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Alternative Disposal Options to Clean Sweep and What to Do With Items That Cannot be Taken During the Clean Sweep

Sauk County residents with unused chemicals, paint, waste motor oil, or medications can dispose of them in a safe and environmentally sound manner at a Hazardous Clean Sweep Program.  This program is held annually which can leave Sauk County residents holding onto their waste for up to months at a time.  This list of alternative disposal methods is for county residents to use as a resource tool when looking for disposal methods for waste.

The Sauk County Conservation, Planning and Zoning Department does not endorse or recommend any businesses on the list.  The alternative disposal list is provided as a service to the residents.  To be added or removed from the list contact Gail Greve at 355-3245 or at ggreve@co.sauk.wi.us

* Denotes there is a charge for this service.  Please call the vender for pricing.

Municipality Disposal Method
Municipality Disposal Method
Aerosol Cans
 
  • Partially full or full - BRING TO: Clean Sweep
  • Empty - Remove and trash the caps and nozzles, place the empty can in your recycling
Ammunition, Explosives and Fireworks
 
  • Baraboo Police Department, (608) 355-2720, Will only accept fireworks and ammunition
  • Reedsburg Police Department, (608) 524-2376, Will only accept fireworks and ammunition
  • Sauk County Sheriff’s Office, (608)356-4895, Will only accept fireworks and ammunition
  • Sauk Prairie , (608)643-2427,  Will only accept ammunition
  • Dane County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad Technician, (608)255-2345, Will assist Sauk County Sheriff’s Department with all explosives
Antifreeze
 

At Home Antifreeze Disposal: Flush less than one gallon at a time down a home drain (toilet or washtub) if connected to municipal sewer system.  Dilute.  Septic system users should flush very small quantities only- less than one quart per day.  For advice on disposing of larger quantities, contact your local sewer district.

Baraboo
  • Kruse Motor Sales, 515 Broadway, Baraboo, WI (608)356-4919
Reedsburg
  • Fedderly Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Inc., 2500 Main Street, Reedsburg, WI (608)524-4112
  • Hartje’s Farm & Tire Center, S1428A Hwy 33, La Valle, WI (608)985-8124
  • JH Automotive Unlimited, Inc., E7518 South Ave, Reedsburg, WI (608) 524-4743 *
 
Appliances
 
  • Best Buy*, (608) 829-1188 or (608) 242-0701  Will take up to two TV unites or two appliances from your home which do not include internal & external hard drives, console TVs or TVs and monitors larger than 32”, electronics containing Freon, like mini refrigerators or air conditioners*
  • Columbia County Recycling Center*, W7465 Hwy 16, Pardeeville, WI (608)742-6651*
  • Resource Solution Corp., located in Madison is a good source for recycling computers, monitors, printers, scrap metal, etc.  Most items taken free of charge.  They also take scrap metal and have dumpster rental service. Go to www.recyclethatstuff.com for more information
  • Waste Management, S2439 County Rd BD, Baraboo, 355-6309
Baraboo
  • Dave Caflisch, Baraboo, WI (608) 393-2535
  • Ironman Metals, 818 8th Street, Baraboo, WI (920)210-7000. Every Thursday from Noon- 4PM and Saturday from 9AM-Noon
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society, 100 South Blvd, Baraboo, WI (608)356-4649.  Wil only take electric appliances, no gas appliances, and must be in working condition. 
Spring Green/Plain
  • Waste Drop Off Site, E4411 Kennedy Rd, Spring Green, WI 53588, (608)588-3235*
Reedsburg
  • Helping Hands Recycling, (608)213-8629- Drop off by appointment ONLY! Fees may apply.  Check www.helpinghandsrecycling.com for details*
  • Resale Beyond the Expected, (608) 524-8757.  Appliances must be in good working condition. 
  • St Vincent de Paul Society, (608)524-7714
  • Peterson’s Sanitation, (608) 524-6603
Sauk Prairie
  • Consumers Cooperative Oil Company, 740 Phillips Blvd, Sauk City, WI (608) 643-3301, Large appliances only*
  • Mike’s Disposal, LLC., (608) 643-8760
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society, 815 19th Street, Prairie du Sac, WI (608) 643-8905
Wisconsin Dells
  • The Scrap Man, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965, (608) 408-0618*
  • St Vincent de Paul Society, (608) 254-4011
Asbestos
 
