The following information is being provided for guidance on proper disposal methods of various materials.  If you have an item not mentioned, please contact the Hazardous Waste and Recycling Program at 920.849.1442.


Appliance Recycling and Disposal

Appliances including air conditioners, boilers, washers and dryers, dehumidifiers, dishwashers, freezers, furnaces, microwaves, ovens, refrigerators, stoves and water heaters have all been banned from Wisconsin landfills since 1991.  The easiest way to dispose of old appliances is to get them hauled away when your new ones arrives.  Disposal locations:



Household disposable batteries are classified as non-hazardous and can be disposed of in your garbage carts.  Alkaline batteries contain important metals that can be recycled.  There are very few local placed where Alkaline batteries can be dropped off for recycling so mail in option are:


Electronic Recycling

Electronics must be recycled and dropped off at an E-Waste collector.  Items will not be picked up with regular garbage per Wisconsin State Law.  Items to e-cycle include but not limited to such as Cell phones, computers, monitors, TVs, laptops, printers, copiers, fax machines, DVD and VCR players, other video display devices, keyboards and mice, ink cartridges and speakers.  

      • Best Buy locations - All Best Buy stores accept electronics with restrictions
      • Wisconsin DNR - Listing of E-Waste Collectors and Recycles


Fluorescent Light Bulb

All fluorescent bulbs, including compact fluorescent bulbs contain a small amount of mercury.  Tube type fluorescent bulbs and CFL's may be brought to:

      • Batteries Plus Locations and Menards Locations(Accepts Fluorescent tubes and CFL's)
      • New Holstein True Value, Lowe's Locations, Home Depot Locations, Ace Hardware Locations, (CFL's only)


Latex and Water Base Paints

To dispose of latex paint, please consider giving usable paint to friends, neighbors, theater groups or housing assistance organizations.  If you must dispose of latex paint:

      • For small amounts: Remove the lid and let dry in the can.  Occasionally stir the paint.
      • For larger amounts: Mix with some kitty liter, sawdust, shredded newspaper to absorb the paint.  Or spread layers on a piece of cardboard then throw it away in the garbage.
      • Any oil based or lead based paints should be taken to a hazardous waste collection


Medical Sharps

Wisconsin law requires all citizens to safely manage needles, lancets and syringes.  It is illegal to put sharps in the trash or with recyclables.  Medical sharps are accepted at: 

      • Calumet County Health Department, 206 Court Street, Chilton, WI 53014   Phone 920.849.1432
      • Aurora Health Center - Kiel, 1001 Service Rd., Kiel, WI 53042   Phone 92.894.4370
      • Safe Needle Disposal


Motor Oil, Filters & Absorbents

      • O'Reilly Auto Parts, 1112 E. Chestnut St., Chilton, WI 53014   Phone 920.849.7252
      • Advanced Auto Parts, 2795 Eastern Ave., Plymouth, WI 53073  Phone 920.892-2560
      • AutoZone Auto Parts, 1516 N. 13th St., Sheboygan, WI 53081   Phone 920.451.6988
      • Chilton Walmart Super Store, 810 S. Irish Rd., Chilton, WI 53014   Phone 920.849.9551 



Tires are banned from Wisconsin landfills.  Tires can be disposed of at: