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Garbage & Recycling
The Village of Richfield does not have a municipal garbage program and requires residents to contract with private waste haulers for garbage and recycling. The three licensed companies in the Village of Richfield are Waste ManagementAdvanced Disposal and Choice Disposal. For additional information regarding our Recycling Center, including hours of operation and questions about accepted material, please contact Village Hall.  


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 stewarship 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 at:

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 at:

For further information on E-cycling, refer to the DNR E-cycling website at:

Village Ordinances
For more information regarding village ordinances relating to appropriate garbage and recycling practices, please refer to Chapter 198 of the Village Code or visit the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources webpage.

Washington County - Clean Sweep May 5th, 2018
As a Washington County resident this Full service Clean Sweep is your opportunity to dispose of unwanted hazardous chemicals and electronic goods from your household, farm, or abandoned farm operations.  In 2017, pre-registration cost of  $30.00 per vehicle was necessary for hazardous waste and/or E-goods. The 2018 rates are yet to be released. The location of the event is at 314 West Washington St. Slinger, WI. 

To PreRegister You may either:
1)  Download and mail the Registration Form at www.co.washington.wi.us/cleansweep
2)  Stop at Land & Water Conservation Division 333 E. Washington St., Ste.2300, West Bend; or
3)  Call 262.335.4808 to get the form mailed.

Accepted Hazardous Waste Includes:

Hazardous Waste and E-Goods (Electronic Technology)
Electronic technology is always evolving and residents are constantly upgrading their computer, CD rom players, DVD players, printers, toner & cartridges, speakers, and similar equipment.  Recycle your end-of-life electronics through the Full Service Clean Sweep.

TVs, Electronics, and Household Appliance Collection
This is an opportunity to recycle TVs, fax machines, telephones, dehumidifiers, and household appliances. Water softeners are not accepted.

Pharmaceutical/Medicine Collection
Bring your expired and unused medicine in the original container (if possible).  Never flush or pour unused medicine down the drain.  Please see our website for a list of acceptable pharmaceutical substances.  No needles or sharps accepted.  No PreRegistration is necessary if you only have medicines.

Used Tire Collection
Bring your used vehicle tires to the Full Service Clean Sweep.  Charges apply depending on the size of the tire (on or off rim).  Prices double if tires are on rims.  Cash or check will be accepted at time of drop off.  For larger quantities (20+) please call 262.335.4800.  No PreRegistration is necessary if you only have tires.

Small Quantity Generator (VSQG) Collection
Pre-registration and cost of disposal charges will apply.

Unaccepted Hazardous Waste Includes:

Latex paint, Oil, Radioactives (including smoke alarms), Infectious and biological wastes, Freon 11 and 12, Vehicle batteries, Explosives (including detonators & blasting caps), Gass grill propane tanks, and Needles/Sharps/Epi-pens.