Neighborhood News and Updates: May 14, 2021

Libraries to Open May 24th  Expanded services will include in-person library browsing, self-pickup holds and checkout, and access to basic desk services in person:  https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/

$50k Award to Greater Madison Music City Team – The Greater Madison Music City (GMMC) Team has received $50,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts for efforts to create an equitable music economy in the region. There is still time for individuals from our music ecosystem to be part of the GMMC project that aims to create and implement a plan to increase music-related jobs, promote tourism, and improve community relations for people of color.

New Large Item Collection System Coming In June – In June 2021, there will be a new large item collection system. Rather than placing large items out to the curb every other week, residents will have to place a work order with the Streets Division. For more information visit: https://www.cityofmadison.com/streets/refuse/WorkOrderFAQ.cfm

Citywide News Updates –  Reminder to visit https://www.cityofmadison.com/news to view citywide news updates and to sign up to receive them by email.

City: Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale Returning

ANNUAL MADISON COMPOST BIN AND RAIN BARREL SALE RETURNS ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 10TH

After a one-year hiatus, the annual Madison compost and rain barrel sale is back at a new location. This year’s sale will be held at the Garver Feed Mill on Saturday, October 10th.  The new location provides easy, contactless pick-up and experts will be on hand to answer questions.

When it comes to easy, cost-effective ways to lessen your impact on the planet, rain barrels and compost bins provide an eco one-two for your home!  Harvesting rainwater for your plants saves money and reduces stormwater run-off into local waterways.

It is estimated that our urban communities contribute about 30% of the total phosphorus that enter in lakes Mendota, Monona, Waubesa, Kegonsa, and Wingra from runoff. And rather than sending more stuff to the landfill, compost bins will help you create nutrient rich soil by turning yard waste and food scraps into organic fuel for the garden.

Compost bins and 50 and 100 gallon rain barrels with diverters are available at discounted prices. Pre-orders before Oct 2nd receive an additional $10 off. Supplies are limited and due to COVID restrictions, pre-ordering is strongly recommended. For more information visit http://www.cityofmadison.com/streets/compost/CompostBinSale.cfm

USEFUL LINKS TO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Pre-ordering information https://www.cityofmadison.com/streets/compost/CompostBinSale.cfm

Link to Facebook event announcement – https://www.facebook.com/events/612321003004442/