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Boyceville Solid Waste & Recycling


Wednesday: 1:00pm – 6:45pm

Saturday: 8:00am – 12:45pm

Wisconsin Recycles

The following items are banned from landfills and incinerators statewide and should be reused, recycled, or composted.

    • All Plastic bottles & containers marked #1-7
    • Aluminum containers
    • Bi-metal cans
    • Glass containers
    • Steel (tin) cans

Why ban items from the landfill and incinerator?

The items on this list are made of materials that can be reused in new products. Some also have toxic components that we do not want in our groundwater, air or soil. Recycling and composting allow landfills to last longer, provide markets with valuable reusable materials, create jobs, and prevent pollution.

Why not ban more materials?

Corrugated cardboard is banned while waxed cardboard is not. Some things with plugs, like computers, are banned, while others, like toasters, are not. Why? Current bans cover some of the most easily reusable or most toxic materials on the market today. Eventually more items may be added to this list as new recycling markets develop or the types of materials we throw away change.

Why Recycle?

Save Energy

Recycling 1 aluminum can saves enough energy to run your television for 3 hours.

Conserve Resources

Recycling 1 ton of paper saves 17 trees; 7,000 gallons of water; 463 gallons of oil; 3 cubic yards of landfill space; and enough energy to heat an average home for 6 months.

Create Jobs

Recycling 10,000 tons of material creates 10 jobs, while landfilling the same amount creates 1 job.

Most Commonly Recycled Household Items Banned From Wisconsin Landfills

Please recycle these items at home and away from home:

  • #1 and #2 plastic containers
  • Aluminum cans
  • Steel (tin) cans
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Office paper
  • Magazines and catalogs
  • Newspapers
  • Corrugated cardboard

Please empty and rinse all recyclable containers.

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