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. From January through March the Public Works staff collects brush including Christmas trees at curbside once a month. April through December the Public Works staff collects brush at curb side on the second and fourth week of the month. Annual leaf collection begins the middle of October and runs through the end of November. 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 $170 for the year 2018.     

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.

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. 

Excluded Items

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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