Who is required to recycle in Wisconsin?      EVERYONE!  Everywhere, all the time!                Click HERE for 2024 recycle/garbage pickup calendar

For detailed information on what to recycle and what not to, please visit

Over 15 - 20 MILLION mattresses are disposed of annually and far too many are ending up in landfills or even just sidewalks!  Did you ever wonder what you can do with your old mattresses?  Check it out here:

This was in the Bill Board.  WANTED:  Old computers, cell phones, laptops, printers, speakers, vacuum cleaners, VCR's, microwaves, Christmas lights, most household electronics. We are trusted recyclers who take pride in keeping things out of the land fills.  We now accept flat screen TV's.  Call Fox Valley Electronics Recycling.  920-685-2566. 


Did you Know........

Over 24 million pounds of electronics were recycled through E-Cycle Wisconsin in 2010- enough to fill Lambeau Field 30 feet high!

Wisconsinites recycled 7 million pounds of computers in 2010.  Recycling these computers saved:
            1,013 Households' annual energy
            18,732 Barrels of Oil
          874,169 gallons of Gasoline

There are 3.19 million tons of electronics in the US municipal waste stream.  That's equal to throwing out 7,257 Boeing 747s!


WAIT!  That's Not Trash!     Wondering what to do with some items?  Check out              


Wisconsin residents now need to recycle used oil filters

MADISON -- “Each year, Wisconsinites throw away an estimated 187,000 gallons of oil in used oil filters and 1.6 million gallons of oil in oil absorbents,” says Jack Connelly, solid waste program coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources waste and materials management program. “Oil is a valuable, reusable material. By recycling filters and absorbent material, used oil can be extracted and reused.”

A new law bans the disposal of used automotive oil filters and oil absorbent materials in landfills in Wisconsin as of January 1, 2011. The ban covers everyone in the state, including homeowners, farmers, businesses, industrial operations, and others.

The oil filters and absorbents ban is intended to keep these materials out of Wisconsin landfills and out of the landfill leachate that is collected from landfills and often treated at municipal wastewater treatment facilities.

Filters also contain steel components that can be recycled. Recycling the approximately nine million filters that currently enter the landfill will save more than 4.5 million pounds of steel for reuse.

Recycling options for oil filters and oil absorbent materials are available throughout the state. Many businesses that perform oil changes will accept used oil filters. Some communities allow used oil and oil filters to be collected at their waste transfer stations or at specific collection sites.

People should contact their local recycling program for more information. To find other recycling options in your community, see the Wisconsin Recycling Markets Directory (exit DNR; select the “Motor Vehicle Items” category and select oil filters or oil absorbents) on the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Solid and Hazardous Waste Education website.

Used filters may also be used as a fuel supplement in an approved municipal solid waste combuster. Oil absorbent materials may be taken to an approved biopile at a landfill, used as a fuel supplement in an approved municipal solid waste combuster, or recycled.

More information on the ban, including more information on what the ban covers is available in a oil filter and absormant recycling media kit on the DNR website.

Notice to Winnebago County Residents

Winnebago Co Household Hazardous Material Facility

Accepted materials:


Gasoline, Fuel Additives, Starter Fluids, Transmissions Fluids, Brake Fluid


Turpentine, Varnish, Stains, Solvents, Drain & Oven Cleaners, Pool Chemicals, Other Cleaners and Polishes


Herbicides, Insecticides, Fungicides, Poisons, Week Killer


Oil & Lead Based Paint, Grease & Rust Solvents, Paint Thinners/Strippers/Removers. Adhesives, Wood, Kerosene, Preservatives, Household Batteries, Mercury Spray Paint


*Fluorescent Bulbs, *Latex Paint, Explosives, Infectious Medical Wastes, *Asbestos, *Anti-freeze, *Propane, *Auto Batteries, *Used Radioactive materials, Business Materials, *Electronics

*  Call the Winnebago County Landfill at 232-1800 regarding disposal.  Charges may apply to some items


HOURS:  Monday - Friday 7 am - 3:00 pm, Saturday 7 am to noon 

For more information, please call Winnebago County Solid Waste, 232-1850, 727-2896 105 W County Road Y, Oshkosh, WI  54901

Hours of Operation:  Monday - Friday 8am-4pm


Waste Management  has a lot of services for recycling.  If you have any questions on what they accept or not, give them a call:

Waste Management
Phone: (855) 207-5817


Appliance Recycling

Earn up to $80 for recycling your old appliances and save hundreds in annual energy costs.

Check out Focus on Energy to see if you qualify at