If you are looking for information on how and where to recycle specific items please contact your local municipality or refer to the resources below.
Clean Sweep – Hazardous Waste Collection
Clean Sweep, Collection of Hazardous Waste, Saturday, May 6, 2023
The Land and Water Conservation Department of Fond du Lac County will hold a Clean Sweep collection of hazardous chemical waste on Saturday, May 6, 2023. This collection is for household and agricultural chemical waste. It is open to all Fond du Lac County residents, farms, school districts, and small businesses (VSQGs). The collection occurs at the County Highway Department, 1820 South Hickory Street in Fond du Lac from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.
COST: The fee for residents and farmers is $5 per vehicle (cash only). The fee for small businesses differs and can be obtained by contacting Veolia’s program director email@example.com for a no-obligation cost estimate.
PRE-REGISTRATION: Farms must pre-register prior to 4/28/23 by calling the Fond du Lac County Land and Water Conservation office at (920) 906-4680 or e-mailing a program assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org. Small businesses and school districts must pre-register and submit an itemized inventory prior to 4/28/22 by contacting Veolia program manager (email@example.com) HOUSEHOLDS DO NOT NEED TO PREREGISTER.
A list of items that will be accepted can be found at tiny.cc/fdlcocleansweep. The site also explains how to dispose of other items that will not be accepted.
Clean Sweep is funded by a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection and Fond du Lac County. Residents who need ADA accommodations are encouraged to contact the Land and Water Conservation office before the event.
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.
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)
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How to Handle My Waste Materials (WDNR)
Regional database of recycling facilities by item and zip code: Earth911.com