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 at the Public Works Drop Off Site in October to City of Verona residents. 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 2016.
The City estimates collecting 1450 tons of cardboard, newsprint, magazines and mixed paper, aluminum and steel containers, plastics, and mixed glass in 2015 at a projected cost of $169,000. Each year city staff collects approximately 1350 tons of yard waste and brush for an estimated cost of $247,000. In 2014, the City recycled an estimated 3.75 tons of waste tires, 2,550 gallons of waste oil, and 12,000 pounds of electronic devices, 6 tons of major appliances and 2000 pounds of lead acid batteries. The department also estimates the collection of 2,450 tons of refuse from one to four unit residential properties at a cost of $369,000. It is anticipated that the City will receive $22,000 in recycling grant funds in 2015.
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.