Curbside Bin Recycling
Recycling helps protect natural resources and reduces the material we send to the landfill, making our community healthier and more resilient as the climate changes. But to see the benefits, we have to Recycle Right.
When unrinsed or non-recyclable items end up in our curbside bins, they’re considered contamination – they actually have to be picked out. Since we pay by the volume of recycling picked up, it costs the City money – that’s your money – and creates a lot of extra work for the recycling plant. Make sure that only glass, plastic, metal and paper go in your bin.
To help you recycle right, the City created a one-page flyer that details what should do into your bin and a Recyclopedia that explains that and so much more.
Recycle Right Flyer | City of Monona Recyclopedia
For more information about trash and recycling collection times and requirements, click here. Monona contracts with Advanced Disposal for the City’s recycling and waste services.
**A note for residents, Advanced Disposal will not be picking up any extra recycling items at this time, so do not place items next to the bins as the drivers are instructed to not exit the vehicle.
Specialty Recycling in Monona
We know that paper, plastic, glass and metal can go in our curbside recycling bins, but did you know that other household items, like electronics, Styrofoam and batteries, can be recycled too?
Companies in and around Monona collect these items and more, making sure they don’t end up in the landfill, where they contaminate the land and water. The more we can keep them out of the landfill, the healthier and more resilient our land and water will be.
You can safely dispose of household hazardous waste like pains, chemicals and e-waste at Dane County’s Clean Sweep. They’re open 7am-2:45pm on weekdays and 8am-10:45am on Saturdays. Please read over their COVID-19 guidelines before dropping off items.
Waste Oil Disposal
If you have used motor oil to dispose of, please visit the City of Madison’s website for disposal locations
To see a full list of specialty recycling items and where to drop them off, check out the City of Monona Recyclopedia. The City is working on an interactive map of these companies and the items they collect, which will be coming soon.
Visit the Monona Recycling Map to find locations that take typically non-recyclable items like household hazardous wastes, E-waste such as old TV’s and electronics, appliances, Styrofoam, plastic grocery bags, and more!