Trash & Recycling

 Solid Waste & Recycling Information

Hours – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Days Open:

• Summer – (May 15th to Oct 15th) Wednesday, Saturday and Sundays.

• Winter – (October 16th to May 14th) Saturdays only.

Household waste fees are $3.50 per bag (up to 33 gallon).

Recycling Procedures: Recycling is free of charge
All recyclables are commingled in one container.  Aluminum cans are collected in the fenced in area and the proceeds from their sale goes to the Fire Dept.

PLASTICS: Rinse bottles clean, remove caps and flatten, no need to remove labels. Plastics #1 through #7 are accepted.  Plastic bags must be placed in one bag.  NOT accepted are automotive product bottles regardless of their recycling # (examples are oil, antifreeze, windshield), styrofoam, plastic trays and pots form plants/flowers, salt and top soil bags, plastic packaging and toys.

ALUMINUM CANS: Rise cans clean, also accepted are clean pie pans, aluminum foil, etc. Scrap aluminum is not accepted in recycling dumpster but can be placed in the scrap metal container.

TIN CANS: Rinse cans clean of all food scraps and flatten

GLASS: Clear, brown and green glass from food or beverage containers only, remove caps, rinse container clean and remove loose foil.  Not accepted are clay pots, drinking glasses, dishes, light bulbs, headlights, window glass, ovenware, mirrors and crystal.

MIXED PAPER: Newspapers, magazines, flyers, copy paper, catalogs, paper grocery bags, junk mail and cardboard/cereal boxes which must be flattened. (Note that if it goes in the refrigerator it is not accepted.

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED: Aerosol cans, rubber products, fabrics, wood and paint/chemical containers.

[notice]NOTE: State and Town regulations require that the above materials be recycled. Penalties exist for failure to comply.[/notice]

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Items are accepted year around except large items which are only accepted May 15th though October 15th.

amplifiers, antenna boosters, battery chargers, calculators, cameras, cell phones, computers, DVD-VCR players, electric cords, eye glasses, fish finders, game systems, GPS units, ink & toner cartridges, metal detectors, MP3 or PDA devices, power supplies, printers, scanners, radios, satellite boxes, telephones, transformers, watches, wire connectors

Large Items with $15.00 Fee:
televisions, CRT monitors

Large items with $10.00 Fee:
dishwashers, dryers, freezers, refrigerators, stoves, washers, water heaters

Large Items with No Fee:
air conditioners, dehumidifiers, engines (small), generators, ice makers (small), lawn mowers, microwaves, outboard motors, snow blowers, welders

aluminum or steel rims, alternators, chain saws, electric motors, gas meters, small appliances, solar panels, electric tools

lead acid, lithium, rechargeable

breaker boxes, brass parts, plumbing parts, pots & pans, radiators, silver ware, stainless sinks, water faucets, wheel weights

NOTE any item containing wood is not accepted.

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Northwest Cleansweep

2013 Sawyer County Household Hazardous Waste Cleansweep

Saturday, July 27, 2013 – Hayward
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Hayward Highway Shop – County B

For more information visit website or call Sawyer County UW-Extension at 715-634-4839, ext. 0.  Co-Sponsored by Sawyer County, WI DNR, NWRPC, EPA, and WDATCP.

Items accepted free of charge to households include: Oil-based paint, antifreeze, pesticides and herbicides, batteries (rechargeable, ni-cad, and button only), solvents, corrosives, mercury containing items, flammables, hazardous household cleaners, cell phones, old gasoline and aerosols. Maximum of 70 lbs. per household. No motor oil or vehicle batteries will be accepted.

Saturday Hayward collection only:
Electronics collection, Appliance collection and Medication collection.
some fees may apply – see website for details.

Usable paint will be collected for re-distribution. Unusable latex paint will be sent home with participant to be disposed of at a regular landfill site.

There will be a charge for items such as fluorescent bulbs, high-density bulbs and oil filters.

Businesses, farms, schools and municipalities are encouraged to participate; fees may apply. MUST pre-register. Call 715-635-2197.

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