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Posted on: September 15, 2023

Walworth County Public Works Hosts Clean Sweep Recycling Events

Walworth County will host Clean Sweep recycling events on Friday, October 6, and Saturday, October 7, 2023. The events will be held at Walworth County Public Works, W4097 County Road NN, Elkhorn. No registration is required. 

Residential Clean Sweep & Electronics Recycling 

Residents may dispose of household hazardous waste on Friday, October 6, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Hazardous waste products are those labeled caustic, acid, flammable, danger, warning, or poison. Examples of acceptable items include oil and lead-based paints, pesticides and herbicides, rechargeable batteries, adhesives and lubricants, old fuel, fluorescent bulbs, mercury thermometers, thermostats, furniture strippers, drain cleaners, antifreeze, brake fluid, and motor oil. Items should be in their original containers, if possible. A full list of acceptable items can be viewed at

On Saturday, October 7, from 8 a.m. to noon, residents may dispose of household hazardous waste as well as electronics, TVs, and appliances. 

Household hazardous waste is free. All electronics are free of charge. TVs cost $10 each. Mini fridges, small AC units, and dehumidifiers cost $5 each. Refrigerators and freezers cost $10 each; all other appliances are free. Cash only. 

Business & Agriculture Clean Sweep Recycling

Businesses that generate less than 220 pounds of hazardous waste, farms, and other agricultural producers may dispose of hazardous waste on Friday, October 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Walworth County Public Works. 

A maximum of 100 pounds of hazardous waste per farm is free of charge. In addition to hazardous waste, farms may also dispose of agricultural chemicals, including DDT, lead arsenate, chlordane, lindane, animal medications, vaccines, teat wash, and rodent baits. For a full list of items, visit

Pre-registration is required for businesses and farms by September 22. Registration forms are available at, by calling 262-741-3116, or by emailing

About Clean Sweep

Clean Sweep has served the residents of Walworth County since 1992 and the annual program has proven successful in keeping hazardous waste out of the landfill, wastewater treatment facilities, local environment, and groundwater. In June 2023, residents disposed of more than 56,000 pounds of TVs and 13,000 pounds of appliances and metals at the Walworth County Clean Sweep event, keeping these items out of our landfill.

Clean Sweep is sponsored by the Walworth County Public Works Department and funded in part by the Town of Darien, Mallard Ridge Landfill Fund, and a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

The Public Works department would like to acknowledge the following local partners and supporters for their financial contributions to the 2023 Clean Sweep program: City of Delavan, Village of Williams Bay, Lockhart Service, Inc., Kikkoman Foods, City of Whitewater, Joe Porter McLean, Halverson Door, Village of Walworth, Village of East Troy, and Walworth County Metropolitan Sewerage District.

For more information and a complete list of items accepted at Clean Sweep events, please visit Or contact the Walworth County Solid Waste Division at (262) 741-3116, walcosw@co.walworth.wi.usClean Sweep Residential recycling event flyer

Business and Agriculture Clean Sweep event flyer


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