Vision Statement: "Improve the quality of life for all who live, work, and play in Polk County."
Mission Statement: "The mission of Polk County Government is to serve and represent the public with integrity."
Polk County is home to over 45,000 people living in one of thirty-six municipalities, which range in size from the Town of Osceola, with roughly 3,023 residents, to the Village of Turtle Lake, with 78 residents.
Polk County has a diverse economy with a mix of agriculture, tourism, manufacturing, and services. Polk County's convenient location is within an hour of the St. Paul-Minneapolis Metro area us and the surrounding region an extremely enticing location for businesses.
Polk County fully displays the beauty of Northwest Wisconsin in its sleepy countryside, charming communities, extensive waterways, and many lakes.
CLOSED - Thursday, November 24th. In observance of Thanksgiving Day.
CLEAN SWEEP – Hazardous Waste Collection 2023 collection will be held in August. Dates will be posted soon.
Electronic Collection – Free electronic drop off was held in October 2022. At this time we do not have a date for another drop-off. All electronics are accepted at the recycling center during regular hours for a fee of 45¢ per pound.
RECYCLING PROGRAM - Reduce/Re-Use/Recycle Polk County, WI is a dual stream source separating facility offering free drop-off of recyclable items at bins located throughout the county. Bins are owned and hauled to the recycling center by Polk County. In the 90's Wisconsin recycling laws banned land filling or incineration of recyclable materials now accepted at the recycling center. Why Recycle: Recycling uses 75-80% less energy when recycled material are made into new products. Recycling 1 pop can saves enough energy for 3 hours. Polk County diverts over 3,000,000 lbs each year (total) from ending up in the landfill. Recycling saves on landfill space, reduces air & water pollution, and saves electric. ACCEPTED AT THE RECYCLING CENTER Monday-Thursday 6:45-4:30 p.m. (Currently not paying for aluminum cans.)
Liquids: Motor Oil, Antifreeze, & Cooking Oil
Yard Waste: Leaves and grass clippings can be dropped off at the recycling center (no bags). For locations on where to bring debris and branches please contact your municipality.
X-Ray Film: Non-HIPPA X-Ray film
Batteries: Button, Lithium, Automotive, and Rechargeable
Electronics: TV’s, laptops, printers etc.. = 45¢ per pound
Appliances: (see list on flyer below) = $20 Each
Mattresses & Box Spring = $25 Each
Tires = 30¢/lb plus $2 per rim
Bulbs = $1.00 for Fluorescents / $5.00 for HID, UV, & Broken
Latex Paint = $1.00 per 1 Gallon Container (see flyer below)
RECYCLING BIN INSTRUCTIONS Bin Schedule: Locations & Instructions: Items found outside the bin or not listed will result in a $200.50 fine. TIP: STOP using bags and instead please put items in separate containers and dump into the correct bin. Bags cause equipment problems, so please save your bags for trash. Caps can be left off or on to prevent spills and smells and are removed at the center. Comingle: Bottles & jars made of plastic #1 & #2, Glass, aluminum and tin Paper: Newspaper, magazines, junk mail, and office paper Cardboard (flatten): Brown corrugated, cereal, cake, cardboard egg cartons, and paper bags