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Hazardous Waste Recycling and Disposal Options

Local Clean Sweep programs are a valuable resource for the proper disposal of household chemicals and other waste. However, many household items, such as compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), batteries, and electronics, might not be routinely collected during all Clean Sweep efforts.

There are other options for individuals seeking to dispose of solid and hazardous waste. Local recycling centers operated by counties and municipalities may be available in your area. The University of Wisconsin Extension operates a Wisconsin Recycling Markets Directory on its website, which is linked above. Additionally, the Focus on Energy program provides a list of retailers that will collect used CFLs for recycling. You can search for CFL recycling options at