Recycling events schedule changes for 2011 seasonSt. Croix County made adjustments to the recycling event schedule for 2011 in response to changes in state law and reductions in grant funding.
St. Croix County made adjustments to the recycling event schedule for 2011 in response to changes in state law and reductions in grant funding. These adjustments have brought greater access to locations for residents to dispose of their electronics, but also resulted in changes to the Clean Sweep hazardous waste collections from two one-day events to a single two-day event for 2011. In addition to the Clean Sweep hazardous waste collection, there are collection events for appliances and tires. These events are open to all county residents to ensure proper disposal of these difficult to dispose of items.
In January 2010, a new state law took effect requiring manufacturers to collect and recycle certain electronics from Wisconsin households and schools. As a result, several businesses in and around St. Croix County are offering year-round and one-day electronic waste collections. The increased availability and access to electronics collection makes future county-sponsored electronics collections unnecessary. These sites include: Habitat for Humanity ReStore, New Richmond, (715) 246-4441; St Croix Electric Co-op, Hammond, (715) 769-7000; Ecycling, Hudson, (715) 381-5900; Best Buy, Woodbury, M inn., (651) 739-1899; JR’s Advanced Recyclers, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., (800) 358-6563.
On Saturday, June 4, tires will be collected at four sites: City of Hudson, Town of Hammond, Town of Richmond and Town of Troy. Prices are car (up to 16 inches) $2 without rim or $4 with rim; truck (17-22 inches) $4 without rim and $8 with rim; tractor $15; heavy equipment tire $20; and bicycle tire 50 cents.
On Saturday, June 4, appliance will be collected at three sites: City of Hudson, Village of Woodville, and Town of Troy. Prices are $11 for most appliances, $16 for air conditioners and water softeners.
Appliances will also be collected Saturday, Sept. 17, at Glenwood City and Town of Richmond.
Clean Sweep Hazardous Waste Collection will take place Friday, Sept. 16, from 1-4 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the County Highway Shop, 666 Hwy. 12 East. Households and farms with up to 500 pounds of waste are fee-exempt. Latex paint and used oil will not be accepted. Fluorescent bulbs and oil filters will be accepted for a fee. A special collection for small businesses (those generating no more than 200 pounds of waste per month) will take place on the morning of Friday, Sep. 16, by appointment only. Businesses are encouraged to participate, but will be charged based on the type and weight of material. Farms and businesses must pre-register by Sept. 13 by calling (715) 386-4675.
Cash and checks will be acceptable forms of payment at all events with fees. Look for more details on these events in the Spring 2011 edition of the Your Wasteline recycling newsletter, or go to www.sccwi.us/recycling under Calendar of Events, for collection details and maps to each location. For more information on these collections or other recycling programs, contact Recycling Specialist, Jennifer Havens, at (715) 386-4675 or firstname.lastname@example.org.