Solid Waste & Recycling

In Wisconsin you cannot put many recyclable or compostable items in the trash. Wisconsin's recycling law bans the landfilling or incineration of these materials to conserve valuable resources and landfill space. These disposal bans apply everywhere in Wisconsin, including: 

  • Businesses
  • Homes
  • Institutions
  • Schools
  • At Special Events


Businesses are required to recycle under the same landfill ban as households. Recyclables must be collected separately from trash. Recycling containers must be available in the building, and building owners must provide recycling carts or dumpsters outdoors for collection by a hauler.

View a list of items that are banned from our landfills and incinerators statewide (PDF); and should be reused, recycled or composted.

Clean Sweep Program Sponsors, Supporters & Contributors

Clean Sweep is sponsored by the Walworth County Public Works Department and funded in part by the Town of Darien, Mallard Ridge Landfill Fund and a Grant from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

Our Public Works department would like to acknowledge the following local Program Partners and Financial Supporters for their donations of funding and providing personnel for the 2021 Walworth County Clean Sweep Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Event:

  • City of Whitewater Public Works Department
  • Jefferson County Public Works Department
  • City of Delavan
  • Walworth County Metropolitan Sewage District (WalCoMet)
  • Advia Credit Union
  • Blackhawk Community Credit Union
  • Delavan Lake Sanitary District
  • Geneva Crossing Senior Community
  • Halverson Door LLC
  • Lakeland Trash Service
  • Lauderdale Lakes Improvement Association
  • LSP Whitewater
  • Nieuwenhuis Bros. Inc.
  • Olm & Associates
  • Pat's Services, Inc.
  • Precision Plus Inc.
  • Thelen Total Construction
  • Town of East Troy
  • Village of Walworth
  • Village of Williams Bay
  • Wisconsin Over Corporation

Please note this list will be continuously updated  as donations are received. Many thanks to our past years' financial supporters.

Clean Sweep Program Email List

Clean Sweep is advertised in local newspapers 3 to 4 weeks before the program is held. Should you wish to receive direct notification by email, please contact us and we will add you to our emailing lists. Or click on "Notify Me" on our Homepage to choose what you may want to see from Walworth County.

Public Works Committee

The Public Works Committee is the County Board liaison committee for the Solid Waste Division.