  • Veolia Environmental Services, 1-800-367-2860*
  • Onyx Electronics Recycling, Port Washington, WI (262)243-8900
  • Waste Management, S2439 County Rd BD, Baraboo, 355-6309
Batteries, Lead/Acid (automotive type)
Baraboo
  • Auto Seconds, LLC, US Hwy 12, North Freedom, WI (608) 643-6571
  • Farm & Fleet of Baraboo, 1100 South Blvd.  (608) 356-7736
  • Ironman Metals, 818 8th Street, Baraboo (920)210-7000, Every Thursday from Noon-4PM and Saturday from 9AM-Noon
  • Kruse Motor Sales, 515 Broadway, Baraboo, WI (608)356-4919
  • Pit Stop Auto Care, 307 South Blvd., Baraboo, WI (608)355-1924
Reedsburg
  • Den Mar Service, 137 N Main Street, Lime Ridge, WI (608)986-2121
  • Douglas American Car Care, 850 Viking Drive, Reedsburg, WI (608)524-2234
  • Fedderly Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Inc., 2500 Main Street, Reedsburg, WI (608)524-4112
  • Hartje’s Farm Home & Tire Center, S1428A Hwy 33, La Valle, WI (608)985-8124
  • Helping Hands Recycling in Reedsburg, (608) 213-8629 or www.helpinghandsrecycling.com Please call for sites and disposal days*
  • JH Automotive Unlimited, Inc., E7518 South Ave, Reedsburg, WI (608)524-4743
  • Steve’s Auto & Truck, 60 W Main St, Reedsburg, WI (608)524-3425
  • Sullivans Two of Reedsburg, 81 West Main St, Reedsburg, WI (608)448-3551
Sauk Area
  • McFarlanes', 780 Carolina Street, Sauk City, WI (608)643-3321
  • Midway Oil Co, Inc, 105 Water Street, Prairie du Sac, WI (608)643-3927
  • Peterson’s Auto Parts, 505 Water Street, Sauk City, WI (608)643-3329
Spring Green/Plain
  • Car Quest, E4783 Us 14 & 61, Spring Green, WI (608) 588-2382
  • George’s Auto Body, 127 S. Wood St, Spring Green,WI (608) 588-2320
  • Nachreiner Auto Care, 1125 Wachter Ave, Plain, WI (608) 546-2382
  • Plain Public Works, (608)546-6551.  ** Plain residents only.
Batteries, Rechargeable
 
  • Home Depot, Commerce St, Wis. Dells, WI (608) 253-5641
  • RadioShack, 404 Oak St, Baraboo, WI (608) 356-6666
Batteries, Alkaline (button batteries, single use and other disposables)
 
  • www.Earth911.com to find mail-in programs
  • Waste Management, https://www.wm.com/residential/recycle-by-mail.jsp
  • Klinkner Electronics, (608) 643- 6908. ** Will accept electronic batteries.
Carpet
 
  • Sergenian's, 2001 Fish Hatchery Rd, Madison (608) 273-6361
  • H&R Carpets, 608 East Main Street, Waunakee (608) 849-7482
  • Reynolds Urethane Recycling, 8417 Murphy Drive, Middleton (608) 831-4244
Cars
 
