Help Madison name its two new electric trash, recycling compactors

Madison Electric Trash Compactor
Courtesy: City of Madison.

MADISON, Wis. — The City of Madison is asking residents to help name the Streets Division’s new electric compactors.

The fully electric compactors — one for trash and one for recycling — are located at the city’s east side drop-off site on Sycamore Avenue. They replace two diesel-powered pieces of equipment and will save eight gallons of diesel fuel per hour of operation, the city said.

City residents can submit name suggestions by email to They need to be received by June 7.

Name suggestions can, but are not required to, be in the form of pairs.

“Your puns, no matter how strained, are welcome,” the city quipped in a news release.

After the submission period closes, city staff will pick the finalists and put them to the public for a vote.