Item Disposal

For the protection of the environment as well as collection equipment, please see the below information for proper handling and disposal of materials.  Proper disposal will also help improve the longevity of your curbside trash cart, which cost $58 to replace.

Aerosol Cans
Place in curbside Waste Management recycling cart
*Empty cans only

*No propane or gas cans/tanks
*Alternatively, go through a mail back recycling program such as here
 
Aluminum and Aluminum Cans
Place in curbside Waste Management recycling cart
*Uncrushed cans
*Rinse/clean items prior to disposal
*Alternatively, can be brought to American Auto Iron & Metal (920-923-6602), Sadoff Iron & Metal (920-921-2070), Aronson Recycling in Waupun (920-324-2209 or aronsonrecycling.com) or Marcoe’s Recycling (920-929-8666)
 
Ammunition/Old Weapons or Guns
Do not place in curbside carts
*Contact Police Department to see if they will accept the particular item (920-906-5555)
*Contact local gun ranges to see if they will accept the particular item: MW Shooters (866-269-4995)
 
Anti-Freeze
Do not place in curbside carts
*Take to Valvoline Instant Oil Change (920-921-9776), WalMart Auto Care Center (920-929-6471) or AutoZone (920-924-8124)
*Annual City Hazardous Waste Event in Late Spring/Early Summer accepts. Watch for announcements on City’s page in the “Latest News” section here.
*Annual County Clean Sweep in Late Summer/Early Fall accepts. Watch for announcement on County’s website here.
 
Appliances
Can be brought to the Bulky Waste Site (hours and fees found here)
*Includes stoves, refrigerators, dishwashers, washers, dryers, freezers, microwaves, toasters, blenders, vacuums, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, air conditioners, water softeners, water heaters or furnaces
*Do NOT place in your curbside garbage cart
 
Asbestos Related Materials
Do not place in curbside cart
*Follow DNR guidelines found here
*More information on asbestos exposure, handling and disposing can be found here
 
Ashes
Place in curbside City of Fond du Lac carts
*Completely cool and bag ashes prior to disposal
 
Automotive/Vehicle Fluids
Do not place in curbside carts
*Annual City Hazardous Waste Event in Late Spring/Early Summer accepts. Watch for announcements on City’s page in the “Latest News” section here.
*Annual County Clean Sweep in Late Summer/Early Fall accepts. Watch for announcement on County’s website here.
**Includes transmission fluid, gas/oil mixtures, old gasoline, brake fluid
 
Ballasts
Do not place in curbside carts
*Take to Batteries Plus Bulbs (920-922-8000) https://www.batteriesplus.com/t/recycling
*Alternatively, go through a mail back recycling program such as here
 
Batteries – Alkaline
Place in curbside City of Fond du Lac cart
*Includes single-use (non-rechargeable) AA, AAA, C, D
*Alternatively: Recycle, for a fee, through mail programs or bring to Batteries Plus Bulbs (920-922-8000) https://www.batteriesplus.com/t/recycling
*Alternatively, go through a mail back recycling program such as here
 
Batteries – Other
Do not place in curbside carts
Auto/Vehicle Batteries
*Take to Advance Auto Parts (920-922-5737), Batteries Plus Bulbs (920-922-8000), Northern Battery (920-921-0753) or AutoZone (920-924-8124)
*Retail store new batteries are purchased from (Fleet Farm, Menards, etc) often take these while offering money back on your next battery purchase
Electronic (Lithium), Rechargeable (Nickel) or Specialty (Watch, Hearing Aid, Etc) Batteries
*Take to Batteries Plus Bulbs (920-922-8000) https://www.batteriesplus.com/t/recycling or Staples in Beaver Dam(920-356-0591 or here)
*Alternatively, go through a mail back recycling program such as here
 
Books and Magazines
Place in curbside Waste Management recycling cart
*Remove covers, particularly those with glossy or hardcovers, prior to disposal
 
Boat & Watercraft
Not accepted at bulky waste site
*Donate through Goodwill program found here.  This includes running and non-running motorboats, sailboats, fishing boats, yachts, pontoon boats, personal watercrafts and more
 
Brush and Branches
These items can be dropped off free of charge just north of 530 Doty Street.
*The yard dump site is open 24/7 to City of Fond du Lac Residents ONLY
*There is no pick-up service offered by the City for brush and branches
   
