For the purposes of providing specific public services the Village may create a "utility" to manage those services. The Village has determined to manage the collection and disposal of solid waste defined generally as garbage and recycling materials that the creation of a utility is necessary. This generally means these services are supported only with user fees and not property taxes.
The Solid Waste Utility provides the following services to residents and customers:
- Weekly curbside pickup of garbage with a Village provided cart (residential or nonresidential request only)
- Bi-weekly curbside pickup of recycling with a Village provided cart (residential or nonresidential request only)
- One (1) annual "Spring Clean Up Day" to drop off different refuse items at a centralized location
Customers of the Solid Waste Utility are charged $152 annually (or $38/quarterly) effective 1/1/2019 through their Village of Poynette quarterly utility bills.
The Village contracts with Waste Management for curbside garbage and recycling services.