Town of Delavan Waste/Recycle Haulers
How Do I Recycle...
All cans should be rinsed.
Aluminum foil must be clean.
Remove labels on tin cans.
Remove both ends of tin cans if possible then flatten if possible.
Washers, Dryers, Stoves, Water Heaters, and Furnaces require an extra charge paid per appliance if put with your refuse. Billing arrangements must be made prior to being picked up.
Refrigerators, Freezers, Air Conditioners and Dehumidifiers contain "Freon" gas and hazardous oil in their compressors. You MUST have a state licensed appliance technician remove freon and oil and provide proof of the recovery of the gas and oil before the refuse hauler can remove any of these items from your property. An extra charge per appliance must be paid.
The Town of Delavan has a white goods drop off site at Town Hall that is free.
Car, Truck, Tractor and Motorcycle Batteries Only.
Place NEXT to your recycling container.
NOT ACCEPTED: Flashlight-type batteries.
Must be clean. Remove plastic and metal straps, staples may remain.
Package in no larger than 3' by 3' wide bundles.
The bundle cannot exceed 6" in height.
Boxes not flattened will not be picked up.
EXAMPLES ARE: Cereal Boxes, Cracker Boxes and Potato Chip Boxes.
All food must be removed. Cardboard must be clean and dry.
Metal pour spouts must be removed. All non-paper materials must be removed.
Place flattened cardboard in brown paper grocery bags.
Soda and beer cases with shiny finish may be recycled.
RECYCLE YOUR CARTONS:
Town of Delavan residents can recycle food and beverage cartons as part of your curbside recycling program. We are proud to expand the list of accepted recyclables and continue our mission to conserve energy and natural resources and protect the environment.
What are Cartons?
Cartons are a type of packaging for food and beverage products you can purchase at the store. They are easy to recognize and are available in two types: shelf-stable, which are found on grocery store shelves, and refrigerated, which are found in the refrigerated section of grocery stores. Both types of cartons can be recycled.
Electronics can be recycled at DP Electronic Recyclers:
540 E Centralia
Elkhorn Wi 53121
Computers (desktop, laptop, netbook and tablet computers)
Desktop printers (including those that scan, fax and/or copy)
Other computer accessories (including keyboards, mice, speakers, external hard drives and flash drives)
DVD players, VCRs and other video players
Electronic toys and gaming devices
Televisions (Best Buy will take them)
Clear, Brown, Green Food and Beverage Glass –
Glass must be clean. Remove lids and caps.
Paper labels may remain on the items.
No window or drinking glass, dishes or mirrors.
Click for more information on Mattress Recycling.
The Mattress Recycling Council estimates that Americans dispose of roughly 15 to 20 million mattresses every year. The average mattress takes up 40 cubic feet, which means that one year’s worth of discarded mattresses will occupy more than 132,000 square miles of landfill space. To cut down on waste and preserve landfill space, mattress owners in the U.S. are encouraged to get rid of their old mattresses using alternative means. This guide will feature some helpful tips for donating, recycling, reselling and reusing old or used mattresses.
Engine Oil from Cars, Trucks, Tractors and Motorcycles –
The Town Hall recycles motor oil, and vegetable oil that is used to heat the Mechanics Garage. It can be dropped off Monday thru Friday from 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM.
Motor Oil MUST be in one gallon jugs with the cap on tightly; that your refuse hauler will pick up.
Place one gallon jugs NEXT TO your recycling container, NOT IN the recycle container.
NOT ACCEPTED: Gasoline, oil mixtures, antifreeze, and any other non-motor oil liquid.
Package together in 6" tied bundles or place them in brown paper grocery bags. DO NOT use plastic bags. No carbon paper, tissues, napkins or paper towel.
No. 6 is Polystyrene and is NOT ACCEPTED.
On plastic products, look for the triangle with a number inside it. If the item does not have a triangle with a number inside it, it cannot be recycled.
Plastic must be clean. Lids and neck ring must be removed.
Plastic oil bottles CANNOT be rinsed clean. Dispose of oil bottles in your garbage.
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has granted a variance (exception) on polystyrene. Until the variance is lifted you may dispose of polystyrene products with your refuse.
Kids and Recycling
Recycle & Going Green
- BB Cleaning Services
- Best Buy Recycle Program
- Buildiums Green Building Resource Guide
- Electronic Recycling
- Going Green in Your Home
- Going Green with your Car
- Green Guide for Recycle of Appliances and Electronics
- Green Living Family - Guide to Going Green
- Recycling - Glass, Plastic, Metal & More
- Water Recycling
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