Chemicals / Hazardous Waste

We do NOT accept hazardous waste year-round. 

***Do not drop-off hazardous waste at the highway shop outside of the Clean Sweep collection dates***

Events

The 2019 collection events have passed.

Our 2020 Hazardous Waste Collection Events
will be held in May and September. 

Location: 

  • St. Croix County Highway Shop
    666 E Hwy 12, Town of Hudson
  • See below for map and directions

Date & Time:
Our 2020 Hazardous Waste Collection Events will be held in May and September. Dates have yet to be determined.

  • 9-11 am (Farms & Businesses)
  • 12-5 pm (Households)

Businesses

Businesses must pre-register using this fillable form (PDF). Open to businesses who generate less than 220 pounds of hazardous waste per month and have less than 2,205 pounds in storage. This collection operates on a fee for service basis. 

Farms

Farms must pre-register using this fillable form (PDF).
Farms will only be charged for latex paint.

Household

Households do not need to pre-register.
Households will only be charged for latex paint.

Map & Directions

Clean Sweep Map

GPS navigation has a difficult time finding the St. Croix County Highway Shop, please use these directions.

  • From Hudson: Head East on I-94 and take Exit 4 Highway 12/Highway U. Turn Left on Highway 12 and proceed north for 1.5 miles. Turn Right at the Stoplight to stay on Highway 12. Travel 0.75 miles and the St. Croix County Highway Shop will be on your left.
  • From Baldwin: Head West on Highway 12 for 16 miles. The St. Croix County Highway Shop will be on your right. If you reach the stoplight at Highway 12 and Highway U, near Arrow Building Center and Norlake, you have gone too far.
  • From New Richmond: Head south on Highway 65 for 9 miles. Turn right on to Highway 12 and travel 6.5 miles. The St. Croix County Highway Shop will be on your right. If you reach the stoplight at Highway 12 and Highway U, near Arrow Building Center and Norlake, you have gone too far.
  • From River Falls: Head north on Highway 35 towards Hudson. Merge on to I-94 eastbound towards Eau Claire. Take Exit 4 Highway 12/Highway U. Turn Left on Highway 12 and proceed north for 1.5 miles. Turn right at the stoplight to stay on Highway 12. Travel 0.75 miles and the St. Croix County Highway Shop will be on your left.

Items Accepted

Clean Sweep accepts the following items for free except those marked in bold:

  • 1 pound and 20 pound propane cylinders
  • Aerosol cans
  • Air fresheners
  • Cement and glues
  • Cleaners and spot removers
  • Corrosives and lye
  • Drain and toilet bowl cleaners
  • Fertilizers
  • Fluorescent lights
  • Household batteries
  • Latex Paint ($5 per gallon)
  • Mercury thermometers and thermostats
  • Oil filters
  • Oil paint / shellac / varnish / stains
  • Old fuel
  • Paint stripper and solvents
  • PCB’s
  • Pesticides and insecticides and herbicides
  • Roofing tar

This list covers most items that are accepted but a more complete list is available.

Items Not Accepted

Clean Sweep does not accept the following:

  • Appliances (collection event is Saturday, Sept 14th) 
  • Electronics (collection event is Saturday, Sept 14th)
  • Tires (collection event is Saturday, Sept 14th)
  • Automotive batteries (check with your local battery retailer)
  • Motor oil (check with your local auto service)
  • Biological & medical waste, needles & sharps  
    (check with your local hospitals or medical clinics)
  • Explosives — gunpowder, ammunition & fireworks
    (bring to your local police department)
  • Spray foam insulation cylinders (once completely empty,
    can go to a scrap metal recycle site)