Recycling plays a major role in protecting our environment, reducing waste, and conserving natural resources. Each of us has an important role to play in this effort. Here you can find the recycling and disposal resources available in St. Croix County. Learn what you can and can’t recycle and find tips to make our County a greener place to live.

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Collection Events

Do you have unwanted items to recycle? The County sponsors collection events for appliances, electronics, tires, and hazardous waste each year.

Event Recycling Bins

Hosting an event? Rent special Event Recycling Bins for Free. Perfect for festivals, sporting events, weddings, graduations, family reunions, and more.

Garbage & Recycling Haulers

The County does not operate a dump or landfill. Your hauler is the best resource to know what goes in your curbside recycling bin. We've created a list of contacts of local haulers.

Resources for Organizations

By implementing effective recycling programs, organizations can reduce their waste disposal costs, conserve natural resources, and demonstrate their commitment to sustainability. We’ve created a list of resources to you and your organization succeed with your program and communicate the importance of recycling.

  1. Subscribe to Our Recycling Newsletter

    Want to stay up-to-date on the latest recycling events and tips? Subscribe to our digital recycling newsletter. The Your Wasteline newsletter is moving to a digital version with limited printed copies available at St. Croix County government buildings, libraries, and senior centers. Printed copies will be mailed through the fall of 2023.

    We are committed to promoting recycling and protecting our environment now and for future generations to come. This digital newsletter will be better for our environment and result in cost savings for the County. We look forward to connecting with you by the click of a mouse or a swipe of your finger on your mobile devices.

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About the St. Croix County Recycling Program

You can Learn more about the work we do in the St. Croix County Solid Waste & Recycling Management Plan (PDF).

The St. Croix County Recycling Program as part of the Resource Management Division is responsible for enforcing the County’s Recycling Ordinance. Personnel shall follow the guidelines identified in the Compliance Assurance Plan (PDF)  in response to issues associated with recycling. This plan is intended to meet the requirements of s. NR544.04 (9g), Wis. Admin. Code, as well as the St. Croix County Ordinance, Chapter 21.

The Community Development Director or their designee has citation authority for violations of the County’s Recycling Ordinance. Individuals who feel that a violation of the Recycling Ordinance exists may file a  complaint form  with the Resource Management Division. Submit as much supporting evidence (i.e. photos, documents, etc.) as possible in support of the complaint. Please be advised that under Wisconsin’s Public Records Law, Wis. Stats. §19.31, et al., the complaint and supporting evidence will be available for public review upon request. Only in an exceptional case may access be denied.