Hazardous Waste Collection and Recycling

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 large volumes, the WI Recycling markets Directory is also useful.

Residential Recycling: 

Town of Ashford City of Waupun: (also serves Towns of Alto, Waupun, Chester, & Trenton)
Town of Byron City of Fond du Lac
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.

Air Conditioners Latex Paint
Ammunition/Bullets Mercury/thermometers/thermostats
Anti-freeze Microwave Ovens
Batteries Motor Oil
Building Materials Pesticides
Cars (Used) Plastic Bags
CFL Light Bulbs Propane Tanks
Dehumidifiers Refrigerators
Drugs (for people and animals) Sealant – Driveway, Coal Tar
Electronics Silo Bags/Ag Plastic Films
Fire Extinguishers Styrofoam
Fluorescent Tubes Tires
Freezers Vacuum Cleaners
Holiday String Lights VCR/Cassette tapes

Ag Plastics Recycling Coming to Fond du Lac County

Collection dumpsters will be available for pick up to qualifying farms at no charge from 9 a.m. to noon, Sept. 19 through 21, 2016 at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds. For specifics go to:     http://www.fdlreporter.com/story/news/2016/09/01/ag-plastics-recycling-coming-county/89717256/   

For more information, or to register for the agriculture plastics recycling program, visit revolutionplastics.com or call 844-490-7873.

The Fond du Lac County Hazardous Waste Clean Sweep has been canceled for 2016! Stay tuned for 2017 information. 

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:

Who Hazardous Waste
Households $5 per vehicle (cash only).
Farms Pre-register by contacting the Fond du Lac County UWEX office by April 27 with the type and quantity of materials you will bring. $5 per vehicle (cash only).
Businesses, Non-profits, & Congregations
Pre-register by contacting the Fond du Lac County UWEX office by April 27 with the type and quantity of all hazardous waste. Use the 2015 Veolia Chemical Inventory form (66KB, Word, 1 pg). Learn more from the 2015 Veolia Introductory letter and by talking with Veolia directly (41KB, Word, 1pg). Apartment complexes, non-profits, churches, etc. are all treated as businesses. They pay the full cost of disposal, but they do not need to pay the mobilization fee, fuel surcharges, or time-on-site fees as they would if they went to a Veolia site.
Schools, Local Governments, and other public entities
Pre-register by contacting the Fond du Lac County UWEX office by April 27 with the type and quantity of all hazardous waste. Use the 2015 Veolia Chemical Inventory form (66KB, Word, 1 pg). Public entities pay disposal fees based on the state contract. Learn more from the 2015 Veolia Introductory letter and talking with Veolia directly (41KB, Word, 1pg). Local governments and schools are in an addendum to the state Clean Sweep contract meaning they can use the state rate for their disposal costs which is lower than the regular Veolia rate.

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.

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:

Waste Management
1207 S. Hickory, Fond du Lac
Mon. – Fri., 7:00am-3:30pm
Sat., 8am – 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


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

803 N. River Rd., West Bend, WI
Mon. – Fri., 7:00am – 3:00pm
920/387-0987 (8-4:30pm)

  • 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: 262/243-8998
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. (Rosendale location), 101 W Division St, Rosendale WI 54974 – 920-872-2131

  • 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-Extension)

Paint and Other Home Improvement Products (UW-Extension)

Waste Oil and Other Automotive Products (UW-Extension)

How to Handle My Waste Materials (WDNR)

Household Hazordous Waste Management Guide (UW-Extension)

Managing Hazardous Household Products (UW-Extension)

Recycling Information (WDNR)

Recycling News (WDNR Newsletter)

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

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