Residential Recycling Resources

NEW! Your Wasteline E-Newsletter

We are excited to share a new and convenient way to get the same great information in your inbox, no matter where you are at! The Your Wasteline newsletter will be moving to a digital version with limited printed copies available at St. Croix County government buildings, libraries, and senior centers. Email us if you have other location suggestions. 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. To lead by example, we are looking for ways to reduce our footprint. Over time this digital newsletter will be better for our environment and result in cost savings for the County.  We appreciate your continued support and look forward to sharing this information with you by the click of a mouse or a swipe of your finger on your mobile devices.

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Backyard Compost Bin and Counter Collection Pail

Why Compost? It helps the environment, is good for your garden and is easy to do! 

Compost Bin photo

Compost Bin & Lid   $65                  

  • Assembly is less than 10-minutes
  • Made of 100% recycled plastic
  • Holds 60 gallons of material
  • 33” in diameter and 33” tall
  • Includes “Composting Cookbook” 

Organics Collection Pail & Lid   $28

  • Stainless steel
  • 1-gallon capacity
  • 10” diameter xKitchen Katcher photo 8.5” high
  • Dishwasher-safe


Limited quantities - ORDER NOW! 
Click this link for more details on composting and organic waste reduction

Recycling COLLECTION Events

Many items can be recycled, but do not belong in your curbside bin or town's drop-off center. Learn about county-sponsored collection events in this video


The next Appliance / Electronic Collection event will be held May 20th, 2023 and again September 23rd, 2023. 

For year-round disposal options:

The next TIRE collection event will be held September 23rd, 2023.
Due to rising event costs, there will only be ONE county-sponsored tire collection event in 2023. 

For year-round disposal options:

CLEAN SWEEP - Hazardous Waste Collection Event

The next HAZARDOUS WASTE collection event will be held September 21-22, 2023.

If you need to dispose of hazardous waste before the next event contact:

Call directly to make an appointment and for disposal fees.

Waste Reduction

Non-Toxic Alternatives

Special Event Recycling Program

Special Event Recycling Bins

Solid Waste & Recycling Management Plan

St. Croix County Solid Waste & Recycling Management Plan (PDF)


St Croix County Chapter 21 - Municipal Solid Waste: Reduction, Recovery & Recycling Ordinance (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 his / her 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.

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