Statement: To provide materials recycling and
recovery services to the citizens of Manitowoc County and to
keep the public informed about recycling issues.
Hazardous Waste Clean Sweep 2016
Locations and times
Acceptable and unacceptable items
Registration (farms and businesses only)
Hazardous Waste Reduction
Bring your hazardous wastes to the 2016 Clean
Sweep. Many common items like automotive products,
household cleaners, pesticides and home improvement products are
hazardous when used, stored or disposed of improperly.
Look for items that contain the following warnings on their
labels: Danger, Warning, Caution, Poison,
Combustible, Flammable, Corrosive, and
Toxic. Households and farms may participate for free,
businesses receive discounted rates.
Locations and times
Farms and Businesses
been important program changes, please review the items and
residents are encouraged to dispose of latex paint in
their regular trash.
take the lid off and let it
dry or add paint hardener or cat litter.
Once hardened, latex paint
can be disposed of in the trash.
For other Hazardous Waste Clean Sweep program
locations and guidelines contact these participating counties:
Calumet County call 849-1450 ext 3.
Sheboygan County call 459-3060.
Fond du Lac County call 929-3171.
- Other poisonous repellents and banned chemicals (DDT)
- Varnishes and Shellacs
- Turpentine and Thinners
- Lead Based Paints
- Oil Based Paints
- Wood Preservatives
- Oven Cleaners
- Spot Removers
- Waste Oil and Filters
- Oil Soaked Absorbents
- Contaminated Oil
- Hydraulic Oil
- Bulk Mercury and Mercury Containing Devices and
- Pool and Spa Chemicals
- Photographic Chemicals
- Wood Coating, Stripping and Preservative Chemicals
Explosives such as
Radioactive materials such as
Compressed gas tanks and high pressure
cylinders such as fire extinguishers and propane tanks
Infectious and biological waste including sharps and needles
Computer components and monitors
Other disposal or
recycling options exist for many unacceptable items.
Visit our online recycling and disposal
guide or contact the
Manitowoc County may modify these lists at any time to meet the
needs of the program.
- Household participants may dispose of
acceptable hazardous waste items at no cost.
- Participants must be residents of
Manitowoc or Sheboygan Counties.
- Wastes must be brought in the original
containers. Keep materials separate. Do NOT mix
- Unknown substances and commercial waste
will not be accepted.
- To prepare materials for transport, line
a cardboard box with a plastic bag. Place them in the
box and separate with cardboard.
- When arriving at the Clean Sweep disposal
site, slow down and follow traffic directions.
- If unable to attend then ask a neighbor to take your materials for you.
- Do not bring materials to the event
before or after the listed time.
- Farmers and rural property owners may
bring chemicals from active and abandoned farms for disposal
at no cost.
- Farms and agricultural businesses must
pre-register within the County they plan on participating in
by May 9, 2014.
- Many types of agricultural operations are
eligible for disposal service including: livestock, grain,
holiday trees, poultry, fruit, vegetable and aquaculture.
operations that bring in farm chemicals should register as a
business and may be eligible for a 50% disposal subsidy.
- Drums that have contained, or still
contain agricultural chemicals will be accepted.
- Businesses must qualify as a Very Small
Quantity Generator (VSQG) through self-certification to
dispose of their waste.
- VSQG produce less than 220 pounds of
hazardous waste per month and store less than 2,205 pounds.
Other limits may apply.
- Businesses can be retail, wholesale,
manufacturing, commercial real estate, non-profit, schools,
churches, golf courses and restaurants.
- Businesses must pre-register within the
County they plan to participate in by May 5, 2016.
Late registrants may not be eligible for reduced disposal
- Acceptable items include all those
listed and chemicals associated with:
- Business site and grounds maintenance
such as pesticides, cleaners, disinfectants and vehicle
- Manufacturing and process chemicals
such as oxidizers, acids, caustics, technical grade
chemicals, laboratory reagents, polymers, reactive
metals, mercury-based products, etc.
- All sludges (weight scale pits, sump
pits) is eligible for Clean Sweep disposal.
Agrichemical sludge (pesticide containing sludge from
mixing and loading operations) is eligible for a 50
percent disposal subsidy.
Farms and businesses must preregister in the
county they plan on participating in.
Hazardous waste is found in most homes. The Clean Sweep
program is a great option to dispose of hazardous waste items
but the key is to prevent or reduce it in the first place.
Before you buy:
1. Read the labels
2. Choose safer alternatives
3. Buy the smallest amount needed for the job
After you buy:
1. Follow directions for safe use
2. Store properly in the original container
3. Share what you can't use
4. Dispose of leftovers properly
Follow these links for more information on hazardous waste
reduction and managment:
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - Household Hazardous
Waste Management Guide
Environmental Protection Agency - Household Hazardous Waste
your time to help staff the 2016
Hazardous Waste Clean Sweep on Saturday May 16 from 9am to
Noon at the Manitowoc County Highway Shop. Help survey and
greet participants, direct traffic and assist with the
thermometer exchange program. Call the Manitowoc County
Recycling Center at 920-683-4333 for details and to sign up!
Thanks to our volunteers the Manitowoc
County Clean Sweep Program is one of the best in the State.
Volunteers at the Clean Sweep are provided with beverages and
Clean Sweep is sponsored by the
Manitowoc County Solid Waste Dept.,
Sheboygan County Planning and Resources Dept.,
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture
Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP), Waste Management Inc.,
Holiday House of Manitowoc Inc., and the
Manitowoc County UW Extension.