Manitowoc County

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3000 Basswood Rd. Manitowoc, WI 54220
Phone: (920) 683-4333

 

 

 

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Mission 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 2014

Locations and times   

Acceptable and unacceptable items

Household guidelines

Farm Guidelines

Business Guidelines

Registration (farms and businesses only)

Volunteers

Sponsors

Program Flyer

 

Bring your hazardous wastes to the 2014 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

Manitowoc County

Residents

  • Saturday, May 17, 9 am - 1 pm
    Manitowoc County Highway Shop
    3500 HWY 310, Manitowoc

Farms and Businesses

  • Friday, May 16, 2 pm - 5 pm
    Manitowoc County Highway Shop
    3500 HWY 310, Manitowoc

There have been important program changes, please review the items and guidelines!

NO LATEX PAINT

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All residents are encouraged to dispose of latex paint in their regular trash.
  Just  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.

 

Outagamie County call 832-5277 ext 3.

 

Winnebago County call 232-1850.

 

 


Acceptable Items Unacceptable Items

Pesticides/herbicides

  • Pesticides
  • Insecticides
  • Herbicides
  • Fungicides
  • Rodenticides
  • Other poisonous repellents and banned chemicals (DDT)

Paints/Solvents

  • Varnishes and Shellacs
  • Turpentine and Thinners
  • Lead Based Paints
  • Oil Based Paints
  • Aerosols
  • Wood Preservatives

Cleaners/Cleansers

  • Oven Cleaners
  • Spot Removers
  • Polishes

Other Materials

  • Waste Oil and Filters
  • Oil Soaked Absorbents
  • Contaminated Oil
  • Hydraulic Oil
  • Antifreeze
  • Gasoline
  • Bulk Mercury and Mercury Containing Devices and Compounds
  • Acids/Bases
  • Mothballs
  • Pool and Spa Chemicals
  • Photographic Chemicals
  • Wood Coating, Stripping and Preservative Chemicals
  • LATEX PAINT*

  • Explosives such as ammunition

  • Radioactive materials such as smoke detectors

  • Compressed gas tanks and high pressure cylinders such as fire extinguishers and propane tanks

  • Unknown chemicals

  • Tires

  • Infectious and biological waste including sharps and needles

  • Light bulbs

  • Computer components and monitors and TVs

  • Appliances

  • Freon gases

  • Pharmaceuticals

 

Other disposal or recycling options exist for many unacceptable items.  Visit our online recycling and disposal guide or contact the Manitowoc County Recycling Center at 920-683-4333.

 

Manitowoc County may modify these lists at any time to meet the needs of the program.

 



Household Guidelines
  • Household participants may dispose of acceptable hazardous waste items at no cost.
  • Participants must be residents of Manitowoc, Calumet, Sheboygan or Fond du Lac Counties.
  • Wastes must be brought in the original containers.  Keep materials separate.  Do NOT mix chemicals.
  • 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 on the 18th then ask a neighbor to take your materials for you.
 
Farm and Agriculture Guidelines
  • 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.
  • Non-agriculture 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.
 
Business Guidelines
  • 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 9, 2014.  Late registrants may not be eligible for reduced disposal rates.
  • Acceptable items include all those listed and chemicals associated with:
    • Business site and grounds maintenance such as pesticides, cleaners, disinfectants and vehicle chemicals.
    • 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.
 

Registration  

Farms and businesses must preregister in the county they plan on participating in. 

  • Manitowoc County Clean Sweep, call 683-4333. 

  • Calumet County Clean Sweep, call 849-1450 ext 3.

  • Sheboygan County Clean Sweep call 467-3060.

  • Fond du Lac County Clean Sweep call 929-3171.

  • Outagamie County call 832-5277 ext 3.

  • Winnebago County call 232-1856.

 
Volunteers

Donate your time to help staff the 2014 Manitowoc County Hazardous Waste Clean Sweep on Saturday May 17 from 9am to 1pm 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 lunch.   

 

Sponsors

Funds for collecting hazardous waste are sponsored by the following agencies:

Manitowoc County Solid Waste Dept., Calumet County UW Extension, Sheboygan County Planning and Resources Dept., Fond du Lac County UW Extension, The Veolia Hickory Meadows Landfill,   The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Outagamie County, Winnebago County, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP), Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Waste Management Inc., Holiday House of Manitowoc, Inc. and the Manitowoc County UW Extension.

 

 



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