Clean Sweep / Recycling


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.

  • Saturday, August 27, 2022 and location to be announced.

    • Collection Time: 8 am – 12 Noon
    • Site: To be announced. 
    • 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.




  • Do NOT pack material in the back seat of your vehicle
  • Keep like materials together & place in cardboard boxes
  • We will NOT return cardboard boxes used to transport items to the collection

    Photo credit: J. Zimbric

  • You must stay in your vehicle at all times
  • Put all items in your trunk or as close to the hatchback as possible
  • For social distancing purposes, we will NOT accept or unload any items in back seats that are directly behind the driver’s seat
  • 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


  • 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
  • Furniture Polish/Floor Polish
  • Varnish
  • Silver Polish
  • Contaminated Fluid


  • 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


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.


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



  • 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:
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

Fact Sheets About Clean Sweep

UW-Extension Publications

Fact Sheets About Waste Recycling & Disposal

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