Jun 28, 2023
August Moving Days: How to Set Out Appliances, Furniture, & Other Large Items for Collection
When placing large items out to the curb, please follow the below placement guidelines: Why are these rules important? When you set the items out within the guidelines, you are helping create a safe
When placing large items out to the curb, please follow the below placement guidelines:
Why are these rules important?When you set the items out within the guidelines, you are helping create a safe environment for our collection crews and you are helping everyone in the downtown moving area by allowing our crews an opportunity to work quickly.
Large item collection is performed by two different trucks.
Some items are collected by a truck-mounted crane. This is why you should avoid placing items underneath overhead obstructions like low-hanging wires and branches. This helps keep our crane operators safe, and saves time so we do not have to try to drag items away from overhead obstructions before we can safely use the crane to pick them up.
We also use two-person crews to lift things from the curb by hand. This is why you should keep your large item piles organized. The less time our crews have to spend trying to gather scattered items, the more efficient we can be in our time, and that will keep our contribution to the move-out congestion downtown at a minimum.
Remember the Work Order SystemA separate release yesterday explained how to use the work order system during the August moving days within downtown move-out area.
Please review that release or check the Streets Division’s Moving Days webpage to be sure you are using the system the right way. The moving days website is www.cityofmadison.com/MovingDays.
If you live outside of the move-out area and have questions regarding the large item system, please review the large item website, www.cityofmadison.com/LargeItem.
Drop-off SitesMadison residents can also dispose of large items Streets Division drop-off site. Excess trash and recycling can also be taken to the drop-off site, along with many other items.
Be sure you know the hours, locations, and restrictions of the sites before loading your car. Check the Streets Division’s drop-off site page for more information: www.cityofmadison.com/DropOffSites.
Additional InformationIf there are questions, all residents are encouraged to contact the Streets Division.
Residents who live east of S. Park Street, and that includes the isthmus, should call 608-246-4532.
Residents west of S. Park Street, and that includes the neighborhoods around Camp Randall, should call 608-266-4681.
Additional information can also be found on the Streets Division’s Moving Days website, the Streets Division’s television and electronics recycling website, and the Recyclopedia.Why are these rules important?Remember the Work Order SystemDrop-off SitesAdditional Information