Do you have old, unwanted chemicals stored in your closet, basement, garage, shed, barn or business? Wonder where you can get rid of them? Area residents, farmers, small businesses, governmental units and schools will have an opportunity to properly dispose of unwanted hazardous chemicals at a number of Clean Sweep collection events this summer.
The first area Clean Sweep collections in Bayfield County will be held on Saturday, July 15 in Washburn at the Bayfield County Highway Garage from 8:00 am to 11:00 am and in Iron River at the Iron River Community Center from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. There is no charge to households and farms (first 200 lbs.) for hazardous chemicals, except for fluorescent light bulbs and oil filters. Businesses, governmental units and schools are required to preregister and are charged a disposal fee.
Selected electronic equipment can be disposed of at the collections for a fee or free of charge depending on the item. Residents can also bring unwanted medications free of charge.
Scheduled collection dates, locations and times are shown below:
Cty Hwy Garage
|8 am – 11 am|
Iron River Community Center
|2 pm – 4 pm|
|9 am – 12:00 pm|
|1:30 pm – 3:30 pm|
A list of acceptable items that can be brought to the Clean Sweep collections, and unacceptable items that will NOT be accepted at the Clean Sweep collections are listed below:
|ACCEPTABLE||ACCEPTABLE FOR A FEE|
|Oil & Solvent Based Paint, Lead Paint||Fluorescent Light Bulbs 50 cents to 75 cents each depending on size & HID Light Bulbs $2.50 each|
|Stains, Shellac, Varnish, Wood Preservatives||Oil Filters $1 each|
|Roof Coatings, Driveway Sealers|
|Pesticides, Herbicides, Insecticides, Fungicides, Poisons||UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS|
|Household Cleaners, Acids, Caustics, Pool Chemicals (Chlorine)||Explosives|
|Automobile Transmissions & Brake Fluids, Antifreeze, Degreasers, Waste Motor Oil*||Pressurized Containers|
|Solvents, Thinners, Turpentine, Adhesives, Kerosene, Lighter Fluid, Gasoline||Radioactive Materials|
|Household Batteries (button, lithium, nicad), Thermometers, Thermostats||Medical or Infectious Wastes|
|Aerosols||Sharps and Needles|
|Lead Fishing Tackle||Household Appliances|
Prescription and Over-The-Counter Medications, including: Pills, Capsules, Ointments, Liquids, Sprays, Creams, Inhalers, Vials & Drops
|ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ACCEPTED|
|Computer Monitors 26” & <||$15 ea|
|Computer Monitors 27” & >||
|Computer CPUs/Laptops/Tablets||$15 ea|
|Desktop Copiers/Printers/Scanners||$15 ea|
|TVs 26” & <||$20 ea|
|TVs 27” & >||$30 ea|
|Projection TVs||$35 ea|
|Wood Console TVs||
* Will take waste motor oil only at collections in Bayfield County.
** Will take prescription and over-the-counter medications only at Saturday collections at no charge.
For more information contact:
Tim Kane, Bayfield County UW Extension Office at (715) 373-6104, ext 1 or Jan Victorson, Bayfield County Emergency Management Office at (715) 373-6113.
Businesses, governmental units and schools can pre-register by calling: Jen Barton, Northwest Regional Planning Commission at (715) 635-2197.
Bayfield County – UW Extension
County Administration Bldg
117 E. 5th Street
Washburn, WI 54891-9464
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