Pierce County Clean Sweep set for Sept. 18; St. Croix will take hazardous waste and appliances same dayPierce County will provide free disposal for county households and farmers of hazardous waste and unwanted medications during the Clean Sweep scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 18 between 8 and noon at the Pierce County MRF/Recycling Center on Hwy. 65 on Ellsworth's northwest side.
Pierce County will provide free disposal for county households and farmers of hazardous waste and unwanted medications during the Clean Sweep scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 18 between 8 and noon at the Pierce County MRF/Recycling Center on Hwy. 65 on Ellsworth's northwest side.
Unwanted medications will be collected along with pesticides, fertilizers, solvents, fuels, cleaning agents, lead, oil- and latex-based paints, and other chemicals from households and farmers in the county.
Businesses and institutions in the county are also welcome to participate in the event, but must pre-register and pay a fee for the service.
County households, farmers and business people are encouraged to look through their barns, sheds, garages, basements, storage cabinets, and under the kitchen and bathroom sinks for any and all unwanted chemicals and paints. Look in medicine cabinets, too, for old/unused/unwanted medications. However, needles and other medical sharps will not be accepted.
This will be the sixth time the county will collect unwanted medications. However, the county has accepted mercury thermometers for the past several years.
Readers may find more information at the website www.co.pierce.wi.us/Solid%20Waste/Solid_Waste_Main.html.
St. Croix County residents are encouraged to dispose of their household hazardous chemicals and unwanted appliances from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at the new location in New Richmond at the Parks Department Shop, 811 N. Dakota Ave. in New Richmond. Most waste will be accepted free of charge.
Businesses and farmers should set up an appointment to bring their materials in on Friday, Sept. 17, but must pre-register. Businesses will be charged, farmers can bring up to 500 pounds of waste for free. To pre-register call 715-386-4675.
Appliances will be accepted at two locations: Town of Richmond Recycling Center, Co. Rd. A on the north edge of Boardman from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and at the Glenwood City Recycling Center adjacent to the fairgrounds from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Most appliances will be accepted for a fee of $11, air conditioners, $16. For prices on others call 715-386-4675 or go the website at www.co.saint-croix.wi.us/Departments/Recycling/default.htm