What Do I Do With?

Check the list below to see how to get rid of your materials.

All items in an open bed truck/trailer need to be  secured and covered with a tarp.

Aggregate Back to top

We accept Aggregate including, but not limited to:

Asphalt
Brick & Base
Concrete
Crushed Stone
Granite
Gravel

$12.00 minimum charge for 1600 lbs. or less.  If the load exceeds 1600 lbs., you will be charged $15.00/ton.

Please note our tarping policy.

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Ammunition/Explosives Back to top

DO NOT PLACE AMMUNITION OR EXPLOSIVES IN YOUR RECYCLING OR GARBAGE!

Ammunition, flares and other explosive devices and material must be taken to a law enforcement agency.

Call the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Department at (920) 832-5605.

 

Appliances Back to top

We accept Appliances including, but not limited to:

Air Conditioner
Dehumidifier
Dishwasher
Freezer
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stove
Washer/Dryer
Water Cooler/Bubbler
Water Heater

$15.00 each

Please note our tarping policy.

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Asbestos Back to top

Asbestos fibers are known as a human carcinogen. Lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis have been proven to result from asbestos exposure.

Examples of Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) include:
Asphalt Roofing
Gaskets
Packings
Pipe Insulation
Resilient floor covering
Sprayed on fire proofing
Tiled sound insulation materials
Transite© rigid exterior siding and boards

Category I Non-Friable material is pliable (not brittle), breaks by tearing rather than fracturing and does not easily release asbestos fibers upon breaking.

Category II Non-Friable material cannot be crumbled to powder by hand pressure, may not be pliable and may release asbestos fiber upon breaking.

Friable material can be crumbled to a powder by hand pressure, has little structural strength and contains asbestos fibers that are readily released upon breaking.

How can I dispose of Asbestos Containing Material (ACM)?
Facility owners and/or operators involved in demolition and renovation activities are required to inspect the affected facility before attempting to remove any asbestos, file proper notification and handle/dispose of asbestos properly.

Commercial customers are required to provide test data and a manifest to the scale operator when bringing materials to the landfill.

How should I transport Asbestos Containing Material (ACM)?
Category I Non-Friable material may be in bulk covered containers or contained with sheet plastic/tarps to minimize the risk of materials becoming airborne.

Category II Non-Friable material may be transported in bulk covered containers, but must be wetted as needed to control dust and prevent spilling.

Friable Asbestos must be wetted and bagged prior to transport.

Dump Trailers of asbestos containing material will be required to unload in the landfill.

Click here if you have additional questions regarding Asbestos disposal.

Friable Asbestos – $360.50/ton
Non-Friable Asbestos – $65.50/ton

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Asphalt Shingles Back to top

We accept asphalt shingles.

$12.00 minimum charge for 600 lbs or less.  If the load exceeds 600 lbs., you will be charged $35.00/ton. 

Please note our tarping policy.

Enter Gate #3. Use Lane #1.

Batteries Back to top

We accept all batteries at our drop-off location including, but not limited to the following:

Lead Acid Vehicle: Are banned from landfill disposal and MUST be recycled.

Rechargeable: Recycling is highly encouraged.

Alkaline: (single use, non-rechargeable) Are not considered toxic and may also be disposed of in your regular garbage.

Free of charge

Never put batteries in the recycling bin!

For more information on batteries visit the Wisconsin DNR website.

Bulbs/Ballasts Back to top

All fluorescent bulbs, including compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL’s), contain small amounts of mercury.

We accept the following bulbs and ballasts including, but not limited to:

Fluorescent Bulbs
CFL’s – $0.50 each
4 ft. or less – $0.50 each
5 ft. or over – $1.00 each

Ballasts and Miscellaneous Bulbs
 $2.50 each

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Construction/Demolition Back to top

We accept Construction and Demolition Waste including, but not limited to:

Cabinets
Carpet
Countertops
Drywall
Insulation
Plywood
Porcelain
Shingles
Toilet
Vinyl Siding
Windows

$12.00 minimum charge for 600 lbs. or less. If the load exceeds 600 lbs., you will be charged $35.00/ton.

Please note our tarping policy.

Enter Gate #3. Use Lane #1.

Electronics Back to top

We accept the following Electronics banned from landfill disposal from households and public schools:

Cell Phones – Free of Charge
Computer Tower and Laptops – $5.00 each
DVD/VCR/Video Players – Free of Charge
Keyboard/Mice/Speakers/Modems/Other – Free of Charge
Printers, Scanners, Copiers, Fax Machines$5.00 each
Televisions/Monitors (screen size 31” or smaller) – $10.00 each
Televisions/Monitors (screen size 32” or larger) – $20.00 each

For Dismantled or Business Electronics disposal click here.

Wisconsin DNR E-Waste brochure.

Please note our tarping policy.

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Fire Extinguishers Back to top

We accept Fire Extinguishers at our hazardous waste collections.

Hazardous Waste Back to top

The Hazardous Waste Collection Program allows Outagamie County residents, including all of Appleton and New London, to dispose of their hazardous materials safely and properly free of charge.

