Residential Clean Sweep

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Clean Sweep is an annual program sponsored by Eau Claire County for the safe disposal of hazardous household wastes generated in resident's homes.  With the exception of Very Small Quantity Generator business collections, Clean Sweep is a residential program.  This means that hazardous wastes generated in a commercial enterprise, even if it is a home-based business, may not be brought to Clean Sweep.

Clean Sweep Dates, Location, & Times: 

Date: September 9th

Location:  WRR Environmental Services

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Date: July 8th

Location:  August School Parking Lot

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Location Details

WRR Environmental Services in Eau Claire: Located at 5200 Ryder Road, about 1/4 mile south of Interstate 94. To access the collection site, get onto State Highway 93 south of I-94, turn east onto Lorch Ave (the first road south of the Interstate) as if heading to the car dealerships, and then immediately turn left onto Ryder Road, heading south parallel to Highway 93.  Ryder Road was formerly a frontage road to Highway 93.  This will take you directly to the collection site.

August School Parking Lot: Follow US-12 E. Turn onto Industrial Drive. There will be signs directing you to the correct area.

The following rules govern Clean Sweep:

1. The program accepts only household waste generated in homes of eligible participants.

2. Clean Sweep is available only to residents of Eau Claire County as well as residents of the City of Eau Claire in Chippewa County.

3. Participants must register at the collection site and show proof of residency.

4. Acceptable forms of payment are check or cash. Credit cards will not be accepted.

Materials accepted at no charge:

Oil, solvent-based and heavy metal-based paints and paint related material such as thinners, turpentine, strippers, shellac, stains, varnish, corrosives including photographic and pool chemicals, solvents, pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, old fuels, cleaners, polishes, lead acid batteries, aerosol cans, and anti-freeze.

Materials accepted for a fee (prices subject to change without notification):

latex paint -good

Latex Paint: Quart can - $1.00

Latex Paint: Gallon can - $4.00

Latex Paint: Five gallon pail - $20.00

Batteries: $0.85/pound

4 foot lamps and shorter:  $0.35/each

Circular Lamps:  $0.35/each

U-Shaped Lamps:  $0.35/each

CFL Lamps:  $0.50/each

8 foot lamps:  $0.50/each

High Intensity Discharge lamps:  $1.35/each

20 pound propane cylinders: $10.00

Rusted cylinders will not be accepted

Materials not accepted:

Biological and infectious wastes

Radioactive materials

Pressurized cylinders other than propane cylinders (1 lb and 20 lb) and fire extinguishers

Explosive and shock sensitive materials

Commercial, industrial, institutional and agricultural generated wastes


Collection Procedures:

When you arrive, you will be asked to show proof of county residency and to complete a short registration form. After this, you will be directed to the actual drop-off location. WRR staff will unload the materials from your vehicle. Payment will be made after items are accounted for.