Ammunition, Explosives & Marine Flares

Ammunition, explosives and marine flares can be disposed at the Brown County Sheriffs Office.  Some local firearms dealers will also take ammunition for safe disposal - call ahead for program details.  Do not put ammunition, explosives or marine flares in your garbage or recycling bins.

Antifreeze

Used Antifreeze from in-county household sources is accepted as a recycled material.  No oil or other contaminants.  User must pour materials into a collection tank.  Fees apply.

Appliances

Freon and non-Freon appliances from in-county household sources are accepted as recycled materials.  Acceptable appliances include: Air conditioners, dehumidifiers, freezers, refrigerators, microwaves, dishwashers, furnaces/boilers, stoves/ovens, washers/dryers, and water heaters.  Fees apply.  Contact us to inquire about other appliances. 

Asbestos

Asbestos cannot be handled through the Winnebago County Solid Waste Transfer Station.  It is accepted at the Outagamie County Landfill

Asphalt Shingles

Shingles are accepted as general trash.  Fees apply.

Batteries

Lead-acid batteries (automotive, marine, etc.) from in-county household sources are accepted as drop-off, recycled materials.  Fees apply. 

 

Rechargeable and lithium batteries from in-county household sources are accepted for free.  Tape the terminals prior to dropping them off.  Single-use alkaline batteries (the more common household AAA, AA, C, D, 9-v, etc.) are not  considered hazardous and should be placed in the trash.

Bicycles

Bicycles are accepted as scrap metal.  Fees apply.

Biohazard & Medical Waste

Biohazard waste/medical waste cannot be handled through the Winnebago County Solid Waste Transfer Station.  LRI, a special waste handler in Green Bay, accepts biohazard/medical wastes for disposal and services all of Northeast Wisconsin.

Boats

Boats cannot be handled through the Winnebago County Solid Waste Transfer Station.  They are accepted at the Outagamie County Landfill.

Brush & Yard Waste

Brush (smaller than 6-inch diameter), lawn clippings, leaves, garden debris and non-contaminated wood chips are accepted as recycled materials.  No plastic bags allowed.  No stumps, sod/soil, gravel, rocks or large pieces of firewood.  Fees apply.

Bulbs & Ballasts

Bulbs from in-county household sources are accepted as recycled materials.  Limit 25 per customer per day.  Fees apply. 

 

Ballasts from in-county household sources are accepted at the Household Hazardous Materials Facility. 

 

Bulbs and ballasts sourced from commercial buildings, schools, businesses or contracted service providers are not accepted at this facility.  A local disposal option for commercial sourced bulbs and ballasts is LRI

Bulky Items

Some bulky items such as furniture, beds, hot tubs, and bathroom fixtures are accepted.  Fees apply.  If you have a bulky item that is not listed contact us to confirm that it is accepted.  Your community may have a curbside pickup program for bulky items.  Contact your local municipal office or trash hauler inquire about curbside pickup.

Cardboard

Cardboard is accepted as a recycled material.  Flatten and cut down to pieces no larger than 2 feet by 2 feet.  Fees may apply.

Camp Stove Fuel Cylinders

Empty camp stove fuel cylinders from in-county household sources are accepted as drop-off recycled scrap-metal.  Camp stove cylinders from in-county household sources that still contain fuel should be brought to the Household Hazardous Materials Facility.  Do not put camp stove cylinders in your recycling or trash bin.

Cooking Oil

Household cooking oil can be disposed of in the trash.  For small amounts, pour over your household garbage.  For large amounts, mix with an absorbent such as cat litter then place in the trash.  Local restaurants may also accept it to add to their commercial collection tank.

Concrete, Stone, Brick & Aggregate

Concrete, stone, brick and aggregate cannot be handled through the Winnebago County Solid Waste Transfer Station.  These materials are accepted at the Outagamie County Landfill.

Construction & Demolition Waste

Clean wood, metal, new drywall, vinyl siding and similar non-asbestos/non-treated materials are accepted as drop-off waste materials.  Fees apply. 

Electronic Devices

Certain electronics such as televisions, computers, printers, computer monitors, e-readers, DVD players/VCRs, fax machines and cell phones are banned from landfill disposal.  These items are accepted from in-county household sources as drop-off recycled materials.  Fees apply.  

 

Business, commercially sourced and dismantled devices are not accepted at our facility.  For more information on electronics recycling laws and recycling options for business materials visit the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource website for E-Cycle Wisconsin.

Fire Extinguishers

Fire extinguishers are accepted from in-county household sources at the Household Hazardous Materials Facility. 

Furniture & Beds

Furniture and beds are accepted as general waste.  Fees apply.  Your community may have a curbside pickup program for bulky items.  Contact your local municipal office or trash hauler to inquire about curbside pickup.

Garbage

Household and small business/office refuse is accepted as general waste.  Fees apply.  Customers with special wastes or industrial wastes should contact us for disposal options.

Gasoline

Gasoline is accepted from in-county household sources at the Household Hazardous Materials Facility.  The gasoline needs to be brought in a container that can be sealed and left on-site.  No on-site pouring is allowed.

Hazardous Waste

Hazardous material, often labeled with, “Caution, Warning, Danger, Flammable, Combustible or Corrosive” is accepted from in-county household sources at the Household Hazardous Materials Facility. 

Commercial sources should contact a local hazardous material handler such as Brown County Hazardous Material Recovery or LRI.

Holiday Lights & Extension Cords

Holiday lights and extension cords are accepted as drop-off recycled materials.  Fees apply.  These are not allowed in curbside recycling bins.   Holiday light string recycling collections are often available at local hardware and home improvement stores November - January.