Click here for 2016 collection dates/times and to schedule an appointment.

If you have immediate disposal needs November through April, you may take your hazardous materials directly to the Brown County Hazardous Waste Facility free of charge.  Call (920) 492-4950 for program details.

ACCEPTABLE ITEMS

Automotive:
Gasoline/Fuel Additives
(NO ON-SITE DUMPING OF GAS)
Brake, Starter & Transmission Fluids
Engine Oil/Anti-Freeze
Lead Acid Batteries
Cleaners:
Drain & Oven Cleaners
Pool Chemicals
Household Cleaners
Polishes & Aerosols
Miscellaneous:
Oil & Lead Paints
Varnish/Stains
Paint Thinners/Strippers
Spray Paints/Adhesives
Wood Preservatives
Kerosene
Mercury
Garden & Lawn Care:
Herbicides/Insecticides
Fungicides/Pesticides
Weed Killer
Poisons

 

Business Hazardous Waste Disposal
We do not accept business hazardous waste. Click here to for business hazardous waste disposal instructions.

Holiday Lights/Extension Cords Back to top

We accept Strings of Lights and Extension Cords our drop-off location.

Do not put in your curbside recycling bin.

Free of Charge.

Household Garbage Back to top

We accept Household Garbage including, but not limited to:

Carpet
Diapers
Dishes
Food
Furniture
Mattresses
Pet Waste
Styrofoam

$12.00 minimum charge for 600 lbs. or less. If the load exceeds 600 lbs., you will be charged $35.00/ton.

Please note our tarping policy.

Enter Gate #3. Use Lane #1.

Medications Back to top

Pharmaceutical waste poses a significant environmental risk, especially to our drinking water. Studies conducted throughout the country have uncovered many of these drugs in our drinking water, and the negative effects of these substances on the general population are only now beginning to be studied and understood.

Click here for drop-off locations.

Guidelines:
For residents ONLY! No clinic, hospital or business disposal.

Empty all pills into a sandwich sized, sealable bag.
Keep all liquids, creams and powders in original containers.
Recycle empty pill bottles & paper boxes at home.
Discard all plastic caps in the garbage.

ACCEPTABLE ITEMS
Unused/expired prescription medication
Over the counter medication
Pet medications
Inhalers

icon-not UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS
No sharps, such as needles and syringes
No hazardous or biological waste
No mercury products
No electronics glucose monitoring devices

Learn how to reduce pharmaceutical waste in your home by visiting the Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center’s website.

Needles/Sharps Back to top

DO NOT PLACE SHARPS IN YOUR RECYCLING OR GARBAGE!

To reduce public health risks such as accidental needle sticks, Wisconsin law requires all citizens to manage needles, lancets and syringes safely. It is illegal to put sharps in your recycling or garbage.

Used and unused sharps must be placed in an acceptable sharps container and taken to a registered collection facility. For current drop-off locations, please check the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website or visit Outagamie County Public Health.

Paint Back to top

Latex Paint
Latex paint is not hazardous since it is made from water.  If the ingredient list on the can states that water is present or the directions say to “clean brushes with soap and water”, it is latex paint. Consider donating usable paint to friends, neighbors, theater groups or housing assistance organizations.

Latex paint disposal instructions:
For small amounts: remove the lid and let dry in the can. Stir the paint occasionally to speed dry.
For large amounts: line a box with a plastic bag. Place an absorbent material (kitty litter, sawdust, shredded newspaper) on bottom, pour a layer of paint and repeat as necessary. Dispose of the dried paint and dry cans in the regular trash.

Once the paint and empty cans are dry, dispose of them in the regular garbage.

Oil and Lead Based Paint
If the paint can says oil based, flammable, combustible or “contains petroleum distillates”, it is an oil based paint and requires disposal at a hazardous waste collection. Lead based paints are less common and are noticeably heavier than other paint cans.  These paints should be disposed of at a hazardous waste collection.

 

Plastic Bags Back to top

Plastic bags are NOT accepted through the Outagamie County recycling program. Plastic bags and other film plastics wrap around the sorting equipment and cause maintenance issues.

Click on the picture below to find a local grocery or retail store .

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Propane Tanks Back to top

We accept the following empty tanks free of charge:
1 lb. Propane cylinders
Acetylene tanks
Argon tanks
Chlorine tanks
Oxygen tanks

20 lb. Propane tanks – $5.00 each

Tanks and cylinders must be empty, and remove the valves if possible.

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Recreational Items/Vehicles Back to top

We accept Recreational Items/Vehicles including, but not limited to:

Boats
Campers
Hot Tubs
Mobile Homes

Remove motor, gas and reserve tank. Pull drain plug and remove all liquids. Appliances must be removed before disposal. Septic and water tanks must be empty.

$12.00 minimum charge for 600 lbs. or less. If the load exceeds 600 lbs., you will be charged $35.00/ton.

Enter Gate #3. Use Lane #1.

Recyclables Back to top

We accept recyclables in our curbside collection program and at our drop-off site, free of charge.

Enter Gate #3. Use Lane #2.

