Madison reverses course on Mattress recycling

Effective immediately, the city Of Madison has suspended it's mattress/bed recycling program and the $10 fee associated with it. Citing the closure of the out of state recycling facility as the reason for the programs suspension, the city will revert back to the curb side collection without fee stickers for mattresses. Check your collection schedule for large item pick up day.

frigid temps are here; how to avoid water problems

The best prevention is too keep your apartment temperature around 55 degrees. Even if you are away, don't lower the thermostat below 55. Open cabinet doors under sinks to allow air flow. If you have a history of freezing pipes, allowing a slow drip during the coldest days will keep the water moving and help prevent freezing.   If you do have a frozen pipe, thaw slowly by having a space heater near the pipe.  Thawing too quickly with a torch or een hair dryer can lead to expansion the the pipe bursting.

http://beta.cityofmadison.com/news/make-sure-your-pipes-are-prepared-for-frigid-temps

Madison considers a $10 fee to dispose/recycle mattresses

The City of Madison is considering implementing a program that will recycle the 10,000+ mattress that are disposed of each year. To help offset the cost of this program, the city would like to collect $10 per mattress, much like the current program for discarded appliances. They are hoping to have the program in place before the August apartment turnover day. More HERE