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Wood County Clean Sweep

New in 2024, Clean Sweep will hold two collection events in one calendar year. Save the dates!

Saturday, May 25, 2024 – 8:00 AM to Noon
Marshfield Agricultural Research Station – South Campus
2611 Yellowstone Drive
Marshfield, WI

Saturday, September 7, 2024 – 8:00 AM to Noon
Saratoga Town Hall & Garage
1120 State Hwy 73 South
Wisconsin Rapids WI 54494

Dispose of unwanted, unused, damaged, restricted and banned household, agricultural, chemical, and hazardous wastes.

Wood County UW-Extension Office (715) 421-8440
Wood County Health Department (715) 421-8911

Examples of Acceptable Materials:
Automotive: brake fluid, degreasers, ether, old fuel, transmission fluid
Lawn, Garden & Farm: fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, rodenticides
Household: drain cleaner, dry cleaning fluid, floor polish, metal cleaners, mildew cleaner, moth balls, nail polish remover, NiCad batteries, oven cleaner, photography chemicals, pool chemicals, silver polish, spot remover
Workshop: creosote, gun cleaning fluid, hobby materials, lacquer, lead-based paints, stripper, thinner/solvents, turpentine, varnish, wood preservatives

NOT ACCEPTED: latex paint, tires, motor oil, automotive batteries, fluorescent tubes, electronics, appliances, antifreeze, explosives or high pressure cylinders. (Dry out latex paint and dispose of it in the garbage. Recycle used motor oil and anti-freeze.)

Year-round Recycling Options:

Medication Collection

Check out our informative video on the Medication Disposal program!

Permanent drug drop boxes are a convenient way to safely dispose of unused and expired medications.
For a drop box near you:
Dose of Reality: Permanent Drug Drop Boxes
Drug Take Back Day

Mercury Thermostat Collection

Old mercury thermostats from individual homes can be brought to the Health Department office in Wisconsin Rapids at the Riverblock Building, 3rd Floor 111 W Jackson St., Wisconsin Rapids, WI.

The thermostats must be double bagged in clear plastic bags and not leaking mercury.