Clean Sweep / Recycling

Saturday, August 26, 2023 | 8 AM – 12 NOON

All residents of Dodge County are invited to participate. Farms and businesses are asked to pre-register so as the waste disposal company can accommodate their needs.

  • Site: Dodge County Highway Shop | N8856 Cty Hwy A, Beaver Dam, WI
  • Hazardous Materials Collected: household, farm, business.
  • Household/$10 Vehicle
  • Agriculture/Free-must pre-register! Call 920-386-3790
  • Small Business (VSQG)/must pre-register; call 920-386-3790;  cost will be assessed (VSQG Chemical Inventory Sheet PDF)
Photo credit: J. Zimbric

Clean Sweep programs provide the public with opportunities to safely and legally dispose of unwanted pesticides, household products and chemicals. This program collects, treats, stores, or disposes of waste in an environmentally safe method through a licensed hazardous waste facility. Hazardous wastes can usually be identified by products which contain any of the following words:  caution, warning, danger, poison, toxic, ignitable or flammable, acid, corrosive or reactive.

Clean Sweep Guidelines

  • Pack items in the back of vehicle. Do NOT pack material in the back seat.
  • Keep like materials together & place in cardboard boxes
  • We will NOT return cardboard boxes used to transport items to the collection
  • You must stay in your vehicle at all times
  • Put all items in your trunk or as close to the hatchback as possible
  • Materials should be properly identified with their original labels
  • DO NOT MIX materials together
  • Unknown materials can be brought in, but Dodge County and its hazardous waste disposal contractor reserve the right to refuse any material

Acceptable Household Materials

  • Brake Fluid
  • Paint Stripper
  • Fluorescent Tubes
  • Window Cleaner
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Thinner
  • Mercury Thermometers
  • Oven Cleaner
  • Carburetor Cleaner
  • Spray Paint Aerosol Cans
  • Mercury & Lithium Batteries
  • Mildew Cleaner
  • Engine Cleaner
  • Enamel Paint
  • Mercury
  • Spot Remover
  • Old gas
  • Acrylic Paints
  • Lye
  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Gun Cleaning Fluid
  • Oil metal-based Paint
  • Linseed Oil
  • Air Freshener
  • Swimming Pool Chemical
  • Turpentine
  • Light Ballasts
  • Moth Balls
  • Glues
  • Lead-based Paint
  • Compact Curly Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Perfume Bottles
  • Dry Cleaning Fluid
  • Lacquer
  • Black Tar/Sealant
  • Silver Polish
  • Furniture Polish/Floor Polish
  • Varnish
  • Contaminated Fluid

Materials Not Accepted

  • Electronics; computers, televisions, etc.
  • Latex Paint
  • Human Medical & Biological Wastes
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Explosives
  • Ammunition, Fireworks, etc.
  • Alkaline Batteries
  • Used Motor Oil
  • Tires
  • Fertilizer
  • Anti-Freeze
  • Compressed Cylinders

Agriculture and Small Business

Pre-registration is required for Agriculture (for large quantities) & Very Small Quantity Generator Business Collection (VSQG).

A VSQG is a small business that generates less than 2,205 lbs. of legally defined hazardous waste.

Acceptable Agriculture Materials

Damaged, cancelled, banned, or otherwise unwanted agriculture chemicals.

  • 2,4-D
  • Herbicides
  • DDT
  • Insecticides
  • 2,4,5-T or
  • Wood preservatives
  • Silvex
  • Chlordane
  • Fungicides
  • Rodent Bait
  • Hydraulic Oil
  • Vacuum Pump Oil
  • Lights Ballasts
  • Old Gas

Frequently Asked Questions

About the Dodge County Clean Sweep Program

  • Lowers environmental risks associated with improper disposal of hazardous materials.
  • Provide the public with opportunities to dispose of unwanted pesticides, household products and chemicals for safe and legal disposal before they cause problems.
  • Generally, Dodge County has an agricultural and/or household Clean Sweep Program every two years.
  • Clean Sweep programs are funded through grant money from Wisconsin’s Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP).
  • Final grant funding determines county program details such as type of program, dates and locations.

Other Area Clean Sweeps – Contact that county for details

Dane County, WI – Clean Sweep (Year Round Facility)

  • Call ahead for details.
  • Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 2:45 pm; Saturday 8:00 am – 10:45 am;  CLOSED Sundays and Holidays
  • Out of County residents:  $75.00 per trip
  • Agricultural Businesses;  Fees based on weight and type of waste
  • Contact: (608) 838-3212
  • View website and find out more information at:

Wisconsin Clean Sweep Collection Schedules & Locations

  • Please check the linked website or contact your local Clean Sweep coordinator for details on dates, times,
    locations, pre-registration, any fees, eligible materials and all other questions.
  • Pre-registration is often required for farms and businesses.
  • These are the collections funded by Wisconsin Clean Sweep. If you do not see your community listed, contact
    your solid waste department, landfill, land conservation department or extension office. There may be collection
    and disposal options available that are not funded by Clean Sweep.

Sadoff E-Recycling & Data Destruction

  • Electronics recycling and data destruction. Independently audited processes ensure the security of confidential data.
    • Computers
    • Mobile devices
    • Monitors
    • Televisions
    • Power supplies
    • Network equipment
    • Computer accessories (keyboards)
    • Computer parts (circuit board)
    • Media/storage devices

    For a full list of what recycle with pricing, click here. Get in touch in Wisconsin at (920) 232-7373

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