Barge crews to collect debris from shoreline residences

Barge crews to collect debris from shoreline residences

Crews will be picking up trash and aquatic debris from piers on the Yahara Chain of Lakes start Monday, according to a release.

Officials said the focus of the cleanup schedule is to collect debris and trash that has washed ashore and to remove hazards in the water, such as floating logs and branches.

“Dane County is pleased to help shoreline residents get ready for summer recreation and enjoyment of our wonderful lakes,” said Sue Jones, with the Dane County Officer of Lakes and Watersheds.

Shoreline residents should have all items ready for pickup and at the end of their piers by 7 a.m. on their scheduled pickup day, officials said. Barge crews will make one pass around each lake, but it may take a few days for crews to get to each pier.

Barges need a minimum of 2 feet of water in order to access a pier, so pickup may not be an option for all homeowners, according to the release. Yard waste or brush and household waste will not be collected. Only lake debris, like trash, dead fish, lake weeds and algae will be picked up.

Schedule

Monday:
Lake Mendota
Lake Kegonsa

Wednesday:
Lake Monona
Lake Waubesa