Hazardous Trash Piling Up? E.C. County Clean Sweep Can Help
Sept. 16 event will accept paint, oil, gasoline, lightbulbs, and other waste
Have you been meaning to clean out the garage all summer? Now that fall is here (unofficially, at least), here’s some motivation to get that particular job done: Eau Claire County is holding one of its semi-regular Clean Sweep events on Saturday, Sept. 16.
If you’re not familiar with what a “Clean Sweep” is, here’s the scoop: It’s an easy way to dispose of all that hazardous household waste that shouldn’t just be thrown in the landfill. We’re talking about oil, paint, lightbulbs, solvents, and all those other things that tend to pile up in the corners of garages and basements.
Eau Claire County is partnering with WRR Environmental to host the event from 8am to noon on Sept. 16 at 5200 Ryder Road. Below are some details about what to bring and what to leave at home.
Free to dispose of:
- Oil based paints
- Old Fuel
- Used oil and filters
- Aerosol Cans
Accepted for a fee:
- Latex Paint ($4/gallon)
- Light bulbs (varies by type/size)
- 20 lb. propane cylinders (Rusted cylinders not accepted) ($10)
Items NOT accepted:
- Electronics and batteries (take to First Choice Computer Recycling)
- Biological and infectious wastes
- Radioactive materials
- Pesticides and fertilizers
- Pool Chemicals
- Pressurized cylinders other than propane cylinders (1 lb and 20 lb) and fire extinguishers
- Explosive and shock sensitive materials
- Commercial, industrial, institutional, and agricultural generated wastes
Questions about whether a specific product is accepted should be directed to WRR Environmental they can be reached at (715)834-9624.
More information about the Clean Sweep and other county recycling programs can be found at www.eauclairecounty.gov/recycling.