The Village of Richfield offers limited recycling at our Recycling Center 1345 Hillside Road behind the Department of Public Works building. It is staffed by part-time employees, and has limited hours and services.
Recycling yard services (dropping off leaves and brush) are offered on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm. From April to November the Recycling yard is also open the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. After the 3rd Saturday in November the yard closes until the spring for yard waste and leaves. A nominal fee may be charged for yard waste.
Burn Permits (PDF) are also sold at the Recycling Center for a monthly fee of $3.00 or an annual fee of $15.00.
For all other recycling services, including the dropping off of scrap metal, waste oil, car tires, lumber, etc. it is open those two Saturdays (1st and 3rd) per month from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm all year and the second and fourth Thursday of the month from April to November 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
If you have any questions, please call the Village Hall (262) 628-2260 Ext. 118 during normal business hours.
You may also call (262) 628-0700 during recycling center hours.
Wisconsin's electronics recycling law was signed in October 2009 as Act 50. The law establishes a statewide program, now called the E-Cycle Wisconsin program, to collect and recycle certain electronic devices. It is based on a product stewardship approach, which assigns primary responsibility for collection and recycling to the manufacturer. The law also bans certain electronics from Wisconsin landfills and incinerators after September 1, 2010.
Items that can no longer be disposed of in landfills:
- Computers (desktop, laptop, netbook and tablet computers)
- Desktop printers (including those that scan, fax and/or copy)
- Computer monitors
- Other computer accessories (including keyboards, mice, speakers, external hard drives and flash drives)
- DVD players, VCR's and other video players (i.e., DVR's)
- Fax machines
- Cell phones, digital cameras, iPods, etc.
The Village of Richfield does accept certain electronic waste although a fee will be charged to dispose of these items. These items are listed on our Recycling Schedule and can also be viewed on the list below.
Items not accepted by the Village of Richfield can be recycled at several E-Cycle collection sites throughout the state. These sites are listed on a database for each County.
For further information on E-cycling, refer to the DNR E-cycling website.
Accepted at No Charge
- Automotive type batteries
- Brush and leaves (must fit in trunk or backseat of car, no stumps)
- Motor oil
- Scrap metal (gas, oil, or grease shall be drained from all machinery; ballasts shall be removed from light fixtures.)
Not Accepted at the Recycling Center
- Ballasts typically found in Light fixtures
- Capacitors, transformers, smoke alarms, mercury switches, copy machines, computers, monitors, and keyboards
- Demolition materials; such as drywall, dirt, concrete blocks and pavers, asphalt, rocks, and stumps.
- Flashlight and Ni-CAD batteries
- Oil tanks
- Paint, paint cans, aerosol products, and all hazardous waste
Items Requiring a Service Fee
- Car tires
- Car tires with rims
- Freon appliances including refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, and air conditioners
- Gas cans and drums up to 55 gallon
- Non-Freon appliances including washers, dryers, dishwashers, hot water heaters and stoves
- Microwaves and televisions
- Pick-up truck tires
- Propane tanks
- Semi-truck tires
- Brush (on 4-by-8 trailers or dual axle trailers)