FAQs

Should I bag my recyclables? 
No, recyclables should be kept loose in curbside bins and at the transfer station containers. Paper/cardboard must be kept in a separate recycling bin from plastic/metal/glass containers. 

Where can I get a new recycling bin? 
Residents of Madison County can pick up new recycling bins at their local transfer station or at the Landfill Main Office. Recycling bins are FREE, while supplies last.

Will the rain affect my recycling? 
It is okay if your recyclables get wet from the rain. To help keep recyclables dry and to keep recyclables from blowing out of the container, we recommend placing your heavier plastic/metal/glass recycling bin on top of your paper/cardboard recycling bin to weigh everything down and to help keep the paper dry.

Do I need to tarp my waste materials when I drop it off at the Transfer Station or Landfill?
Yes! All waste materials including recyclables, trash, and construction/demolition debris should be tarped and tied down in a truck bed. Unsecure items, even if they are bagged, can fall out of the truck bed and create unsafe roads along with litter. Make sure to secure your garbage to help keep Madison County roads safe and clean.

Why do I need a punch card and where can I get one?
Residents that drop off garbage and other bulky items at our transfer stations need to buy a punch card before visiting. Punch cards are sold at the landfill scale house, village and town clerk offices, and other local businesses across the county. Punch cards are not sold at transfer stations. To view a list of punch card vendors near you, click here