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Dunn County 2017 Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Thanks to the Wisconsin Clean Sweep Grant, Dunn County’s 2017 Hazardous Waste Collection Event will be held for two days in April and two days in September! April’s event will be held Wednesday, April 26th at the Dunn County Highway Shop – Boyceville, and Thursday, April 27th at the Dunn County Transfer Station & Recycling Center in Menomonie. September’s event will be held Wednesday, September 13th at the Colfax Fairgrounds, and Thursday, September 14th at the Dunn County Transfer Station & Recycling Center in Menomonie. The collection events are open to households, farms, and VSQG businesses. Hazardous materials will be accepted on these dates only, so participation is highly encouraged.

 

 

Hazardous waste poses a danger to people, animals, and our environment. Inappropriate storage or disposal of such materials can cause poisonings, groundwater contamination, and even fires. Appropriate items for the collection events include: automotive, garden, garage, workshop or household products labeled toxic, caustic, poisonous, flammable, etc. For an expanded list of hazardous materials, please visit the Dunn County Solid Waste & Recycling Division’s Hazardous Waste webpage at www.co.dunn.wi.us/hazardouswaste.   

 

Alkaline batteries and propane or helium gas cylinders will be accepted and recycled for free during this Hazardous Waste Collection Event! Other gases may incur a fee.

 

When and Where:

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 (New Location!)

Dunn County Highway Shop- Boyceville
1220 State Road 79, Boyceville, WI

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm for Households,

VSQG Businesses, and Farms

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Dunn County Transfer Station & Recycling Center

E3900 Hwy 29, Menomonie, WI

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm for VSQG Businesses

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm for Farms

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm for Households

 

PRE-REGISTRATION FOR VSQG BUSINESSES AND FARMS REQUIRED

All VSQG businesses and farms must pre-register by Friday April 21, 2017. Pre-registration can be done online using the fillable Business & Farm Registration Form found under the Hazardous Waste page at www.co.dunn.wi.us/hazardouswaste or by calling the Solid Waste & Recycling Division office at 715-232-4017.  When registering, please be prepared with detailed information regarding the types of materials you are bringing and their respective quantities.

 

COSTS

VSQG Businesses – Costs for qualified businesses considered to be Very Small Quantity Generators (VSQG) will be 25% to 65% less than on-site collection by a licensed hazardous waste hauler. To be considered a VSQG business, no more than 220 pounds of hazardous waste can be generated in a given month and no more than 2,205 pounds of hazardous waste can be stored at any time in a given year at your facility.

 

Households and Farms – There is no charge for household or farm hazardous wastes except for latex paints, which are not covered by the Clean Sweep Grant. Costs for latex paints are: $1 (pint), $2 (quart), $4 (gallon), $20 (five-gallons). The charge is based upon the size of the container, not the amount of paint remaining in the container, so consolidate and save money. Tip: If your latex paint has been dried completely, it can be disposed of in the trash.

                                                           

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Photo caption: Merien DeRaad and John Reneau prepare antifreeze for recycling during the 2016 Fall Hazardous Waste Collection Event at the Dunn County Transfer Station & Recycling Center.

 

 

For more information contact:
Amanda Haffele
Dunn County Recycling Specialist

Dunn County Solid Waste & Recycling Division

800 Wilson Ave. Room 235
Menomonie, WI 54751

715-232-4017

 

 

 

 

 

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