The City of Madison contracts with Waste Management to haul away trash and recycling. Trash is picked up twice a week and recycling once a week. Contact Madison Public Works or Waste Management at 601-922-9647 with questions.

Scheduled Garbage Service

Monday/Thursday
West of I-55 to city limits, Ashton Park Subdivision and Fontanelle

Tuesday/Friday
East of I-55 to city limits

Scheduled Recycle Service

Monday
Area west of I-55 and north/east of Hwy. 463

Tuesday
Area east of I-55 to Hwy. 51 (includes Hwy. 51); St. Augustine and area south to city limits

Thursday
Area west of I-55 and south/west of Hwy. 463 (includes Hwy. 463)

Friday
Area east of Hwy. 51 and north of St. Augustine Drive to city limits

Recycling bins are available at the Denson Robinson Public Services Complex, 1239 Highway 51.

Garbage collection

  • All garbage needs to be in bags or containers – no more than 75 pounds each – and by the curb by 7 a.m. on collection days.
  • No collections on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas. Collections will be made on the following next regularly scheduled day.
  • Waste Management does not collect hazardous waste. Empty dried-out paint cans, without lids, can be placed beside garbage cans. Contact the Jackson Environmental Service Center (601) 960-000 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., for information on the disposal of household hazardous waste.
  • Waste Management will pick up large appliances (stoves, dishwashers, washers, dryers), furniture and mattresses at no charge. Call the customer service department at (601) 922-9647 to schedule pick up of these items. Items, like refrigerators, air conditioners and freezers, must have a certificate stating Freon has been removed by a certified repairman before Waste Management will pick up these items.
  • No construction debris, carpeting and/or building materials will be picked up.

Garbage & Recycling Pick Up Days

Yard waste

  • Leaves, trimmings and pine straw need to be tied up in bags, weighing no more than 75 pounds each.
  • Tree branches must be no longer then six feet long or bigger than 10 inches in diameter. This yard waste needs to be placed on the curb by the trash.
  • A professional landscaper or tree service needs to haul all debris.
  • City of Madison provides a chipper truck to assist homeowners in preparing yard waste. It can take up to six weeks for the city truck to complete a full run through the city.

Recycling

  • Waste management picks up cardboard, magazines, office paper, brown paper bags, newspapers, flyers, paperboard, cardboard, dairy and juice containers, junk mail, phonebooks, plastic bottles & containers, aluminum cans, aluminum foil, pie tins and tin or steel cans. Glass is not picked up.
  • Crush all plastic containers, aluminum, and metal cans.
  • Flatten cardboard.
  • Remove all food wastes.

Waste Management of Recycle Items

Garbage, Recycling & Yard Waste FAQs

  • How do I prepare my garbage and what time does it need to be put out?

    All garbage must be placed in containers or bags. Weight of a container and its contents shall not exceed seventy five (75) pounds. You must have your garbage and recycle out at the curb by 7:00 a.m. sharp. This is very important, because of possible changes with Waste Management’s schedules, which could result in them being at your house much earlier than the previous collection day. Yard waste must be located next to the trash can.

  • How do I prepare my yard waste?

    Under the Garbage Collection & Recycling Program, the city’s waste management contractor is responsible for removing all yard waste that meets specific criteria concerning weight, length and packaging. Yard waste such as leaves, trimmings and pine straw must be placed in bags and tied. These bags cannot weigh more than seventy five (75) lbs. Tree trimmings and branches must be cut to lengths of no longer than six (6) feet and be no greater than ten (10) inches in diameter and be less than seventy five (75) lbs. in weight. Yard waste and tree trimmings must be placed directly on the curb, where you place your trash can. When a homeowner hires a professional landscaper or tree service, it is the responsibility of the homeowner to have the company employed haul off all debris to a certified landfill. If a homeowner performs yard work and is unable to properly prepare their yard waste for pick up by the waste management contractor, the City of Madison provides one chipper truck and one knuckle boom truck to assist. For limb pick up only, the city is divided into two (2) Areas (East & West) with I-55 dividing the city. The chipper truck and knuckle boom truck will spend one (1) week in each area, alternating from the east to the west. To assist in picking up your debris, please contact Madison Public Works at (601) 856-8958 where a reference list will be compiled.

  • On which holidays will there be “no” garbage, recycle or yard waste collections?

    New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, these holidays will not be rescheduled. If one of your collection days falls on one of these holidays, your garbage and/or recycle will be collected on your next scheduled collection day.

  • Does Waste Management collect hazardous waste such as motor oil, gasoline, paint and paint cans?

    No, Waste Management does not collect any hazardous waste; however, if the empty paint cans are dry they may be placed next to your garbage can with the lids off of them. You may contact the Jackson Environmental Service Center at 601-960-0000 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for more information on proper disposal of household hazardous waste.

  • How do I dispose of large appliances such as a stove, dishwasher, washer, dryer or large furniture such as a couch, mattress and box spring?

    These items will be picked up by Waste Management at no additional charge. Please call Waste Management’s customer service at 601-922-9647 to schedule your pick up of these items.

  • How do I dispose of refrigerators, air conditioning units, freezers and other appliances with refrigerant systems?

    You must have the chlorofluorocardons (this is commonly referred to as Freon) removed from the refrigerant system by a certified repairman. The unit must be tagged with a certification of removal. Once the Freon is removed Waste Management will pick up these items at no additional cost. Please call Waste Management’s customer service center at 601-922-9647 to schedule your pick up of these items.

  • Which recycle items does Waste Management pick up?

    Cardboard, magazines, office paper, brown paper bags, newspapers including flyers (sales ads), paperboard, cardboard, dairy & juice containers, junk mail, phonebooks, plastic bottles & containers, aluminum cans, aluminum foil, pie tins, and tin or steel cans. At this time glass and glass products are not picked up to be recycled.

  • Are there any specific instructions regarding recyclable items?

    Please crush all plastic containers, aluminum and metal cans and flatten cardboard. Remove all food waste or foam containers.

  • How do I dispose of construction debris, fencing or roofing materials?

    Neither the City of Madison nor Waste Management will pick up any construction debris, carpeting and/or building materials. You must make your own arrangements to have these items removed.

  • Where can I pick up a recycle bin?

    At the Public Service Complex located at 1239 Highway 51, in the Public Works Department.

 

Madison County Road Department provides a drop off location for refrigerators, air conditioners and/or freezers. Freon must be removed by a certified repairman and tagged before a refrigerator, air conditioner and/or freezer can be dropped off. You may also drop off tires (limit of 4 tires per household) at no fee. This service is only for those residents who live inside Madison County, you may contact them directly at 601-855-5670.

If you have any further question please call Madison Public Works or Waste Management at 601-922-9647.

CONTACT

Madison Public Works
601-856-8958
1239 Highway 51
Madison, MS 39110
Fax: 601-856-8996
publicworks@madisonthecity.com
Dexter Shelby
Director
dshelby@madisonthecity.com