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events River Falls, 54022
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

Several opportunities are scheduled for St. Croix County residents to recycle electronics, hazardous waste, tires and appliances.

  • Saturday, May 17: Clean Sweep hazardous waste collection for households, farms and small businesses, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the county highway shop located just east of Hudson on Hwy 12. Households, and farms with up to 500 pounds of waste, are fee-exempt. Small businesses (those generating no more than 200 pounds of waste per month) may participate but will be charged. Farms and businesses must pre-register by May 14 by calling (715) 386-4675. Latex paint and used oil will not be accepted. Fluorescent bulbs and oil filters will be accepted for a fee.
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  • Saturday, June 7, tire collection, at four sites: Hudson (285 Krattley Lane, Hudson Rod, Gun & Archery Club), towns of Somerset, Richmond and Hammond. Cost is $2 for a car tire (up to 16 inches), $3 for trucks (17-22 inches), $7 for tractors, $10 for heavy equipment and 50 cents for bicycle tires.
  • Saturday, June 7, appliance collection, three sites: Hudson (285 Krattley Lane, Hudson Rod, Gun & Archery Club), town of Somerset and village of Woodville. Prices are $11 for most appliances, $16 for air conditioners and water softeners.
  • Saturday, June 14, electronics Collection at the Government Center, 1101 Carmichael Road, Hudson, 9 a.m.-noon. Prices are $15 for complete computer (monitor, CPU, keyboard) $15 for monitors, $3-5 for printers, $3 for VCRs, $15 for microwaves, $15 for plastic TVs and $25 for wood TVs. Accepted for free are laptops, CPU's, keyboards, circuit boards and cell phones. All other computer and related equipment will be collected for a fee ($3-$25) based on its size.
  • Saturday, Sept. 6, electronics collection at WITC, New Richmond Campus, 1019 S. Knowles Ave., 9 a.m.-noon. Prices are the same as for the June 14 collection.
  • Saturday, Sept. 20, Clean Sweep hazardous waste collection in New Richmond at the street department shop, 1006 N. Dakota Ave., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Saturday, Sept. 20, appliance collection, two sites: Glenwood City and town of Richmond. Prices are $11 for most appliances, $16 for air conditioners and water softeners.

    For more information, look in the spring edition of the "Your Wasteline" recycling newsletter or go to www.co.saint-croix.wi.us, click the "Recycling" box, then the "2008 Recycling Calendar of Events" for maps to each collection location.

    For more information on these collections or other recycling programs, contact county Recycling Specialist Jennifer Havens at (715) 386-4675 or jenniferha@co.saint-croix.wi.us.

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