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Dane County Department of Waste & Renewables

Dane County Clean Sweep

The Dane County Clean Sweep Facility is located at the landfill site and operates year round. The facility accepts hazardous chemicals and electronics from Dane County residents. Clean Sweep also accepts hazardous chemicals from businesses and farms. 

Clean Sweep visitors and customers do not need to use the scale to weigh in and should drive past the line of traffic at the scale house to Clean Sweep's drop off area. You will be asked for proof of Dane County residency.

UPDATED GUIDELINES: To ensure the health and safety of all, we ask visitors to please:

  • Be prepared to unload your items.  You will be asked to unload your items onto a cart or pallet and then get back into your vehicle.
  • Pay attention to signage and follow traffic patterns.

Get more information on:

Check out these downloadable posters to learn about What Happens When You Recycle Your Electronics (E-Cycle) and Why E-Cycling Is So Important.

E-Cycling electronics

General Guidelines

  • Package material in boxes or rigid totes to keep products upright and prevent spillage during transportation and unloading. Keep all materials in their original containers.  If the container is damaged, place it in individual plastic bag.
  • Do not mix materials or co-mingle your waste in plastic bags.
  • Facility operators reserve the right to refuse any waste or material deemed unacceptable.
  • Remove all batteries from electronics and turn in separately.  We accept lithium and rechargeable batteries only, no alkaline batteries please.   
  • Transport gasoline or other fuels in an approved container (no larger than 6 gallons). Clean Sweep staff will empty the fuel and return your container, time permitting. Unsafe or damaged fuel containers will not be returned.

Materials Accepted

Household Chemicals:
  • Acids/bases
  • Adhesives/Caulk/Epoxy/Resins/Glues
  • Aerosol Products
  • Ammonia
  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries, Rechargeable/Lithium (no alkaline)
  • Light Ballasts (PCB)
  • Cleaners/Degreasers/Disinfectants
  • Flammables
  • Gasoline/Gas-Oil Mixtures
  • Gel Ice Packs
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Mercury and Mercury Containing Items
  • Motor Oil
  • Paints/Stains/Inks/Dyes/Varnish (no printer toners)
  • Pesticides/Herbicides/Fungicides
  • Poisons
  • Pool/Spa Chemicals
  • Solvents/Paint Thinners/Degreasers
  • View full list
Electronics
  • Laptops & computers
  • Computer peripherals
  • Computer Parts & Monitors
  • Mice & keyboards
  • Servers & networking equipment
  • TVs & remote controllers
  • Printers, fax, copiers & scanners
  • DVD & VCR players 
  • Stereo equipment
  • Video game consoles
  • PDAs & cell phones
  • MP3 players & iPods 
  • Telephones
  • UPS batteries
  • Typewriters
  • Cash registers
  • Cable boxes
  • Radios
  • Digital clocks
  • Digital cameras

Materials Not Accepted

  • Alkaline Batteries
  • Appliances
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders > 1lb
  • Cooking Oil
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Dried Latex Paint (place in your regular garbage)
  • Explosives/Ammunition/Fireworks
  • Fluorescent or CFL Bulbs
  • Medical Sharps
  • Medication (prescription or over the counter)
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Special Waste:
    • Asbestos-Containing Materials 
    • Contaminated Soils 
    • Medical Waste
    • Non-Free Liquid Sludge
    • Animal Carcass

Special waste should be taken directly to our landfill, and you can find the special waste form and information on our landfill page

Note to Communities

Communities are welcome to independently organize and hold their own household hazardous waste collection event through the state hazardous waste contractor. Additionally, municipalities may request a collection event in their area by contacting Dane County Clean Sweep Program, (608) 838-3212