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Dane County Department of Waste & Renewables

 COVID-19 Response:  Before visiting Clean Sweep, please review our updated guidelines

Household Hazardous & Electronic Waste Program

We accept household hazardous waste and electronics from Dane County residents year round at our Clean Sweep facility.

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.  Staff will greet you and provide assistance. You will be asked for proof of Dane County residency.

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

Have a material not accepted at our location?  Find somewhere that accepts it in our Recycling & Disposal Directory.

Materials Accepted:

Household Chemicals (Full List):

  • 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
  • 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

 

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
  • 20 lb Compressed Gas Cylinders/Helium or Freon Tanks/empty 1 lb cylinders
  • 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

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