Bulbs
Do not place any bulbs, other than incandescent or halogen, in curbside carts
*Take to Batteries Plus Bulbs (920-922-8000) https://www.batteriesplus.com/t/recycling or Riley Electric (920-922-7711)
**Includes: LED, Compact Fluorescent (CFL), Incandescent, Circular Florescent, Fluorescent Tubes, U Bend Fluorescent, Plastic Coated & Shatter Shield, Germicidal & UV Lamps, Mercury Vapor, Cold Cathode, Halogen, Metal Halide and High Pressure
*Alternatively, go through a mail back recycling program such as here
 
Campers & RVs
Not accepted at bulky waste site
*Donate through Goodwill program found here.  This includes running and non-running motorhomes, RVs, campers, travel trailers, pop-up trailers, fifth wheels and more
 
Car Parts
Do not place in curbside carts
*Take to local scrap metal yard such as Sadoff Iron & Metal (920-921-2070) or American Auto Iron & Metal (920-923-6602)
 
Cardboard
Place in curbside Waste Management recycling cart
*Flatten before placing in cart
*Alternatively, carboard may be dropped off at Waste Management (1207 S Hickory St), Festival Foods (1125 E Johnson – bin outside their grocery doors) or Aronson Recycling in Waupun (920-324-2209 or aronsonrecycling.com)
*Do not include boxes with grease and food waste (such as soiled pizza boxes)
 
Carboard/Paper Cartons
Place in curbside Waste Management recycling cart
*Rinse before disposing of
 
Carpet
Rolls of carpet can be brought to the Bulky Waste Site (hours and fees found here)
*Alternatively, can be brought to Guelig’s Waste Removal & Demolition (920-477-2068) or visit here
*Scraps of carpet can be brought to Waste Management (1207 S Hickory St) or Guelig’s Waste Removal & Demolition (920-477-2068) or visit here
 
Carpet Padding
Rolls of carpet padding can be brought to the Bulky Waste Site (hours and fees found here)
Alternatively, can be brought to Aronson Recycling in Waupun (920-324-2209 or aronsonrecycling.com) or Guelig’s Waste Removal & Demolition (920-477-2068) or visit here
*Scraps of carpet padding can be brought to Waste Management (1207 S Hickory St)
 
Cat Litter
Place in curbside City of Fond du Lac cart
*Bag up before disposing of
 
CDs and DVDs
Place in curbside City of Fond du Lac cart
 
Cleaning or Acid Products
Full or partially used – do not place in curbside carts
*Annual City Hazardous Waste Event in Late Spring/Early Summer accepts. Watch for announcements on City’s page in the “Latest News” section here.
*Annual County Clean Sweep in Late Summer/Early Fall accepts. Watch for announcement on County’s website here.
**Includes aerosol cleaners, floor care products, furniture polish, drain and bathroom cleaners, metal polish, oven and tile cleaners, disinfectants, gun cleaning solvents
 
Christmas Trees
These can be dropped off free of charge just north of 530 Doty Street.
*The yard dump site is open 24/7 to City of Fond du Lac Residents ONLY
*There is no pick-up service offered by the City for Christmas trees
 
Circuit Boards
Do not place in curbside carts
*Take to Aronson Recycling in Waupun (920-324-2209 or aronsonrecycling.com) or Sadoff Iron & Metal (920-921-2070) or Staples in Beaver Dam(920-356-0591 or here)
*Annual City Household Electronics Drop-off in Late Spring/Early Summer accepts. Watch for announcements on City’s page in the “Latest News” section here.
 
Concrete
Do not place in curbside carts
*Take to John R Giese Enterprises (920-906-5003) or Guelig’s Waste Removal & Demolition (920-477-2068) or visit here
 
Construction Debris
Do not place in curbside carts
*Take to Waste Management (1207 S Hickory St)
**Includes roofing shingles, scraps of lumber, tiles, drywall, etc
*Take to Guelig’s Waste Removal & Demolition (920-477-2068) or visit here
**Includes siding, asphalt, bricks, carpet, building materials, tiles, concrete, drywall, insulation, fixtures, lumber
 
Dirt/Soil
Do not place in curbside carts
*Alternatively, check with local landscaping/excavation contractors or gravel pits to see if they are in current need of product, or if you can use their dumpsite
 
