Items that are Recyclable

Glass and Plastic may be co-mingled, but we request that all aluminum, cardboard, and paper be separated.  Here is a list of items that are accepted for recycling.  Accepted items MUST be rinsed clean, caps removed and collapsed to reduce volume.

  • Glass - Food and beverage bottles, jars.
  • Plastics - #1 through #7, check triangle label on the bottom of the container for type MUST BE FLATTENED.
  • Tin cans.
  • Aluminum cans.
  • Aerosol and paint cans - Need to be empty and dry with lids removed.
  • Newspaper and phone books - Please leave loose and untied together with string.
  • Magazines and glossy paper - All magazines, stapled or glued, please leave loose and untied.
  • Office and computer paper - White or colored paper including copy paper, stationary, white envelopes, pastel paper and window envelopes.
  • Cardboard and manila envelopes - Corrugated or ribbed cardboard ONLY.  Boxes MUST BE FLATTENED.  For large quantities of cardboard, please deliver to the Recycling Center.  The cardboard size should be smaller than 2' x 4'.

In Wisconsin, businesses are required by law to recycle fluorescent bulbs that are utilized in their operations.  This includes compact fluorescents, 4 foot or greater, circular, high intensity or shielded bulbs.   The cost of recycling these types of bulbs is the responsibility of the business.  Jackson County Recycling serves as a collection site for the residents and businesses of Jackson County. 


Recycling Law Changes Effective January 1, 2011

As of January 1, 2011, oil filters, motor oil and oil absorbants are now banned from landfill disposal in the State of Wisconsin.  In other words, these items cannot be placed in your regular garbage for pickup.  Jackson County is looking into providing collection for at least the oil filters, but no such collection is in place at this time.

Currently retailers that WILL accept oil filters for recycling are:

  • WalMart Stores with auto service departments
  • O'Reilly Auto Parts Stores

Please check with local service stations, as they may also be an outlet for proper disposal of waste oil, oil filters and absorbants.


Special Items that are recyclable: 

  • Scrap metals are accepted at:  Any licensed salvage facility
  • Batteries such as rechargeable batteries, alkaline, lithium and cell phones are accepted at:   Scholze's Ace Home Center
                                                                                                                                           133 County Rd A
                                                                                                                                           Black River Falls

           **A minimal fee is required for the disposal of alkaline and lithium batteries.

  • Oil Filters are accepted at:   WalMart Stores
                                               O'Reilly Auto Supply Centers