Garbage & Recycling

Wisconsin's Electronics Recycling Law (2009 Act50) prohibits disposal of certain electronic devices in Wisconsin landfills, burning in an incineration facility, or placing these devies in a container intended for disposal or incineration (S.287.07(5), Wis. Stats.) This new law prohibits electronic  (e-waste) into any Wisconsin landfill or Transfer Station commingled with municipal solid waste. The devices covered by the new landfill incineration ban are:

  • televisions, both CRT's and all flat screens;
  • computer monitors, both CRT's and all flat screens;
  • computers - desk top & lap top;
  • fax machines
  • computer peripherals, including keyboards, mice and speakers;
  • DVD players, VCRs and digital video recorders; and
  • cell phones

Some options for the proper handing of e-waste after September 1, 2010:

  1. Negotiate with the retail stores to take back the old e-waste item as part of your new purchase of new equipment.
  2. 'Best Buy' the retail store will take e-waste at no charge with some restrictions as noted on their website www.bestbuy.com.
  3. Contact Earthwise Recycling @ www.earthwiserecycling.com, Charges may apply.
    For more information about this law, see http://dnr.wi.gov/ecyclewisconsin.

RECYCLE/GARBAGE PICK UP - The recycle center is open every Saturday from 8 AM - 4 PM.  Remember to hand in your post cards with your address and vehicle info and in exchange you will receive your sticker.  If you have not received a post card, please contact the clerk.  Thank you for your cooperation.