Electronics
Do not place in curbside carts
*Take to Batteries Plus Bulbs (920-922-8000) https://www.batteriesplus.com/t/recycling
**Includes Tablets, Laptops, Cell Phone & Smart Phones, Portable Tools, Power Cords, Charging Accessories
*Take to Sadoff Iron & Metal (920-921-2070) or here for current pricing
**Includes computers, cell phones, memory chips, keyboards, circuit boards, monitors, printers, copiers, fax machines, gaming consoles, power supplies, network equipment and TV’s/televisions
*Take to Staples in Beaver Dam(920-356-0591 or here)
**Includes accessories, adapters, cables, all-in-one computers, cable/satellite receivers, calculators, camcorders, CD/DVD/Blu-ray players, coffee brewers (less than 40 lbs.), computer speakers, connected home devices, copiers, cordless phones, desktop computers, digital cameras, digital projectors, eReaders, fax machines, flash drivers, gaming consoles/handhelds, GPS devices, hard drives, iPod/MP3 players, keyboards and mice, laptops, mobile phones, modems, monitors (including CRT, LED/LCD, plasma), printers/multifunctional devices, routers, scanners, shredders, small servers, stereo receivers, tablets, UPS/battery backup devices, video streaming devices and webcams
*Annual City Household Electronics Drop-off in Late Spring/Early Summer accepts. Watch for announcements on City’s page in the “Latest News” section here.
**Includes CRT monitors, TV’s/televisions, microwaves, large copy machines, computers, tablets, laptops, hard drives, printers, scanners, VCR & DVD players, fax machines, radio, stereo, typewriter, keyboard, mice, circuit boards, cables, cell phones, telephones, cameras, camcorders, cordless power tools, video games, small kitchen appliances and other small electronics
*
Alternatively, go through a mail back recycling program such as here
 
Equipment
Can be brought to the Bulky Waste Site (hours and fees found here)
*Includes smaller equipment found within a house or garage such as push mowers, exercise equipment, snow blowers, bicycles, riding lawn mowers, power washers, etc
 
Eye Glasses
Place in curbside City of Fond du Lac cart
*Alternatively, can take to Fond du Lac Senior Center (920-322-3630) – Lions Eyeglass Drop-Off Site
 
Fertilizer
Full or partially used – do not place in curbside carts
*Annual City Hazardous Waste Event in Late Spring/Early Summer accepts. Watch for announcements on City’s page in the “Latest News” section here.
*Annual County Clean Sweep in Late Summer/Early Fall accepts. Watch for announcement on County’s website here.
 
Fire Extinguishers
If empty – place in curbside Waste Management recycling cart or trash cart if not metal
*Empty metal extinguishers can also be taken for scrap metal to Sadoff Iron & Metal (920-921-2070)
If full/operable – take to local fire department (815 S Main St)
 
Foam Products
Place in curbside City of Fond du Lac cart
*Includes packing Styrofoam, to-go containers and foam coolers
 
Foil or Foil Containers
Place in curbside Waste Management recycling cart
*Clean food waste off of items before disposing of
 
Furniture
Can be brought to the Bulky Waste Site (hours and fees found here)
*Includes beds – frames, mattresses and box springs, chairs, couches, loveseats, recliners, dressers, coffee tables, hutches, kitchen tables and chairs, outdoor patio sets, pianos
 
Garden Waste
This can be dropped off free of charge just north of 530 Doty Street.
*The yard dump site is open 24/7 to City of Fond du Lac Residents ONLY
*There is no pick-up service offered by the City for garden or other yard waste
*Do NOT place in your curbside garbage cart
 
Gasoline
Do not place in curbside carts
*Annual City Hazardous Waste Event in Late Spring/Early Summer accepts. Watch for announcements on City’s page in the “Latest News” section here.
*Annual County Clean Sweep in Late Summer/Early Fall accepts. Watch for announcement on County’s website here.
 
Glass Jars or Bottles
Place in curbside Waste Management recycling cart
*Clean food waste out of items before disposing of
 
Glass – Other Types
Place in curbside City of Fond du Lac cart – bagging up or securing if possible
Windshield Glass
*Take to Safelite AutoGlass (920-933-4229)
 
Grass Clippings
These can be dropped off free of charge just north of 530 Doty Street.
*The yard dump site is open 24/7 to City of Fond du Lac Residents ONLY
*There is no pick-up service offered by the City for grass or other yard waste
*Do NOT place in your curbside garbage cart
 
Hazardous Waste
Full or partially used – do not place in curbside carts
*Includes anything that says on the label “Danger, warning, caution, poison, combustible, flammable, corrosive or toxic”
*Annual City Hazardous Waste Event in Late Spring/Early Summer accepts. Watch for announcements on City’s page in the “Latest News” section here.
*Annual County Clean Sweep in Late Summer/Early Fall accepts. Watch for announcement on County’s website here.
 
