Hazardous Waste Collection and Recycling

Clean Sweep – Hazardous Waste CollectionDue to the Covid-19 social distancing regulations, the clean sweep event has been postponed until Saturday, October 31, 2020, 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon, 1820 South Hickory St. (new County Highway Shop)

For general information, see this summary on Pollution Prevention from City of Fond du Lac staff.

To find out where to recycle and dispose of old items and chemicals, search by the item or by the municipality where you live.

If your item or municipality is not listed, try Earth911.  For larger volumes, the WI Recycling Markets Directory is also useful.

Sustain Fond du Lac Recycling Brochure

Residential Recycling: 
Town of Ashford City of Waupun (Includes Towns of Alto, Waupun, Chester, & Trenton)
Town of Byron City of Fond du Lac
2020 Recycling Brochure
Town of Calumet City of Ripon
Town of Empire Village of Campbellsport
Town of Friendship Village of North Fond du Lac
Town of Marshfield Village of Oakfield
Town of Metomen Village of Rosendale
Town of Ripon Village of St. Cloud
Click on the items below to find out where to recycle or properly dispose of them. Please call ahead to the business listed in order to verify they accept your specific item and the cost. 
Air Conditioners Latex Paint
Ammunition/Bullets Lamps, Fixtures, & Light Bulbs
Anti-freeze Mercury/thermometers/thermostats
Batteries Microwave Ovens
Motor Oil
Cars (Used)
Cars (new and used)
CFL Light Bulbs Plastic Bags
Dehumidifiers Propane Tanks
Drugs (for people and animals) Refrigerators
Electronics Styrofoam
Fire Extinguishers
Fluorescent Tubes Tires
Freezers Vacuum Cleaners
Holiday String Lights VCR/Cassette tapes
Smoke Detectors Paint & Other Home Improvement Products


The following businesses accept some types of waste all year round:

Waste Management
1207 S. Hickory St, Fond du Lac
Mon – Fri, 7:00 am – 3:30 pm, Sat, 8 am-Noon
Email: wmeservice@wm.com


  • Regular household trash, bulky waste (furniture): a minimum cost of $10.50 up to 460lbs.
  • Commingled recyclables (paper, plastic, aluminum): free to City of FDL residents, small charge for others
  • Cardboard: free for all
  • Demolition waste (roofing, construction)
  • $12.00 per tire PLUS fees & taxes (Maximum of 4 standard car tires)
    More than 4 standard car tires – $380.00 per ton PLUS fees & taxes (Charges will be prorated based on tonnage weight.) Total charge will depend on tire size and quantity.  Call or email for current rates.  
  • Paint if dried out
  • Electronics
  • Railroad Ties

LampTracker.com (Waste Management)

Will send you packages specifically for shipping recyclable items. Prices listed on website. Items taken include

  • Batteries
  • Fluorescent light bulbs (CFL’s & tubes)
  • Ballasts
  • Dental Waste
  • Electronic Scrap
  • Cans/Bottles/Paper
  • Mercury

Advanced Disposal

N7296 Cty Hwy V, Horicon, WI 53032 (near Mayville)
Mon – Fri, 6:15 am – 4:30 pm
920-387-0987 (8 am-4:30 pm)

803 N. River Rd, West Bend, WI
Mon – Fri, 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

  • Tires off the rim
  • asbestos
  • compost
  • automotive & lithium ion batteries
  • furniture (couches, mattresses)
  • electronics
  • small appliances
  • paint if dried out
  • railroad ties

Veolia Household Hazardous Waste Division

1275 Mineral Springs Dr, Port Washington, WI 53074

  • Hazardous waste collection on Mondays, 8 am – 5 pm
  • There is a charge per pound for non-residents of Port Washington.

Bluemke’s, Inc.

101 W Division St, Rosendale WI 54974

  • Appliance Recycling
    • Washer, Dryer, Range, Dishwasher, Microwave, Humidifier – $10
    • Refrigerator, Freezer, Dehumidifier, Air Conditioner – $20
    • Prices do not include sales tax.

Recycle MORE Wisconsin, a program of the Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin, aims to bring together communities across Wisconsin to prevent valuable recyclables from going to waste in our landfills.  They provide education on the benefits of recycling and the opportunities to recycle at home, work, school, and all public places.

Items Banned from Landfills & Incinerators in Wisconsin (WDNR)

Coal Tar Based Asphalt Sealcoat:  “Beware of toxic driveway sealants” and “Thinking about Sealcoating your Driveway?”

Home and Garden Pesticides (UW-Madison Extension)

Paint and Other Home Improvement Products (UW-Madison Extension)

Waste Oil and Other Automotive Products (UW-Madison Extension)

How to Handle My Waste Materials (WDNR)

Managing Hazardous Household Products (UW-Madison Extension)

Recycling Information (WDNR)

Regional database of recycling facilities by item and zip code: Earth911.com

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