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.
(Currently not paying for aluminum.) *Items listed below are accepted anytime during regular hours Mon.-Thurs. 6:45-4:30. *Accept credit cards, cash or checks *Recycling Bin Info (Scroll down) CLEAN SWEEP – Hazardous Collection at Polk County Recycling Center * Thurs., Aug., 24th, 2023 2-6:00 p.m. (See Fyler Below) Management of hazardous waste in Wisconsin | | Wisconsin DNR Year-round drop-off: Logistics, Somerset: 800-558-1166.
Electronics – Accepted during regular hours for a fee of 45¢ per pound. * Free Electronic Drop Off: Thurs., Oct. 19th, 2023, 1-5:00 p.m.
POLK COUNTY PROGRAM - A dual stream source separating facility owned and operated by the county. Offering free drop-off of recyclable items at bins located throughout the county. In the 90's WI recycling laws banned land filling or incineration of recyclable materials. Recycling uses 75-80% less energy when recycled material are made into new products, reduces air & water pollution. Recycling one 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. Accepted during regular hours: (See Below) Monday-Thursday 6:45-4:30 p.m.
Liquids: Motor Oil, Antifreeze, & Cooking Oil
Yard Waste: Leaves and grass clippings can be dropped off at the recycling center (no bags). Contact municipality for locations on where to bring debris and branches.
X-Ray Film: Non-HIPPA X-Ray film
Batteries: Button, Lithium, Automotive, and Rechargeable
Item Fees: Credit card, cash, & checks are accepted.
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: $200.50 fine for items found outside the bin or not listed below. Bags: Not Allowed in Bins. Please dump recyclables into the bins. Bags damage sorting equipment. Caps: leave off or on to prevent smells. They will be removed at 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