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St. Croix County to collect hazardous waste from farms, businesses and households

St. Croix County will hold a Clean Sweep Hazardous Waste Collection on Friday, September 28th at the county highway shop located at 666 E Hwy 12 in the Town of Hudson.  Household hazardous waste will be collected from 12 – 6 pm.

Hazardous waste from farms and businesses who qualify as a Very Small Quantity Generators (VSQG) will be collected on Friday, September 28th from 9 – 11 am.  A business or farm qualifies as a VSQG if it generates less than 220 pounds of hazardous waste per month and has less than 2,205 pounds of hazardous waste in storage.

Farms and businesses must pre-register by September 21st, by calling the county recycling specialist at 715-531-1907 or emailing megen.hines@sccwi.gov to receive a form.  Forms also may be downloaded on our website at www.sccwi.gov/recycling. The county will contact the farm or business with a time to bring waste in after the forms are received.

Farms and farm businesses may dispose of the first 500 pounds of agriculturally related waste at no charge.  There may be a fee for any waste over this amount.  Farms will be charged for latex paint. The business collection is a fee for service event.

Examples of items accepted at Clean Sweep include, but are not limited to: aerosol cans, pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, fertilizers, old fuel, antifreeze, mercury (including thermometers and thermostats), oil paint, latex paint, shellac, varnish, stains, paint strippers, corrosives and lye, household cleaning products and propane cylinders.

The only item that is accepted with a fee is latex paint. The fee is based on the size of the can, not the volume of paint within the can.  Fees for latex paint are $25/5 gallon, $5/gallon, $2/quart and pints are free. Fees for latex paint are payable by cash or check only.

The following items are not accepted at Clean Sweep: appliances, electronics, tires, biological or medical waste, spray foam insulation cylinders, sharps and motor oil.

The Clean Sweep program helps protect water quality, public health and animal safety by safely disposing of hazardous chemicals from homes, farms and businesses.  In 2017, over 78,000 pounds of hazardous waste was safely disposed of by 951 households, 17 farms and 38 businesses in St. Croix County.

Any questions regarding the Clean Sweep Hazardous Waste collection should contact the county recycling specialist, Megen Hines at 715-531-1907 or megen.hines@sccwi.gov

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