Cell Phones
 
  • Best Buy, www.bestbuy.com for details and locations
  • FedEx, Contact your local FedEx delivery representative
  • Wal-Mart, Contact your local Wal-Mart
Baraboo
  • Cell Plus, 906 Hwy 12, Ste 102, Baraboo, 356-9380 or 332 Hwy.13, Wisconsin Dells, (608)253-9380
  • Kaul Communication System, 550 Sunrise Drive, Spring Green (608)588-2025
  • Radio Shack, 404 Oak St, Baraboo, WI (608)355-6666
  • Sauk County Aging & Disability Resource Center, 505 Broadway, Baraboo, WI (608) 355-3289
  • Sauk County Sheriff’s Department, 1300 Lange Ct, Baraboo, WI (608) 355-3207
  • US  Cellular, 615 State Rd 136, Baraboo, WI (608) 355-9977
Reedsburg
  • Helping Hands Recycling, www.helpinghandsrecycling.com or Dave at (608) 213-8629
  • Pro Cellular Wireless Communications, 117 E Main St., Reedsburg, WI (608) 524-5000
  • Radio Shack, 275 E Main Street, Reedsburg, WI  (608)524-2049
Sauk Area
  • Klinkner Electronics, 1800 North Street, Prairie du Sac, (608)643-6908
  • Pro Motions Cellular,  730 Phillips Blvd, Sauk City, (608)643-3356
Demolition Materials/Shingle Recycling
 
  • 2nd Season Recycling, 2159 Range Trail, Verona, WI (608) 848-4400 or 2ndseasonrecycling.com for details*
  • Columbia County Recycling Center, W7465 Hwy 16, Pardeeville, WI (608)742-6651
  • La Crosse County Solid Waste Department, -- Shingles only (608)785-9999, Shingles only
  • Peterson's Sanitation, 1640 Maple Street, Reedsburg, WI (608)524-6603
  • Rooftop Recycling, LLC,Shingles only. W8215 US Hwy 18, Cambridge, WI (262) 723-2547
  • Royal Container & Recycling, 4197 Reardon Rd, DeForest, (608) 509-9198.  See website for details: www.royalcontainer.com
  • Symmetry Recycling, 4709 Dutch Mill Rd, Madison, WI(608)239-0898*
  • Waste Management, S2439 County Rd BD, Baraboo, 355-6309
 
Electronics and Computers
 
Fire Extinguishers
 
  • At home: Discharge then recycle metal.  If filled with MAP you can discharge in garden or lawn as MAP acts as a fertilizer.
  • Cintas Fire Protection, in Madison(call first);  (608) 241-1993
  • Fire & Safety II, Inc., (608) 356-6861
Furniture
 
  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 1212 8th Street, Baraboo, (608) 356-0332.  Tables, cahirs, stools and TV stands in good condition. 
  •  Tim’s Trucking, 875 17th Street, Prairie du Sac, WI, 643-8760, Please call for prices and delivery times.
  • Columbia County Landfill & Recycling Center*, W7465 Hwy 16, Pardeeville, 742-6651, Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:00 and 1st Saturday of every month, 8:00-12:00. Please call for prices.
  • Waste Management, S2439 Highway BD, Baraboo (608)355-6309  Mon-Fri 8:30-4:00
Latex Paint
 

At home disposal methods:

