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THANK YOU to those who had participated in Clean Sweep 2021. The event was a SUCCESS!

News Release - Nov. 9, 2021: Kewaunee County Hosts Successful Hazardous Waste Collection

Kewaunee County Emergency Management is now in the planning stages for 2022.

What is the Hazardous Waste Collection?
It’s an opportunity for farmers, ag businesses and households to dispose of banned, damaged, expired, unwanted chemicals, pesticides, household wastes and dry medications, opioids, sharps (household ONLY), and more in an environmentally safe manner.
 
Who can participate?
The collection is open to ALL Kewaunee County residents.
Ag collection includes dairy & livestock farms, greenhouses, orchards, golf courses, marinas, school districts & veterinarians located in Kewaunee County.
 
How much will it cost to participate?
The Agricultural, Household Hazardous Waste and Unused Prescription Medication collection is a FREE service if hazardous waste materials do not exceed acceptable quantities. Kewaunee County residents and farmers are allowed to bring in up to 50 pounds of household hazardous waste and/or 200 pounds of agricultural chemicals or pesticides at no charge. Weight in excess of these amounts will have a small fee associated with disposal.

ACCEPTABLE ITEMS:
  • Ag Chemicals
    • Acid Washes
    • Engine Cleaners
    • Solvents
    • Wood Treatment
    • Veterinary Supplies
  • Ammunition
    • Gun Ammo
  • Automotive
    • Anti-Freeze
    • Break Fluid
    • Degreasers
    • Ether
    • Fuel
    • Transmission Fluid
  • Fire Extinguishers
    • A, B, C, D & K
  • Flares
  • Fluorescent Tubes
    • 4FT, 6FT, 8FT Bulbs (Disposal Fee)
  • Home Workshop
    • Enamel Oil/Lead Based Paint ONLY
    • Stripper
    • Thinner/Solvents
    • Turpentine
    • Varnish
  • Household
    • Drain Cleaner
    • Moth Balls
    • Nail Polish Remover
    • Photography Chemicals
    • Silver Polish
  • Lawn & Garden
    • Fungicides
    • Herbicides
    • Insecticides
    • Rodenticides
  • Medications
    • Capsules or Pills ONLY (Including Opioids) & Empty Bottles into Clear Bags, NO pill containers!
    • Medicated Patches
    • Sharps (Household ONLY)
  • Pesticides
    • 2, 4-D
    • 2, 4, 5-T
    • Atrazine
    • Captan
    • Chlordane
    • DDT
    • Heptachlor
    • Lindane
    • Malathion
    • Parathion
    • Toxaphene
  • Reading or Eye Glasses
NON-ACCEPTABLE ITEMS:
  • Batteries
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • Contaminated Soil
  • Electronics
  • Explosives or Fireworks
  • Flashlight-Type Batteries
  • Compact (spiral) Fluorescent Lamp Bulbs
  • Freon 11 and 12
  • Infectious and Biological Wastes
  • Latex Paint
  • Medications that are Liquids, Creams, Suppositories or Gels
  • Radioactives
  • Smoke Alarms
  • Tires
  • Veterinary Sharps
  • Waste Oil
​Kewaunee County reserves the right to reject any items brought to the hazardous waste collection that DO NOT meet the reasonable intent of the program.

"Clean Sweep" is made possible through grants received from Wisconsin DATCP, Wisconsin DNR and Kewaunee County Families and Communities Encouraging Success (F.A.C.E.S.).