Trash & Recycling Collection

Please note: due to the Coronovirus pandemic, only trash and recycling which is in the cart will be collected at this time. Collection personnel will not leave their trucks to collect extra material that doesn’t fit in the cart.



Monona's waste and recycling collection provider is Advanced Disposal. All trash and recycling must be placed in city-owned carts (grey carts for trash; blue carts for recycling) and taken to the curb by 7:00 A.M. for collection on your collection day.
Monona is divided into two districts for collection of waste and recycling. Waste is collected every week; residents in District 1 have collection on Tuesdays; residents in District 2 have collection on Wednesdays. To see in which district you reside, please view a MAP or a LISTING BY STREET.  Recycling is collected on the same day as your waste collection, but recycling is collected every other week.  The "A" or "B" of your district refers to the alternating week that your recycling is collected.  To find out which weeks are "A" weeks and which are "B" weeks, view the annual collection calendar.

If a major holiday falls on your collection day, or in the case of bad weather, collection may be delayed by a day. Sign up in our Notify Me center to receive an email for any changes to the usual collection schedule.

Trash Collection Requirements

  • All garbage must fit in your grey cart with the lid closed; waste set beside the cart will not be collected.
  • Keep 3 feet of clearance between your cart and other objects (trees, parked cars, mailboxes, etc.).
  • Arrows on the lid should point toward the street. 
  • Trash to be placed in the cart includes bagged garbage and food waste, mixed trash, ceramics, Styrofoam, and other loose trash.  Place all lightweight or Styrofoam trash in a bag near the top of your cart to ensure that your cart fully empties.
  • Did you know that there are many items that are banned from Wisconsin landfills? Click here to learn more about these banned items. See the links in the yellow box above for information on disposing of these items.
  • If your garbage cart is damaged and needs replacement, please call City Hall at 222-2525.  Replacement cost for carts not damaged by the garbage truck is $65.
  • If you’d like to purchase an additional garbage cart or you need a special pick up for extra trash or large items that do not fit into your cart, please contact Advanced Disposal directly at 251-7878.  There are additional charges for these services.


Waste collection districts 1 and 2 above are also divided into an A and B week for collection of recycling, as recycling is collected every other week. Download a calendar of recycling pick-up for the year by clicking here.

Items That Can Be Recycled

All of the following items can be placed directly into your blue recycling cart. Items do not need to be separated.  Extra recyclable items will be collected if they are are bagged in a clear plastic bag and placed next to your recycling cart.  For more detailed information about how to recycle, visit Advanced Disposal's Recyling Guide, or check out the City of Monona's Recyclopedia.
  • Aluminum cans and clean aluminum foil
  • Brown amber glass
  • Clear glass (rinsed salad dressing containers, spice jars, salsa jars, etc. Does not include household glass such as window panes, mirrors, light bulbs, and dishes)
  • Corrugated cardboard (boxes)
  • Green glass
  • Magazines
  • Mail
  • Metal
  • Newspapers
  • School and office paper (all colors)
  • Paper
  • Shredding paper (must be bagged separately in a clear plastic bag)
  • Paperboard (cereal boxes, shoe boxes)
  • Brown paper bags
  • Phone books
  • Plastic (codes 1-7)
  • Steel cans and tins
  • Clean pizza boxes (boxes with food or grease on them must go in the trash)