Madison residents can recycle holiday cooking oil and lights

Posted Monday, December 2, 2013 --- 3:39 p.m.

Madison residents can recycle their oil from their Thanksgiving feast, any non working lights, and extension cords.

Madison residents who wish to recycle their cooking oil must bring it to one of two Streets Division drop off sites. The sites are located at 1501 W. Badger Rd. on the west side and 4602 Sycamore Av. on the east side, according to a release. Special cooking oil collection tanks are available at both of these locations.

“We know that there are many people who have lots of oil left over after frying their Thanksgiving turkey,” Madison recycling coordinator George Dreckmann said. “We are very excited to be able to offer them a chance to turn that old cooking oil into fuel for cars and trucks in our area.”

Madison will accept any light strings as well as old extension cords as part of the program. Residents who have older lights with large bulbs are asked to remove those bulbs. There is no need to remove bulbs from strings of mini lights.

“We will recycle all of the old lights through our electronics recycler Universal Recycling Technologies of Janesville,” Dreckmann said. “We will have a specially marked electronic collection container at the sites for the lights.”

The sites at Badger Rd. and Sycamore Av. will be open the week of December 2nd from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday evening until 8 p.m.

They are also open this weekend from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Beginning Monday the sites will be open winter hours Monday though Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

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