MADISON (WKOW) -- Thousands who live in downtown Madison are getting ready for the big move out day next week.
Most downtown area apartment leases are up on Tuesday morning, but new ones don't start until noon on Wednesday.
In an effort to cut down on the waste this year, the UW-Madison We Conserve program and Office of Sustainability are partnering with Goodwill and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul to collect and donate reusable items. There are several site downtown where renters can drop off stuff they don't want.
All sites will be open:
The Goodwill and St. Vincent de Paul donation centers will accept most clean and usable items, except mattresses, box springs, and large appliances. The e-waste recycling site will accept electronics, working or not, including computers, monitors, TVs, phones, small appliances, and game systems.
There will be lots of trash and countless other items left at the curbs, but it is illegal to take appliances, bikes, bed frames and other scrap metal items placed at the curb for City of Madison collection. People who take the metal can be fined up to $414.
In order to make the removal of trash easier for collection crews residents are asked to follow these simple guidelines:
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