Industrial Waste

Contact us for disposal options.

Lawnmower & Snowblower

Lawn mowers, snow blowers and small engine equipment are accepted as drop-off, recycled scrap metal.  Fees apply.  All fluids must be drained and batteries removed prior to dropping off the item.

Medication

Do not flush or pour medication down the drain.  Residential customers can safely dispose of medication at a number of local police departments.  The Winnebago County Health Department has medication disposal guidelines and safe disposal locations.  Needles/sharps, biological materials and mercury devices are not accepted at medication drop-off locations.  For safe sharps disposal visit the Winnebago County Health Department.

 

Business medication disposal is not allowed at the police department collections.  Businesses should contact a reverse distributor such as Drug & Laboratory Disposal, Inc. or a hazardous waste disposal service such as Veolia ES.

Mercury

Mercury and mercury thermometers from in-county household sources are accepted at the Household Hazardous Materials Facility.

Needles & Sharps

Wisconsin law requires all residents to manage needles, lancets and syringes safely.  DO NOT dispose of sharps in your trash or recycling bins.  Place sharps in an acceptable, well labeled container and drop container off at a registered sharps collection facility.  For safe sharps handling and local disposal options visit the Winnebago County Health Department

Oil, Oil Filters & Absorbents

Used motor oil, oil filters and oil absorbents from in-county residential sources is accepted as drop-off, recycled materials.  Fees may apply.  Customer must pour oil into a collection tank.  No antifreeze, water or other contaminants allowed.  No commercial oil, commercial oil filters or commercial oil absorbents allowed.

Paint

Latex paint is non-hazardous and should be dried out and disposed of in the trash.  For small amounts, pour over your household garbage.  For large amounts, mix with an absorbent such as cat litter then place in the trash.  Latex paint IS NOT accepted at the Household Hazardous Materials Facility.

 

Oil based paints, lead based paints and partial aerosol paint cans from Winnebago County households may be disposed of at the Household Hazardous Materials Facility. 

Pallets

Pallets are accepted as drop-off, waste materials.  Fees apply.

Plastic Bags, Wrap & Film

Clean plastic bags and film are accepted as drop-off, recycled materials.  DO NOT put plastic bags in your recycling bin.  Many local retailers also accept plastic bags and film for recycling.  Plastic bag and film recycling is more than just shopping bags!  Learn more from American Chemistry Council Plastic Film Recycling.

Propane Tanks

Empty propane tanks are accepted as drop-off, recycled materials.  Valve must be removed prior to arrival.  Fees apply.  Welding cylinders, oxygen cylinders and other compressed gas cylinders should be returned to the manufacturer or contact a welding supplies dealer or home medical equipment store for options.  DO NOT put gas tanks or cylinders in curbside recycling and trash bins.

Recyclables

Curbside recyclables are accepted from households free-of-charge.  Click here to learn what should be recycled in your curbside bin.  Business and office recyclables are also accepted - fees may apply.  Contact us for commercial rates and acceptability of industrial, manufacturing or miscellaneous recyclables.

Scrap Metal

Scrap metal is accepted as drop-off, recycled materials.  Fees apply.  We do not pay-out for scrap metal or aluminum cans.

Sharps Container

Medical sharps containers should only be dropped off at a designated sharps collection site.  DO NOT put medical sharps containers or loose sharps in trash or recycling bins.  For safe sharps handling and local disposal options, visit the Winnebago County Health Department.

Shredded Paper

Take confidential papers to a shred event for safe destruction and recycling.  Shredding services and events are typically offered by local office supplies stores and financial institutions.  Shredded paper may also be composted.  It is no longer accepted in curbside recycling bins.

Smoke Detector

Some smoke alarms contain a small amount of radioactive material Americium-241.  The amount of Americium-241 contained in these ionization smoke alarms is extremely small and emits minimal radiation.  Federal and State law allow smoke detectors to be disposed in a landfill; smoke detectors are not considered hazardous waste.  There are consumer based mail-in disposal programs available if you prefer not to landfill your smoke detectors.  The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services has an informative Environmental Fact Sheet for smoke detectors and summary of mail-in disposal options.

Sod & Soil

Sod and soil cannot be handled through the Winnebago County Solid Waste Transfer Station.  These materials are accepted at the Outagamie County Landfill.

Special Waste

Contact us to inquire about special waste disposal.  Typical special wastes include: auto shredder fluff, contaminated soils, foundry sand, incinerator ash, and sludges. 

Thermometer & Thermostat

Mercury containing thermometers or thermostats from in-county household sources are accepted at the Household Hazardous Materials Facility. 

Tires

Tires from in-county household sources are accepted as drop-off, recycled materials.  Fees apply.  Rims can be left on the tire.  Commercial tire loads will not be accepted.

Vehicles

Vehicle disposal cannot be handled at the Winnebago County Solid Waste Transfer Station.  They may be accepted at local scrap metal yards.

Wood Waste

Trees and firewood larger than 6-inch diameter cannot be handled through the Winnebago County Solid Waste Transfer Station.  This material is accepted at the Outagamie County Landfill.  Wood sheeting, lumber and pallets are accepted as general refuse.   Fees apply.

Yard Waste

Brush (smaller than 6-inch diameter), lawn clippings, leaves and garden debris are accepted as recycled materials.  No plastic bags allowed.  No stumps, sod/soil, rocks or large pieces of firewood.  Fees apply.

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Phone: 920-232-1800

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