Refuse & Recycling

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 $182 per stop for the year 2021.     

The City estimates collecting 1,200 tons of cardboard, newsprint, magazines and mixed paper, aluminum and steel containers, plastics, and mixed glass in 2020 at a projected cost of $156,600.  Each year, city staff collects approximately 2,000 tons of yard waste and brush for an estimated cost of $290,000.  In 2020, the City recycled an estimated 5 tons of waste tires, 3,200 gallons of waste oil, and 32 tons of electronic devices, 10 tons of major appliances and 500 pounds of lead acid batteries.  The department also estimates the collection of 3,000 tons of refuse from one to four unit residential properties at a cost of $439,000. It is anticipated that the City will receive $21,500 in recycling grant funds in 2021.

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.

Pick-up for large items/appliances NOT included in weekly bulk pick-up service:
If  you are unable to transport your large appliances or other items that are not included in the bulk pick-up service, you may request a special scheduled pick-up through Waste Management for a fee. For more information about this service, such as fees and acceptable items, or to schedule a special item pick-up, call (888)-960-0008. You may also choose to use a different collection service (ie: Pellitteri, Advanced Disposal, or another private junk hauling company). The City of Verona does not provide or schedule any special pick-up service.

Wisconsin Recycling Company

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. 

Contact Us

  1. Theran Jacobson

    Public Works Director


    Eric Schulz

    Assistant Public Works Director


    Brian Peterson

    Street Superintendent


    Jon Bublitz

    Utility Superintendent


    Kimberly Marshall

    Utility Clerk


    410 Investment Court
    Verona, WI 53593

    Ph: 608-845-6695
    Fx: 608-845-5761

    Office Hours
    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Staff Directory


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