Eau Claire County Recycling Program
2014 Clean Sweep (Residential)
Residential Clean Sweep events are always held on the second Saturday of May, July, September and November each year, from 8:00 am-Noon. May 10, July 12, September 13, and November 8 are the dates for 2014.
What is Clean Sweep?
Clean Sweep is an annual program sponsored by Eau Claire County for the safe disposal of hazardous household wastes generated in resident's homes. With the exception of Very Small Quantity Generator business collections, Clean Sweep is a residential program. This means that hazardous wastes generated in a commercial enterprise, even if it is a home-based business, may not be brought to Clean Sweep.
Clean Sweep Location:
Clean Sweep collections take place at WRR Environmental Services in Eau Claire, located at 5200 Ryder Road, about 1/4 mile south of Interstate 94. To access the collection site, get onto State Highway 93 south of I-94, turn east onto Lorch Ave (the first road south of the Interstate) as if heading to the car dealerships, and then immediately turn left onto Ryder Road, heading south parallel to Highway 93. Ryder Road was formerly a frontage road to Highway 93. This will take you directly to the collection site.
Materials accepted at no charge:
Pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, fertilizers, solvents, old fuels, cleaners, oil paint, varnish, lacquers, shellac, paint thinners, roofing tar, nail polish remover, lye, polishes, air fresheners, drain cleaners, motor oil
Materials accepted for a fee (prices subject to change without notification):
Pint can - $1.00
Quart can - $2.00
Gallon can - $4.00
Five gallon pail - $20.00
Anti-freeze - $0.25/pound
Aerosol cans - $1.20/pound
Dry cell batteries
Alkaline & Ni-Cad - $0.85/pound
Mercury & Lithium (includes button batteries) $3.75/pound
4 ft and under - $0.35 each
Longer than 4 ft - $0.50 each
Compacts, U-shaped, and Circular bulbs - $0.35 each
NOTE: Payment is by check or cash, only; credit cards are not accepted.
Materials not accepted:
Biological and infectious wastes
Lead acid batteries
Explosive and shock sensitive materials
Commercial, industrial, institutional and agricultural generated wastes
When you arrive, you will be asked to show proof of county residency and to complete a short registration form. If you have items for which there is a charge, you will pay at this point. After this, you will be directed to the actual drop-off location. WRR staff will unload the materials from your vehicle.