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Monona’s trash and recycling is collected by a contracted service provider, Waste Management (formerly Advanced Disposal). Monona is divided into two districts for trash / recycling collection. District 1 is collected on Tuesdays; District 2 is collected on Wednesdays. Trash is collected every week; recycling is collected every other week.
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No, Monona does not follow alternate-side parking rules in the winter. Per Monona ordinance §434-13, if the Mayor or their designee declares a snow emergency, parking is prohibited on any City of Monona street for the entire duration of the snow emergency. During declared snow emergencies, the parking lots at Ahuska, Lottes, Winnequah, Frost Woods Beach, Fireman's, Maywood and Schluter Parks offer free parking for up to 48 consecutive hours while snow is being cleared from City streets.
Collection of large trash items (for example: furniture, mattresses, appliances, computers, etc.) can be arranged on an individual basis by calling any trash provider of your choice. The city’s contracted provider for weekly trash and recycling pick-up is Waste Management (1-888-960-0008). Waste Management picks up large items on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month.
There is a separate charge for collection of these items. Residents will be billed directly by the provider. View a list of estimated charges per item from Waste Management.
In addition, the Dane County Landfill, located at 7102 U.S. Hwy 12 (beltline east toward Cambridge, across from the Yahara Hills Golf Course) is also available for disposal of large items.
The City of Monona has 3 boat launches on Lake Monona at: Lottes Park, Winnequah Trail, and Tonyawatha Trail. Only the site at Lottes Park has a parking lot for vehicles and trailers. A boat launch permit (daily or seasonal) is required. Permits are available for purchase at each launch site, as well as at Monona's City Hall and Community Center, and at West Marine. Seasonal launch permits are valid at all Dane County, City of Madison, and City of Monona launch sites, but permits purchased in Monona help to fund improvements to the launches in Monona, including new docks and dredging of landing areas.
The City's Code Enforcement Officer is responsible for enforcing property maintenance standards per Chapter 342 of the Monona Code of Ordinances. These include standards on the parking and storage of vehicles, noxious weeds and lawn maintenance, accumulation of brush, yard waste or debris, and junk or garbage at the curb.