Recycling

 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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RECYCLING PROGRAM:

PLASTIC / GLASS / ALUMINUM / TIN / CARDBOARD / PAPER:

APPLIANCES / ELECTRONICS-TV'S / BATTERIES / MATTRESSES:

TIRES / BULBS / OIL / FILTERS / PAINT:


HAZARDOUS WASTE/ GAS / PESTICEDS / FERTILIZERS:

YARD WASTE / CHRISTMAS LIGHTS / CARTRIDGES / ANTIFREEZE:

RECYCLING 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. 

PLASTIC / GLASS / ALUMINUM / TIN / CARDBOARD / PAPER:
Recycling Bins located throughout the county: Locations & Instructions. $200.50 fine for items found outside the bin or not listed on flyer
Bags are not allowed in bins. Pour recyclables into the bins. Bags damage sorting equipment. Caps are not recyclable and can be left on or off to be removed at the center. 

Sort recyclables into 3 types:
1. Comingle: Bottles & jars made of plastic #1 & #2, Glass, aluminum and tin
2. Paper: Newspaper, magazines, junk mail, and office paper
         * Christmas wrapping paper and cards are not recyclable and can go in the trash. see flyer
3. Cardboard (flatten): Brown corrugated, cereal, cake, cardboard egg cartons, and paper bags.
         * Boxes with a plastic film such as frozen dinners & pop boxes are not recyclable and can be put in the trash. 

APPLIANCES / ELECTRONICS / BATTERIES / MATTRESSES:
Accepted at Recycling Center
Mon.-Thurs. 6:45-4:30. 
Fridays: Memorial Day to Labor Day
     

Credit Cards, Cash, & Checks Accepted
  • Appliances: $20 Each (Refrigerator, Furnace, Humidifier, Elec. Freezer, Microwave, Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer, Oven/Range, Water Heater)
    • $33 Air Condition & Plastic Water Heater
    • $28 Water Softener
    • $8 Propane Cylinder
    • Call for Commerical Appl. Fee
  • Electronics: 45¢ per pound (TV’s, laptops, printers etc..)
  • Batteries: Free Drop off: Button, Lithium, Automotive, and Rechargeable (AA, AAA and all other household batteries are not accepted and are considered non-hazardous and can be put in the trash)
  • Mattresses/Box Spring: $25 Each
TIRES / BULBS / OIL / FILTERS / PAINT:

Accepted at Recycling Center
Mon.-Thurs. 6:45-4:30. 

Fridays: Memorial Day to Labor Day

Credit Cards, Cash, & Checks Accepted
  • Tires: 30¢/lb
  • Bulbs: $1.00 for Fluorescents / $5.00 for HID, UV, & Broken  
  • FREE Drop off: Motor & Cooking Oil & Antifreeze
  • Oil Filters: $1 per filter 
  • Latex Paint: $1 less than Gal./$2 per Gal. Container/$5 per 5 Gal. Container (oil based and stains can be dropped off during hazardous waste collection.)

HAZARDOUS WASTE: GAS / PESTICIDES / FERTILIZERS Etc..:
GAS/Pesticides/Fertilizers etc..: Are considered hazardous and can only be dropped off during the Hazardous Waste Collection:

YARD WASTE / CHRISTMAS LIGHTS / CARTRIDGES / ANTIFREEZE etc..:

FREE Drop-off at Recycling Center
Mon.-Thurs. 6:45-4:30. 

Fridays: Memorial Day to Labor Day

FREE Drop-Off:
  • Clothing
  • Scrap Metal 
  • Christmas Lights
  • Yard Waste (leaves & grass clippings) Contact municipality for locations on where to bring debris and branches.
  • Antifreeze
  • Motor/Cooking Oil
  • Printer Cartridges / Cell Phones
  • Under 4 lb Propane Cylinders
  • Auto Rechargeable & Button Batteries
  • X-Ray Film: Non-HIPPA X-Ray film
  • Batteries: Button, Lithium, Automotive, and Rechargeable
Recycling Links:
Waste Haulers:
Roll Off Dumpsters: 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:

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