Refuse & Recycling

COVID-19 UPDATES


CURBSIDE BULK ITEM COLLECTION SUSPENDED

Effective April 6, 2020 - June 15, 2020*

*Please note: end date is subject to change without notice.

The City of Verona and Waste Management will be temporarily suspending curbside bulk item collection to protect WM drivers from potential exposure to the virus on the surface of bulk items.

During this time, if an item can fit in your cart, please put it in your cart to ensure pickup. Waste Management and the Public Works Department will not perform any special curbside pickups.

To offset the suspension of curbside bulk collection, Waste Management will supply a dumpster at the Public Works Drop Off Site (410 Investment Ct.) for City residents’ use. The dumpster will be available during regular Site hours: Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 3:30pm. It will be labeled "Bulk Refuse Only".  Only those items otherwise accepted as bulk waste curbside are allowed in the dumpster. No electronic waste or hazardous waste will be allowed.

All bulk items must be placed in the dumpster by the owner. 

Any bulk item not directly put inside the dumpster for disposal exposes others to unnecessary risks and will result in the removal of the dumpster service, and there will be no bulk collection service provided until all restrictions have been lifted.

When using the Drop Off Site, please use safe social distancing practices and give others space while they unload.

The Public Works Department and Waste Management appreciate everyone’s patience and cooperation during this time. Please call 608-845-6695 with any questions.


DROP OFF SITE DURING COVID-19

  • The Public Works Drop Off Site is still open for non-fee items such as yard waste and brush, metals, and cardboard.
  • Please note that spring leaves and yard waste are not picked up curbside and must be brought to the Drop Off Site.
  • Site hours are Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm. Starting April 4th, the site will have Saturday hours from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. 
  • E-waste, used oil, and tires will not be accepted until the office reopens to the public.
Summary
The Public Works Department oversees the collection of Refuse and Recycling for one, two, three and four unit residential properties in the City. Refuse and recycling collection is under contract with Waste Management, Inc. of Madison. No retail, commercial or industrial properties are included in the City’s contract with Waste Management.  

Waste Management provides weekly refuse collection and biweekly automated recycling collection. Waste Management sponsors a free E-Waste disposal day at the Public Works Drop Off Site to City of Verona residents. The exact date of the free E-Waste drop off will be printed on the third quarter utility bills annually. It usually takes place on a Saturday in October.  In addition the City provides E-Waste disposal at the drop off site to City residents for a fee. The special charge for refuse and recycling will be $176 for the year 2019.     

The City estimates collecting 1,600 tons of cardboard, newsprint, magazines and mixed paper, aluminum and steel containers, plastics, and mixed glass in 2017 at a projected cost of $158,255.  Each year city staff collects approximately 1,700 tons of yard waste and brush for an estimated cost of $255,000.  In 2016, the City recycled an estimated 2.5 tons of waste tires, 2,201 gallons of waste oil, and 92,000 pounds of electronic devices, 10 tons of major appliances and 1,000 pounds of lead acid batteries.  The department also estimates the collection of 2,500 tons of refuse from one to four unit residential properties at a cost of $398,450. It is anticipated that the City will receive $22,000 in recycling grant funds in 2018.

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Residents can also bring items to Dok's Klassik Tavern, 410 W. Verona Ave. the first Monday of each month from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Items accepted: aluminum cans, aluminum foil, aluminum pots and pans, aluminum doors, chairs, and window...Anything aluminum! (Please remove glass, metal screws, plastic or wood). Also accepted: copper and brass, car, truck and tractor batteries, Christmas lights and electrical wire. 

Excluded Items


Some items that are not included with your weekly pick-up (such as yard waste, old appliances and electronics) may be brought to the Public Works drop-off site. There will be a fee for tires (must be off-rim) and electronic waste drop-off, payable by cash or check only.


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Drop-Off Site Hours
April 1 - Mid November
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
T - F     7:00 am - 3:30 pm 

Mid-November - March 31
M – F 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday Closed