Leaves
These can be dropped off free of charge just north of 530 Doty Street.
*The yard dump site is open 24/7 to City of Fond du Lac Residents ONLY
*Every Fall, there is a City-Wide Leaf pickup. Watch for announcements on the City’s page in the “Latest News” section here.
*Do NOT place in your curbside garbage cart
 
Mattresses/Box Springs
Can be brought to the Bulky Waste Site (hours found here)
 
Medication/Prescriptions
Do not place in curbside carts
*These items can be dropped off at the Police Department lobby Monday – Friday from 8 am to 4 pm (920-906-5555) – no needles of any form
*Alternatively, go through a mail back recycling program such as here
 
Mercury
Do not place in curbside carts
*Annual City Hazardous Waste Event in Late Spring/Early Summer accepts. Watch for announcements on City’s page in the “Latest News” section here.
*Annual County Clean Sweep in Late Summer/Early Fall accepts. Watch for announcement on County’s website here.
*Alternatively, go through a mail back recycling program such as here
 
Metals
Can be brought to the Bulky Waste Site (hours and fees found here)
*This includes aluminum, stainless steel, iron, copper or copper wire, brass
*Alternatively, can be brought to American Auto Iron & Metal (920-923-6602), Sadoff Iron & Metal (920-921-2070), Aronson Recycling in Waupun (920-324-2209 or aronsonrecycling.com) or Marcoe’s Recycling (920-929-8666)
 
Microwave Ovens
These can be dropped off at the Bulky Waste Site (hours and fees found here)
*Do NOT place in your curbside garbage cart
 
Mulch
Do not place in curbside carts
*Alternatively, check with local landscaping/excavation contractors or gravel pits to see if they are in current need of product, or if you can use their dumpsite
 
Needles, Syringes or Lancets
Do not place in curbside carts
*Check with local clinic or store/pharmacy purchased from for a drop box for used items
 
Oil
Regular oil ONLY can be brought to the Bulky Waste Site free of charge (hours found here)
Hydraulic oil:
*Annual City Hazardous Waste Event in Late Spring/Early Summer accepts. Watch for announcements on City’s page in the “Latest News” section here.
*Annual County Clean Sweep in Late Summer/Early Fall accepts. Watch for announcement on County’s website here.
Gear oil:
*Take to Advance Auto Parts (920-922-5737)
 
Oil Filters
Do not place in curbside carts
*Take to O’Reilly Auto Parts (920-921-5445) or WalMart Auto Care Center (920-929-6471)
 
Paint Products
Full or partially used – do not place in curbside carts
*This applies to oil-based paints, varnishes, shellacs, turpentine, thinners, lead-based, nail polish, artists’ or wood preservatives
*Annual City Hazardous Waste Event in Late Spring/Early Summer accepts. Watch for announcements on City’s page in the “Latest News” section here.
*Annual County Clean Sweep in Late Summer/Early Fall accepts. Watch for announcement on County’s website here.
*Latex paint can be placed in regular trash by drying out first. This can be done either by taking the lid off (if small amount is left) or adding in a drying agent such as oil-dri or cat litter
 
Paper
Place in curbside Waste Management recycling cart
*Includes newspapers, office papers, envelopes, junk mail, shredded (make sure it is in a paper bag) and other paper products
*Alternatively, can be dropped off at Aronson Recycling in Waupun (920-324-2209 or aronsonrecycling.com)
 
Pesticides, Herbicides, Insecticides, Fungicides, Rodenticides
Full or partially used – do not place in curbside carts.  Empty bags/containers can go in trash cart
*Annual City Hazardous Waste Event in Late Spring/Early Summer accepts. Watch for announcements on City’s page in the “Latest News” section here.
*Annual County Clean Sweep in Late Summer/Early Fall accepts. Watch for announcement on County’s website here.
 
