Clean Sweep – Ag & Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Fond du Lac County Clean Sweep Hazardous Waste Collection
A 2013 hazardous waste collection event will be held on Friday, May 3 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Cty Hwy Garage in Brandon, and 2 to 4 p.m. at the Public Works Bldg. in the Campbellsport Village.
On Saturday, May 4th from 9 am to 12 pm, the hazardous waste collection event wil be held at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds Expo Building.
All Fond du Lac County residents, farms, businesses, and K-12 schools can participate (including the entire City of Waupun). All farms, businesses, and schools are required to pre-register by calling the Fond du Lac County UW-Extension office at (920) 929-3171 or email email@example.com. Bring hazardous waste and agricultural waste for proper disposal. $5 per vehicle will be charged at the event regardless of type or quantity of items. Cash only.
Hazardous Materials Accepted:
Plant, pest, yard maintenance chemicals—Pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides, and other poisonous repellents, coal tar based asphalt sealcoat (see links below), and banned chemicals (like DDT).
Solvents and Craft Supplies—Varnishes, shellacs, turpentine, thinners, lead based paints, oil paint, aerosol paints, nail polish, wood preservatives, wood coating, stripping, and preservative chemicals. No Latex Paint.
Cleaners and cleansers—Oven cleaners, spot removers, polishes, pool/spa chemicals, and moth balls.
Automotive and vehicle products—Contaminated oil, hydraulic oil, antifreeze, and gasoline. Waste oil should be kept separate and will be recycled.
Mercury and other products— Bulk mercury and mercury containing devices such as thermometers and thermostats, nicad rechargeable batteries, lead acid batteries, mercury button batteries, acids and bases, and photographic chemicals. A digital thermometer will be offered in exchange for mercury thermometers while supplies last.
Sunscreen/lotions/perfumes, nail polish - Scented and antibacterial hand and body lotions, facial cleansers and astringents, perfume, sunless tanning aerosols, air freshener sprays, Desitin (for diaper rash). Special Note: Lotions can go in the regular garbage. Perfumes, aerosols, and sprays are either in aerosol from (pressurized) or contain an alcohol which should be brought to the Household Hazardous Waste collection.
Items NOT Accepted:
- Explosives, Ammunition
- Radioactive Material (ex. Smoke Detectors)
- Compressed gas tanks, propane tanks, fire extinguishers
- CFL Light Bulbs & Fluorescent Tubes
- Infectious/biological waste (sharps/needles)
- Latex Paint
|Households||$5 per vehicle (cash only).|
|Farms||Pre-register by contacting the Fond du Lac County UWEX office by April 26 with the type and quantity of materials you will bring. $5 per vehicle (cash only).|
|Businesses||Pre-register by contacting the Fond du Lac County UWEX office by April 26 with the type and quantity of all hazardous waste. Use the 2013 Veolia Business Chemical Inventory Form (66KB, Word, 1 pg). Veolia will give a no-obligation cost estimate prior to the event. Businesses pay a reduced rate and receive discounts for large quantities. Learn more from the Veolia VSQG Introductory Letter (41KB, Word, 1pg) . $5 per vehicle (cash only).|
|K-12 Schools||Pre-register by contacting the Fond du Lac County UWEX office by April 26 with the type and quantity of all hazardous waste. Use the 2013 Veolia Business Chemical Inventory Form (66KB, Word, 1 pg). Veolia will give a no-obligation cost estimate prior to the event. Schools pay a reduced rate and receive discounts for large quantities. Learn more from the Veolia VSQG Introductory Letter (41KB, Word, 1pg) . $5 per vehicle (cash only).|
Hojas informativas en Español:
Productos Tóxicos de Uso Doméstico: ¿Debería Estar Preocupad@? (UW-Extension, PDF, 110 KB).
Sus Acciones Pueden Ayudar a Proteger el Agua que Bebemos” (Texas A&M Extension, PDF, 1035 KB)
Why are we being charged $5 per vehicle? Fond du Lac County has received a grant from DATCP to fund Clean Sweep, although disposal costs may exceed the amount of the grant if we have a large turn-out. The $5 per vehicle will supplement grant funds, and any remaining funds will help pay for future Clean Sweep programs.
Will you accept any electronics at this event?
No. See the list of local electronics recyclers below.
Where can I take items that you are not accepting at this event? Click on the links in the table below to learn where to recycle or dispose of items we are not able to accept at a Clean Sweep event. Contact us if you have an item that is not listed, and we will research disposal options for you.
Click on the items below to find out where to recycle or properly dispose of them.
What if I have hazardous waste to dispose of at other times of the year?
The following businesses accept some types of waste all year round:
1207 S. Hickory, Fond du Lac
Mon. – Fri., 7:00am-3:30pm
Sat., 8am – Noon
- 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)
- Tires off the rim: car tires = $5 each; truck tires = $7.50 each; more than 5 = $120/ton (pro-rated if you have less than that weight)
- Paint if dried out
- Railroad Ties
LampTracker.com (Waste Management)
Will send you packages specifically for shipping recyclable items. Prices listed on website. Items taken include
- Fluorescent light bulbs (CFL’s & tubes)
- Dental Waste
- Electronic Scrap
N7296 Cty Hwy V, Horicon, WI 53032 (near Mayville)
Mon. – Fri., 6:15am – 4:30pm
803 N. River Rd., West Bend, WI
Mon. – Fri., 7:00am – 3:00pm
- Tires off the rim
- automotive & lithium ion batteries
- furniture (couches, mattresses)
- small appliances
- paint if dried out
- railroad ties
Hazardous Waste Division: 262/243-8998
1275 Mineral Springs Dr.
Port Washington, WI 53074
- Hazardous waste collection on Mondays, 8am – 5pm.
- No residency requirements.
- Items accepted and applicable fees listed in the attachment at the bottom of this page (Scroll down).
Bluemke’s, Inc. (Rosendale Location)
101 W Division St
Rosendale WI 54974
Pick up is available for an extra charge. Call us at: 800-236-2133 or 920-872-2131
- Electronic Recycling(Computer – $15. DVD, VCR, Printer, Fax, Scanner – $6. Portable TV/Flat Screen – $30. Console TV/Large Flat Screen – $40.)
- Tires– $4 each
- Appliance Recycling (Washer, Dryer, Range, Dishwasher, Microwave, Humidifier – $10. Refrigerator, Freezer, Dehumidifier, Air Conditioner – $20)
Prices do not include sales tax.
City of Waupun: Recycling & Drop-Off Center (also serves Towns of Alto, Waupun, Chester, & Trenton)
Village of Campbellsport - Please see right column of home page regarding waste oil.
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.
Home and Garden Pesticides (UW-Extension)
Paint and Other Home Improvement Products (UW-Extension)
Waste Oil and Other Automotive Products (UW-Extension)
Household Hazordous Waste Management Guide (UW-Extension)
Managing Hazardous Household Products (UW-Extension)
Regional database of recycling facilities by item and zip code: Earth911.com