  • Return it: If you have a full unopened can of a stock color (not custom tinted paint) check with your dealer or retailer to see if you can return it for a refund.
  • Use it up: The best thing to do with usable Latex paint is to use it up.  Apply a second coat or touch up area that needs improvement.
  • Share it:  If you cannot use leftover Latex paint try to share it with a neighbor, friend, or community group.  Make sure that any product you provide is in the original container with the label intact and not contaminated with other products.
  • Evaporate it:  Latex paint products cannot be disposed of in liquid form in most landfills.  Unusable Latex paint can be safely disposed of by allowing the liquid to evaporate.  When the paint has hardened completely, it may be placed in the regular trash.
  • To evaporate small amounts of Latex paint:
    1. Move paint container to a sheltered, secure outdoor area away from flames, children and pets.  Locked screen porches and balconies work well.  Some old Latex paint contains mercury so it is important to dry out paint in a safe, well-ventilated area.
    2. Remove the lid and let paint dry in the can.  Stirring the paint occasionally will speed up the drying process.
    3. Discard the can of dried paint in the trash.  Leave lid off can so the trash collector can see that the paint is dry.
  • To evaporate larger amounts of Latex paint: 
    1. Line a medium-size cardboard box with a heavy plastic trash bag, and place it in a secure, well-ventilated area away from flames, children and pets.
    2. Pour Latex paint into the lined cardboard box. 
    3. Add an equal amount of kitty litter or oil dry.
    4. Mix the paint and dry material by stirring with a stick.  Stirring the mixture every few days will speed up the drying process.
    5. When the mixture is hard and dry, remove the bag from the box and place it in the trash.
  • Advanced Waste Services, 1126 S 70th Street, Milwaukee, WI (414)475-3100
  • Waste Management, S2439 County Rd BD, Baraboo, 355-6309
Light Bulbs
Pardeeville
  • Columbia County Recycling Center, W7465 Hwy 16, Pardeeville, WI (608)742-6651*
  • Waste Management, S2439 County Rd BD, Baraboo, 355-6309
Baraboo
  • Action Electric,  Baraboo, WI (608) 356-5778
  • Farm & Fleet of Baraboo, 1100 South Blvd., Baraboo, WI (608) 356-7736*
  • Menard’s, Baraboo,WI  (CFL’s) (608) 355-0161 (fluorescent tubes up to 4’)*
Reedsburg
  • Helping Hands Recycling, Reedsburg, WI (608) 213-8629 or www.helpinghandsrecycling.com (CFL’s & fluorescent tubes)
  • Martens Reedsburg True Value, Reedsburg, WI (608)524-8999 (CFL’s)
  • Reedsburg Hardware, Reedsburg, WI (608) 524-6410 (CFL’s).  Will only accept bulbs if purchasing new ones in exchange.
Sauk Prairie
  • Ace Hardware- Sauk Prairie, Sauk City, WI (608)643-2433 (CFL’s)
  • McFarlanes' True Value, Sauk City, WI (608) 643-3321 (CFL’s)
Spring Green/Plain
  • Ederers Do IT Best, Plain, WI  (608)546-3308 (CFL’s)
Wisconsin Dells
  • The Scrap Man, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965, (608) 408-0618*
Medical Waste (sharps and infectious waste)
 
  • Dean Clinic- Lake Delton, (608) 254-5400.  Must be in approved container. 
  • Reedsburg Area Medical Center (608)524-6487, Must be in approved container.  Container may be purchased at RAMC *
  • Reedsburg Police Department, (608) 524-2376
  • St Clare Hospital (608)356-1400, Must be in approved container which can be purchased at front desk of hospital.*
  • Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital (608)643-3311, Sharps will be accepted in the ER- Must be in an approved sharps container which can be picked up at ER free of charge
Oil, (automotive waste oil)
Baraboo
  • Jim’s Truck & Auto Repair, 325 Lynn St, Baraboo, WI (608)356-7161
  • Kruse Motor Sales, 515 Broadway, Baraboo, WI (608)356-4919
  • Pit Stop Auto Care, 307 South Blvd., Baraboo, WI (608)355-1924
Sauk Prairie
  • Midway Oil Co, Inc, 105 Water Street, Prairie du Sac, WI (608)643-3927
Oil, Cooking (animal fat, solid vegetable-based oils, greases and lard)
 

Solidify by freezing or mixing with Oil Dry ® or shredded paper, and place in plastic bag for disposal in your trash

Oil Filters
 
  • Douglas American Car Care,  850 Viking Drive, Reedsburg, WI (608) 524-2234
  • Hartje’s Home & Tire Center,  S1428A Hwy 33, Baraboo, WI  (608)985-8124
  • JH Automotive Unlimited, Inc., E7518 South Ave, Reedsburg, WI (608) 524-4743
  • Jim’s Truck & Auto Repair, 325 Lynn St, Baraboo, WI (608)356-7161
  • Kruse Motor Sales, 515 Broadway, Baraboo, WI (608)356-4919
  • Midway Oil Co., Inc., 105 Water St, Prairie du Sace, WI (608) 643-3927
  • Pit Stop Auto Care, 307 South Blvd., Baraboo, WI (608) 355-1924
  • Steve’s Auto & Truck, 60 W Main St, Reedsburg, WI (608) 524-3425
  • Sullivan's Two of Reedsburg, 81 W Main St, Reedsburg WI (608) 448-3551
  • The Scrap Man, Wisconsin Dells, WI  53965 (608) 408-0618
Pharmaceuticals/Unwanted Medications
 