Pet Waste
Place in curbside City of Fond du Lac cart
*Double bag before disposing of
 
Plastic bags
Place in curbside City of Fond du Lac cart
*Do NOT place ANY plastic bags or bag up anything in the recycling cart
*Alternatively, you can take to local stores and place in their bins for proper recycling: Piggly Wiggly (920-922-7800), Festival Foods (920-273-0490), Pick N Save (920-929-6510-Johnson or 920-929-9898-Pioneer) or Target 920-924-0420
 
Plastic Containers/Jugs
Place in curbside Waste Management recycling cart
*Rinse before disposing of
*Containers numbered #1, #2 or #5 only
 
Pool & Spa Chemicals
Full or partially used – do not place in curbside carts
*Annual City Hazardous Waste Event in Late Spring/Early Summer accepts. Watch for announcements on City’s page in the “Latest News” section here.
*Annual County Clean Sweep in Late Summer/Early Fall accepts. Watch for announcement on County’s website here.
 
Propane Tanks
Do not place in curbside carts
*Most places exchange old tanks when you purchase new ones
*Alternatively, check with local propane dealers to see if they will accept without current purchase
 
Rocks/Gravel
Do not place in curbside carts
*Take to Guelig’s Waste Removal & Demolition (920-477-2068) or visit here
*Alternatively, check with local landscaping/excavation contractors or gravel pits to see if they are in current need of product, or if you can use their dumpsite
 
Root Balls
Do not place in curbside carts
*Alternatively, check with local landscaping/excavation contractors or gravel pits to see if you can use their dumpsite
 
Sand
Do not place in curbside carts
*Alternatively, check with local landscaping/excavation contractors or gravel pits to see if they are in current need of product, or if you can use their dumpsite
 
Sharps Containers
Do not place in curbside carts
*Check with local clinic or store/pharmacy purchased from for a potential exchange program (old, full container for new, empty one)
*Go through a mail back recycling program such as here
 
Smoke Alarms/CO2 Detectors
Place in curbside City of Fond du Lac cart
*Some times, specific manufacturer of alarms offer mail-back option to recycle. Check with your specific manufacturer.
*Alternatively, go through a general mail-back recycling program such as here
 
Stump Grindings
Do not place in curbside carts
*Alternatively, check with local landscaping/excavation contractors or gravel pits to see if they are in current need of product, or if you can use their dumpsite
 
String/Holiday Lights
Place in curbside City of Fond du Lac cart
*Alternatively, take to American Auto Iron & Metal (920-923-6602), Sadoff Iron & Metal (920-921-2070) or Marcoe’s Recycling (920-929-8666)
 
Styrofoam
Place in curbside City of Fond du Lac cart
*Alternatively, packaging-type Styrofoam take to The UPS Store (920-921-7599)
*Alternatively, molded Styrofoam take to Atlas Molded Products (920-924-4050)
 
Tires
Can be brought to the Bulky Waste Site (hours and fees found here)
*Alternatively, can be brought to Fleet Farm (920-922-7540), Matthew’s Tire (920-921-6261) or WalMart Auto Care Center (920-929-6471)
 
Trash (Regular Household)
Place in curbside City of Fond du Lac cart

*Can also be brought to the Bulky Waste Site (hours and fees found here)
**Bagged and boxed household trash are accepted. Please have it containerized in some way (box, bags, totes, etc)
*Alternatively, may also take to Waste Management (1207 S Hickory St)
 
TV’s/Televisions
Do not place in curbside carts
*Take to Sadoff Iron & Metal (920-921-2070) or here for current pricing, What Not Shoppe (920-948-3007) or Marcoe’s Recycling (920-929-8666)
*Annual City Household Electronics Drop-off in Late Spring/Early Summer accepts. Watch for announcements on City’s page in the “Latest News” section here.
 
Vehicles
Not accepted at bulky waste site
*Donate through Goodwill program found here.  This includes running and non-running cars, trucks, SUVs, minivans, motorcycles, scooters, golf carts, ATV’s, OTV’s, snowmobiles, motorbikes, farm equipment and more
 
Yard Waste
Brush, branches, shrub trimmings, garden waste, grass clippings and leaves can be dropped off free of charge just north of 530 Doty Street.
*The yard dump site is open 24/7 to City of Fond du Lac Residents ONLY
*Do NOT place in your curbside garbage cart
 
If you have questions regarding recycling items, contact Waste Management at 888-960-0008
If you have questions regarding trash/bulky items, contact the Municipal Service Center at 920-322-3540