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Cleansweep & Tire Recycling

What is Cleansweep?

The Northwest Cleansweep program was established in 1995 to demonstrate a safe, regional solution for the collection and disposal of hazardous wastes in our northwest Wisconsin region. The program is free for households and farmers and also provided to agricultural-related businesses and very small quantity generator businesses at reasonable rates.

The major objective of the Cleansweep program is to eliminate the indiscriminate dumping of hazardous materials on the land or in our water systems and watersheds.

2019 Date & Location

Cleansweep was held on June 18, 2019.  You are able to utilize any other the other area Cleansweep collections.  Click 2019 10 COUNTY HHW Poster to view other surrounding locations.

2019 Cleansweep Poster

I missed Cleansweep – now what?

Cleansweep Info for Farmers

Items collected at Cleansweep

Household Hazardous Waste or Not Poster

2019 Cleansweep Report

Tire Recycling

The Tire Recycling program provides an opportunity for Rusk County residents to dispose of their discarded tires for a low fee at convenient collection sites.  This program provides an outlet for waste tires and assembles large amounts of waste tires sufficient to be loaded on semi-trailers and transported to facilities where the tires are converted to tire derived fuel (TDF) and made into a high quality crumb rubber that is used in horse arenas, playgrounds and landscaping.
It is estimated that in Wisconsin five million used tires are discarded each year.  Waste tires present a health hazard and are fertile breeding grounds for mosquitoes and other insects.  Large stockpiles of waste tires pose a fire hazard.

What you can do to reduce tire waste?

  • Keep your tires properly inflated to reduce wear and premature tire replacement.
  • Rotate and balance your tires on a regular basis (every 4,000 to 7500 miles), to avoid uneven wear that can require tire replacement.
  • Encourage local officials to actively work to reduce tire piles.
  • Support the waste tire recycling market by purchasing products made with recycled tire rubber.

The annual tire collection is held the Saturday of Cleansweep in June.  For tire disposal throughout the year, contact your garage or salvage yard to see if they take them or call Rusk County Farm Supply at 715-532-2829.  There is a charge for tire disposal.

2019 TIRE RECYCLING DATES & LOCATIONS