Hazardous Waste

The County does not accept hazardous waste year-round. Do not drop-off hazardous waste at the highway shop outside of the Clean Sweep collection dates.

NEW: Year-Round Option for Hazardous Waste Disposal

We now have a vendor in St. Croix County that manages hazardous waste collection for residents and business that are VSQG (very small quantity generators).

Logistics Recycling Inc.  |  920-456-0336
Call directly to make a drop-off appointment in Somerset and for disposal fees.

CLEAN SWEEP - Hazardous Waste Collection Event 

St. Croix County residents may also attend Polk County's Clean Sweep events
June 10th and August 26th, 2022.

Thursday, October 6th and Friday, October 7th

  • THURSDAY    Households that need later hours:      2:30-6:30 p.m.
  • FRIDAY           Households with flexible schedules:  noon-5:00 p.m.

Households

  • Households DO NOT need to pre-register. 
  • Households will only be charged for paints and stains.

Businesses & Churches (registration form due Thursday, Sept. 29th)

Businesses and Churches 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 2,200 pounds in storage. This collection operates on a fee for service basis.

Farms (registration form due Thursday, Sept. 29th)

Farms MUST pre-register using this fillable form (PDF). Farms will only be charged for paints and stains.

Location & Directions

  • St. Croix County Highway Shop  |  666 E Hwy 12, Town of Hudson

Clean Sweep Map

GPS navigation has a difficult time finding the St. Croix County Highway Shop, please use these directions. Look for the yellow signs along the road directing you to the Clean Sweep event.

  • 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:

  • Aerosol cans — only if completely empty (year-round options available)
  • Air fresheners
  • Cement and glues
  • Cleaners and spot removers
  • Corrosives and lye
  • Drain and toilet bowl cleaners
  • Weed killer and fertilizers with weed killer
  • Fluorescent bulbs and tubes (year-round options available)
  • Household batteries (year-round options available)
  • Mercury thermometers and thermostats
  • Oil filters (year-round options available)
  • Old fuel (year-round options available)
  • ALL Paint + Stain ($5 per 1-gallon or smaller / $25 per 5-gallon pail)
    Fees are based on can size, not the volume in the can.
    Combine can contents of same paint type to save money
    (example: combine all latex paint together but do not combine with oil paint)
  • Paint stripper and solvents
  • PCB’s
  • Pesticides, insecticides and herbicides
  • Roofing tar and driveway sealant
  • Shellac and varnish

View the DNR's Household Hazardous Waste Management Guide for a more complete list of items that should be brought to Clean Sweep, thrown in the trash or flushed down the drain.

Items Not Accepted

  • Appliances (collection events in May and September) 
  • Electronics (collection events in May and September)
  • Tires (collection events in September)
  • Automotive batteries (check with your local battery retailer or auto service center)
  • Motor oil (check with your local auto service center)
  • 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 —  only if completely empty
    (take to a scrap metal recycle site or return to manufacturer)

View The EPA's Safer Choice website for non-hazardous alternatives for many types of household and automotive cleaners. 

View our Non-Toxic Alternatives page for pest control options.