Solid Waste Division
The Solid Waste Division was formed in April 1990 as
a part of the Walworth
County Planning, Zoning, and Sanitation Department, (now known as the Land
Use and Resource Management Department). In June 2000 the Solid
Waste Division was formally transferred to the Walworth County Facilities
Management Department. On January 1, 2003 the Facilities Management
Department and Highway Department were consolidated into a Public Works
The Public Works Committee is the County Board Liaison Committee for the
Solid Waste Division.
Activities of the Solid Waste Division
The Solid Waste Division is dedicated to fostering protection of the
county's natural resources and the health of its citizens, and reducing the
county's solid waste stream.
The Solid Waste Division sponsors programs to collect and
properly dispose of hazardous waste and special waste materials generated
by households, farms, businesses and institutions.
The Division maintains a library of educational resources that may be
used in the classroom or at organizational meetings, and offers educational programs related to
pertinent solid waste management issues.
The Division provides information and assistance to local
officials, the business community, and the general public regarding local options
for recycling, composting, waste reduction, solid waste collection and
disposal, and hazardous waste disposal.