Recycling/Solid Waste

 Polk County Recycling Logo
1302 208th Street
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024
Email
polk.recycling@polkcountywi.gov
Call: 715-483-1088

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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.)
  

    Free Items:
  • 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
  • Misc: Scrap Metal, Cell Phones, Printer Cartridges, under 4lb Propane Tanks & Christmas Lights/Extension Cords
    Fee Items
  • 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

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Recycling Links:

Waste Haulers:
Waterman Sanitation: 715-268-6471
Waste Management: 800-960-0008
Republic Services: 844-737-8254
Roll Off Dumpsters:
3D Dumpsters:
715-641-2504
Holdt's Disposal: 715-554-1135
Scrap Metal:
Amery Auto Salvage: 715-268-8322
Deer Lake Auto, St. Croix Falls: 715-483-3388
Gone Green, Frederic: 715-327-8349
All items including Construction:
Barron County Incinerator

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