reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal.