As we previously reported, there will be many changes to the collection of solid waste and recycling materials in Dunn County starting on Jan. 1. This press release lists all of the upcoming changes and the new hours for the Dunn County Transfer Stations. We will be adding the new hours of operation to our community calendar before Jan. 1 to help you keep track of the alternating weeks on Saturday, etc.

Dunn County Solid Waste & Recycling Announces Program Changes

The Dunn County Solid Waste & Recycling Division is announcing changes to the days and hours of site operations and items accepted for recycling. These changes will begin on January 2nd, 2020, and are needed to help reduce costs and improve efficiency. The Solid Waste & Recycling Management Board voted to approve these changes at its December 2019 meeting after carefully considering input from staff, municipal representatives, waste haulers, and the public.

New Sites Days & Hours of Operation

Starting on January 2, 2020, new days and hours of operations will be in force, as listed below. Residents of participating municipalities can utilize any of these collection sites.

Transfer Station & Recycling Center, Menomonie

E3900 Hwy 29, in the Town of Menomonie
Mondays        6 am - 12 pm
Wednesdays  1 pm - 6 pm 
Saturdays       7 am - 12 pm

Boyceville Area Collection Station & Yard Waste Drop-Off Site
1402 Dump Rd, Boyceville, WI 54725
Wednesdays      12 pm - 6 pm 
Saturdays           7 am - 12 pm 

Colfax Area Collection Station & Yard Waste Drop-Off Site
N9417 810th St, Colfax, WI 54730
Wednesdays       12 pm - 6 pm
Saturdays            7 am - 12 pm

Connorsville Area Collection Station
E1285 1256th Ave, Boyceville, WI 54725
Tuesdays                   12 pm - 6 pm
1st & 3rd Saturdays   8 am - 12 pm

Downsville Area Collection Station
N2723 440th St, Downsville, WI 54735
Tuesdays                   12 pm - 6 pm
1st & 3rd Saturdays   8 am - 12 pm

Elk Mound Area Collection Station & Yard Waste Drop Off Site
401 570th Ave, Elk Mound, WI 54734
Wednesdays          12 pm - 6 pm
Saturdays               7 am - 12 pm

Ridgeland Area Collection Station
N12184 Hwy 25, Ridgeland, WI 54763
(Near intersection of Hwy 25 and Hwy 64)
Thursdays                  12 pm - 6 pm
2nd & 4th Saturdays  8 am - 12 pm

Rock Creek Area Collection Station  
N1825 980th St, Rock Falls, WI 54764
Thursdays                  12 pm - 6 pm
2nd & 4th Saturdays  8 am - 12 pm

Sand Creek Area Recycling Drop-Off Site
N13425 County Hwy I, Sand Creek, WI
(Near the Fire Station)
Open 24/7/365*

*The Sand Creek Area Recycling Drop-Off Site is open 24/7/365. This site is unmanned and 100% self-service, but will be strictly monitored for compliance at all times. The Sand Creek site only accepts recyclables; no trash, electronics or tires. The recyclables collected in Sand Creek include:

  • #1 Plastic Bottles & Containers

  • #2 Plastic Bottles & Jugs

  • Aluminum Cans

  • Steel Cans

  • Glass Bottles & Jars

  • Cardboard

  • Paper

Recycling Program Changes

The following items will no longer be recycled at Dunn County sites (due to high costs and low value):

  • Fridge & Freezer Boxes (Carrier Stock)

  • Woven Grain & Pet Food Sacks

  • Woven Super Sacks (fees apply)

  • Coroplast (fees apply)

  • Vinyl Siding (fees apply)

Dunn County is also modifying the mixed rigid plastics recycling program. Mixed rigid plastics will be accepted for recycling for free at the Dunn County Transfer Station as long as they are free of residues, rope, fabric, wood, metal, circuitry and batteries. Mixed rigid plastics brought to any Area Collection Station will incur a fee and will be landfilled. Dunn County encourages residents to bring their clean mixed rigid plastics to the Transfer Station for free recycling!

New Minimum Scale Fee

A new minimum scale fee of $20 and a $65/ton tipping fee will be implemented at the Dunn County Transfer Station & Recycling Center effective January 1st, 2020. If a scale transaction totals less than $20, the customer will be charged $20 for the load. If the scale transaction totals more than $20, the customer will pay the actual amount based on total weight, without any additional fees.

Solid Waste Permits

Dunn County Solid Waste & Recycling reminds all residents to display the 2020 Solid Waste Permit on the vehicle windshield beginning January 1, 2020. If the permit is not displayed, residents will be charged $3 per bag or barrel of household trash. Solid Waste permits are required when disposing of household trash only. Household trash includes items that are disposed of in an indoor trash receptacle on a regularly occurring basis. Items such as carpeting, flooring, cabinetry, drywall, toilets and lumber fall into the category of construction and demolition wastes and incur a fee. Renters who live in participating municipalities should contact the Dunn County Solid Waste and Recycling office to obtain their permit by phone at 715-232-4017 or by email at [email protected].

New Office Location

The Dunn County Solid Waste & Recycling Division office has moved, and is now located in the Dunn County Community Services Building at 3001 US Highway 12 East, Suite 240B, Menomonie, WI 54751. We are located on the second floor in Room 240. All phone and email contacts remain the same.

Closures for Upcoming Holidays

The Dunn County Solid Waste & Recycling Division office will be closed on December 24-25, 2019 and January 1, 2020. The Dunn County Transfer Station & Recycling Center and all Area Collection Stations will be closed on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 and Wednesday, January 1, 2020. No additional days of operation to make up for being closed on holidays are planned. New days and hours of operation will begin on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

Questions or concerns regarding these changes may be directed to the Dunn County Solid Waste & Recycling office at 715-232-4017 or email [email protected].


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