April 16, 2020 Update - Compost Site to Open with Temporary Safety Rules
Beginning Saturday April 18, 2020, the compost site will be open Monday-Saturday 10AM to 6PM. As always, the site is for City residents only and is for the disposal of residentially generated brush, branches, and other yard waste. Non-City residents may not use the site. Commercial and other non-residential users may use the site for a fee. They must set up an account by calling the Department of Public Works prior to visiting the site. Rates for commercial users can be found on the City’s website here: https://www.burlington-wi.gov/469/Compost-Site.
The site will have new rules to ensure social distancing and protect the health and safety of site users and staff. Vehicles lining up to access the site will form a single file line. Vehicles may only enter the site by making a right turn from northbound Maryland Avenue. No left turns from southbound Maryland Ave will be allowed into the site. This is necessary to ensure that traffic waiting to use the site does not back up into Milwaukee Avenue. Users are encouraged to access the site by entering on Congress St and then turning on Maryland Ave.
Once at the drop off site, only one user will be allowed to drop off material at a time. This ensures that adequate social distancing is maintained at all times. The site attendant will control the flow of traffic to the drop off site. Due to lack of available personal protective equipment the attendant cannot assist users with unloading material. The site will be self-service and users will be responsible for unloading their material without assistance from others. If you cannot unload your material without assistance, then you will have to wait until social distance restrictions are lifted to use the site. This is necessary to protect your health, the health of other users, and the health of site staff. Once, unloading material is complete users will be routed through the closed landfill to exit the site by the Hintz Baseball Complex. Please see the site map.
These rules may lead to longer than usual wait times to access the site. Site users should expect delays. The site will be open additional hours and days of the week to help compensate for the added wait times. If lines to access the site are long, users are encouraged to check back at a later time when waits may be shorter. These expanded hours are temporary and will be subject to change based on consideration of the public health concerns and staff availability.
Curbside brush collection is still suspended.