Walworth County Public Works Hosts Residential Clean Sweep Recycling Events June 21 & 22

Editor’s Note: The following was provided by Walworth County.

Walworth County will host residential Clean Sweep recycling events on Friday, June 21, and Saturday, June 22. The Clean Sweep program safely collects and disposes of waste through a licensed facility. The events will be held at Walworth County Public Works, W4097 County Road NN, Elkhorn. No registration is required.

On Friday, June 21, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., residents may dispose of household hazardous waste. Acceptable hazardous waste products are those labeled caustic, acid, flammable, danger, warning, or poison. Examples include oil and lead-based paints, pesticides and herbicides, adhesives and lubricants, old fuel, fluorescent bulbs, mercury thermometers, thermostats, furniture strippers, drain cleaners, antifreeze, brake fluid, and motor oil. Items should be in their original containers, if possible. A full list of acceptable items can be viewed at www.co.walworth.wi.us/1059/Household-Hazardous-Waste-Guides.

On Saturday, June 22, from 8 a.m. to noon, residents may dispose of household hazardous waste and electronics, TVs, appliances, and tires.

Household hazardous waste is free. All electronics and computers can be recycled for free. The following items can be recycled for a fee (cash only):

  • All TVs: $10 each
  • Computer monitors: $5 each
  • Mini fridges, small AC units, and dehumidifiers: $5 each
  • Refrigerators and freezers: $10 each; all other appliances are free
  • Tires with 18-inch rims or smaller may be recycled: The cost is $10 each for tires without rims and $15 each for tires with rims.

Clean Sweep has served the residents of Walworth County since 1992. The annual program has successfully kept hazardous waste out of landfills, wastewater treatment facilities, the environment, and groundwater.

Clean Sweep is sponsored by the Walworth County Public Works Department and partially funded by the Town of Darien, Mallard Ridge Landfill Fund, and a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

The Public Works department would like to acknowledge the following local partners and supporters for their financial contributions to the Clean Sweep program: City of Delavan, Village of Williams Bay, Lockhart Service, Inc., Kikkoman Foods, City of Whitewater, Joe Porter McLean, Halverson Door, Village of Walworth, Village of East Troy, and Walworth County Metropolitan Sewerage District.

For more information and a complete list of items accepted at Clean Sweep events, please visit https://www.co.walworth.wi.us/826/Clean-Sweep. Or contact the Walworth County Solid Waste Division at (262) 741-3116, walcosw@co.walworth.wi.us.

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