Polk County Recycling Center Announces 2024 Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Collection Event

ST. CROIX FALLS, Wisconsin, February, 1, 2024—The Polk County Recycling Center is excited to announce the upcoming Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Collection event scheduled for Thursday, August 22nd, from 2-6pm. The collection site is located on Hwy 8 East of St. Croix Falls.

Residents are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity for free drop-off of hazardous waste materials, including fertilizers, thinners, and pesticides. However, spray foam cylinders will not be accepted. The center will also accept latex paint with a fee structure of $1 for containers less than one gallon, $2 for one-gallon containers, and $5 for five-gallon containers.

For commercial and large loads, there is a fee of $2 per pound. To ensure a smooth process, businesses and individuals with large loads are requested to call ahead to schedule an appointment time. Loads are considered large if they exceed 500 pounds, three drums, or constitute a full truck or trailer. Participants arriving before 4pm may be asked to wait on the side if there is a long line.

This Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Collection event is an excellent opportunity for the community to safely dispose of potentially harmful materials while promoting environmental responsibility.

For more information or to schedule a drop-off appointment for commercial and large loads, please contact the Polk County Recycling Center.

About Polk County Recycling Center

The Polk County Recycling Center, a dual stream source separating facility, is proudly owned and operated by the county. It plays a crucial role in diverting over 3,000,000 pounds of waste annually, preventing it from reaching the landfill. The Polk County Recycling Center offers free 24-hour drop-off bins located in Amery, Balsam Lake, Centuria, Clayton, Clear Lake, Cushing, Frederic, Luck, Milltown, and Osceola. Residents must sort recyclables into three types: bottles and jars, paper, and cardboard. For more information on the 24-hour bins and other scheduled locations, please view the 2024 recycle flyer.

For those with specific items requiring proper disposal, the center offers confidential shredding and accepts appliances, tires, oil filters, electronics, mattress & box springs, bulbs, and latex paint for a nominal fee. The center also freely accepts clothing, scrap metal, Christmas lights, yard waste, antifreeze, motor and cooking oil, printer cartridges, cell phones, propane cylinders under four pounds, auto rechargeable, and button batteries. For a full list of items accepted by the center, view the 2024 recycle flyer.

The Polk County Recycling Center operates from Monday to Thursday, 6:45 am to 4:30 pm, and has extended hours on Fridays from Memorial Day to Labor Day.