  • MedDrop, A free service available to all Wisconsin residents.  For next scheduled drop, please visit www.meddropdane.org
  • Baraboo Police Department (608)355-2720
  • Lake Delton Police Department (608)254-7571
  • Reedsburg Police Department (608)524-2376
  • Sauk County Sheriff’s Department (608)356-4895
  • Sauk Prairie Police Department (608)643-2427
  • Wisconsin Dells Police Department (608)253-1611
     
Propane Cylinders
 
  • AmeriGas,  Baraboo, WI (608)356-6647 Accept only 5-100 lbs. tanks. *
  • Frontier FS Co-Operative, Spring Green, WI (608) 588-7239
Smoke Alarms
 
  • PKK Lighting in Middleton. These CANNOT be landfilled because of the radioactive material in them.  Please call Rick Portz at (608) 836-7821 for more information
  • Smoke alarms that contain a small amount of radioactive material will be labeled and should be returned to manufacturer for disposal.  Otherwise smoke detectors may be disposed in the trash.
  • Return to manufacturer - The majority of smoke detectors sold in the United States are made by First Alert and the Kidde Corporation. They will recycle them if you return them at your expense and pay $1.00 for a disposal fee.  In order to use their system, you must call them at 1-800-323-9005 (First Alert) or 1-800-880-6788 (Kidde) and set up an account to pay either by credit card or check. Many other smoke detectors are made by a Canadian firm called American Sensors.  You can contact them at 1-800-387-4219 for information. Both First Alert and American Sensors sell detectors under many different brand names, and can dispose of any of them.
Tires
 
  • Columbia County Recycling Center, W7465 Hwy 16, Pardeeville, WI (608)742-6651*
  • Waste Management, S2439 County Rd BD, Baraboo, 355-6309
Baraboo
  • Baraboo Custom Lube & Wash,     815 South Blvd., Baraboo, WI (608)355-9274 *
  • Farm & Fleet of Baraboo, 1100 South Blvd.  (608) 356-7736*
  • Jim’s Truck & Auto Repair, 325 Lynn St, Baraboo, WI (608)356-7161 *
  • Kruse Motor Sales,515 Broadway, Baraboo, WI (608)356-4919*
  • Pit Stop Auto Care,   307 South Blvd., Baraboo, WI (608)355-1924 *
Plain/Spring Green
  • George's Auto Body, 127 S wood St, Spring Green, WI (608) 588-2320
Reedsburg
  • Douglas American Car Care, 850 Viking Drive, Reedsburg, WI (608)524-2234 * $3/tire fee applies
  • Fedderly Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Inc., 2500 Main Street, Reedsburg, WI (608)524-4112 *
  • Hartje’s Farm Home & Tire Center,  S1428A Hwy 33, La Valle, WI (608)985-8124 *
  • JH Automotive Unlimited, Inc.,  E7518 South Ave, Reedsburg, WI (608)524-4743 *
  • Jake’s Reedsburg Salvage, Reedsburg, WI (608) 524-3612*
  • Loren’s Repair, LLC, S9004 Valley View Rd, Loganville, WI (608)546-2110*
  • Steve’s Auto & Truck, 60 W Main St, Reedsburg, WI (608)524-3425 *
  • Sullivans Two of Reedsburg, 81 West Main St, Reedsburg, WI (608)448-3551 *
Sauk Prairie
  • McFarlanes', 1259 Sauk City (608)643-3321 (large truck tires)*
  • Midway Oil Co, Inc., 105 Water Street, Prairie du Sac, WI (608)643-3927 *
Wisconsin Dells
  • The Scrap Man, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965, (608) 408-0618*
Yard Waste and Recyclables
 

Contact your local municipality for their regulations and compost sites.

***** Anything Else *****
 
  • Call 1-800-RECYCLING or visit www.1800recycling.com for other resources
  • Habitat for Humanity Sauk/Columbia Area ReStore, (608)356-0332 or http://www.restore-sca.org/ for a list of accecpted items