PAPER PLASTIC METAL & GLASS
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ACCEPTABLE ITEMS:
Cardboard & Paperboard
Cereal & Cracker Boxes
Milk, Juice & Soup Cartons
Newspapers & Inserts
Phonebooks & Books
Magazines & Catalogs
Junk Mail & Office Paper
ACCEPTABLE ITEMS:
All Plastic Bottles & Containers:
Soda, Water & Other Drink Bottles
Dairy Containers & Lids
Food & Household Bottles
Jars & Jugs
Produce, Bakery & Deli Containers
ACCEPTABLE ITEMS:
Aluminum Bottles & Cans
Empty Aerosol Cans
Food & Beverage Glass Bottles & Jars
Steel, Tin & Bi-metal Cans
icon-not UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS:
No Paper Contaminated
by Food or Grease
No Tissue
No Gift Wrap
icon-not UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS:
No Plastic Bags, Wrap or Film
No Motor Oil Bottles
No Styrofoam
icon-not UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS:
No Aluminum Pans or Foil
No Empty Paint Cans
GUIDELINES:
Cut cardboard to no larger than 2’ x 2’
Place shredded paper in paper bag;
secure and label
GUIDELINES:
Empty & rinse all bottles & containers
Remove and discard all screw caps
GUIDELINES:
Empty & rinse all bottles & containers
Remove and discard all screw caps

Click for Hmong and Spanish Recycling Guidelines.

Scrap Metal Back to top

We accept Scrap Metal including, but not limited to:

Aluminum Siding
Bed Frames
Bicycles
Car Parts (fluids removed)
Cast Iron
Grills
Gutters
Lawn Mowers (fluids removed)
Snow Blower (fluids removed)
Swing Sets
Toasters
Vacuums
Wheelbarrows

Free of charge

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Smoke Alarms Back to top

Smoke alarms have a 10-year life span. Many alarms contain small amounts of radiation. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends returning alarms to the manufacturer for proper disposal. A manufacturer’s address is usually listed on the warranty, the user’s manual or on the original box. Return policies may differ among manufacturers, so calling ahead is suggested.

Click below for information on mail back programs.

http://www.brkelectronics.com
http://www.firstalert.com/contact-us

If you are unable to use a mail back option, you may throw the alarm in your regular garbage.

Special Waste Back to top

Certain materials require special handling and/or special disposal methods. A material may be considered special waste due its concentration, or physical, chemical, or biological characteristics.

Special Waste includes, but is not limited to:

Auto Shredder Fluff
Contaminated Soils
Foundry Sand
Grits/Screenings
Incinerator Ash
Municipal and Domestic Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Sludges
Pit Waste/Cleanout
Septic Tank Pumpings

A special waste application along with analytical testing is required prior to disposal of these wastes.

Contact us for additional information or to request a special waste application.

Tires Back to top

We accept the following:

Tire 18″ or less – $3.00 each
Tire 19″ or more – $5.00 each
Tire 5 or more total tires – $175.00/ton

Rims are allowed.

Please note our tarping policy.

Enter Gate #3. Use Lane #1.

Bike tires, cow mats, shredded tires, chained tires, snowmobile/ATV tracks may be disposed of in your regular garbage.

Waste Oil/Oil Filters Back to top

Used oil is a valuable, reusable material. It never wears out – it just gets dirty. Used oil and filters brought to a collection site will be recycled and re-refined into clean motor oil or used as an alternative energy source.

We accept used engine oil and filters from households at any of our drop-off sites.
Business or factory farm waste oil & filters are not accepted.

Guidelines:
Use a dirt-free container with a leak-proof lid.
Do not use containers that previously held household chemicals, such as cleaners, solvents, fuel (gasoline), paint or bleach.
Do not mix with solvents or other material such as anti-freeze.  Mixed oils are considered hazardous waste.
Free of Charge.

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Wood Waste Back to top

We accept Wood Waste including, but not limited to:

Dimensional Lumber (2 x 4’s, 2 x 6’s etc)
Doors
OSB
Pallets
Particle Board
Wooden Crates/Boxes

$12.00 minimum charge for 600 lbs. or less. If the load exceeds 600 lbs., you will be charged $22.00/ton.

Please note our tarping policy.

Enter Gate #3. Use Lane #1.

Yard Waste Back to top

Yard waste was banned from Wisconsin landfill disposal in the early 1990s.  Certain plants classified by the DNR as invasive species need to be separated from other yard waste. Please click the link above for a complete listing prior to mixing your yard waste together.

We accept Yard Waste including, but not limited to:

Branches – less than 6” diameter
Brush
Grass Clippings
Hay/Straw
Leaves
Shrubs
$12.00 minimum charge for 1,000 lbs. or less. If the load exceeds 1,000 lbs., you will be charged $22.00/ton.

Clean Dirt/Soil
Invasive Species Plants
Sand
Sod
Stumps

$12.00 minimum charge for 600 lbs. or less. If the load exceeds 600 lbs., you will be charged $35.00/ton.

Please note our tarping policy.

Enter Gate #3. Use Lane #1.