Clean Sweep

Collection & disposal of unwanted/unusable appliances and electronics

Appliance & Electronics Collection ~ MEDFORD & GILMAN~

SATURDAY, May 13, 2023

  • Medford – Taylor County Fairgrounds 8:00 a.m. – Noon (enter from State Hwy 64 onto Bauer Drive) 
  • Gilman – High School Parking Lot 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Off State Hwy 64 go North on 5th Avenue to E Crumb Street)
  • All participants must remain in their vehicles during the clean sweep collection.




Appliances$15 – water softeners & empty 20#+ propane tanks

$25 – freon items:  air conditioners, refrigerators, ice makers, water fountains, dehumidifiers, freezers, water coolers

– washers, dryers, stoves, microwaves, dishwashers, humidifiers, water heaters, furnaces, electrical wiring, scrap metal of all kinds, lead acid vehicle batteries, uncontaminated motor oil and transmission oil (in not larger than 15-gallon non-leaking containers)
Note:  oil will be rejected if mixed with water or anti-freeze
ElectronicsScreen Items (i.e.: any TVs & computer monitors)
6+=$10 each
$20 Salvages or non-intact screens

FREE – CPUs/laptops/tablets, scanners/faxes, vcr/dvd players, stereo equipment, vacuum cleaners, desktop printers/copiers, keyboards/mice & cables, cell phones, satellite dishes/receivers.  Other small electronics:  coffee makers, mixers, toasters, slow cookers, popcorn poppers, hair dryers, fans, etc.


The above list may not include all items that will be accepted. Please contact Taylor County Zoning office, 715-748-1485, for more information.

Collection & disposal of unwanted/unusable chemical wastes (households/farm/businesses)

Household & Agricultural CLEAN SWEEP ~ MEDFORD only

SATURDAY, May 13, 2023

  • Medford – Taylor County Fairgrounds 8:00 a.m. – Noon (enter from State Hwy 64 onto Bauer Drive).
  • All participants MUST REMAIN IN THEIR VEHICLES during the Clean Sweep collection.

Any Taylor County landowner, farmer or household member who has unwanted household or agricultural chemical wastes is eligible to participate for FREE. Businesses will be charged a minimal fee. All businesses must preregister by calling the Taylor County Zoning Department at 715-748-1485 by May 3rd. Farmers must pre-register agricultural chemicals over 200 lbs. This is to prepare personnel for the anticipated chemicals. It also helps identify any “UNKNOWN” chemicals. PLEASE report all UNKNOWNS & VOLUME to the Taylor County Zoning Department.


(Included but not limited to)

  • Herbicides/Chemicals
  • Cleaners
  • Anti-freeze/Old Gas
  • Fertilizer
  • Paint Thinner & Stripper
  • Mercury Waste/Thermometers
  • Driveway Sealer
  • Pesticides
  • Solvents
  • Varnish/Stain
  • Week Killer
  • Aerosol Cans (empty cans go in garbage)
  • Fluorescent/CFL Tubes (first 25 FREE) farm & residence only
  • Oil-Based Paints ONLY (NO LATEX – latex can be disposed of by drying out & placing in garbage)


  • Latex Paint
  • Explosives, Flares, Fireworks
  • Freon 11 & 12
  • Radioactive Materials, Smoke/CO2 Alarms
  • Ammunition
  • Biological, Infectious or Medical Wastes/Sharps
  • Recyclables
  • Any Broken Bulbs
  • Incandescent Bulbs
  • Oil Filters
  • Asbestos
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • *Compressed Gas Cyclinders
  • *Waste Oil
  • *Vehicle Batteries
  • *Appliances & Electronics

*These items can be disposed of at the Appliances & Electronic collection on same day.


Fluorescent Tubes (over 25)
Residential, Farm & Businesses

  • 4′ or less & circular tubes=$1.00
  • 4′ + tubes=$1.50
  • Shatter shield tube=$2.50
  • Tanning bed/UV bulb=$2.50
  • LED bulb any size=$2.00
  • H.I.D light bulb=$2.00


  • Lithium Ion=$5/pound
  • Lithium Metal=$6/pound
  • All other batteries=$1/pound

We reserve the right to reject any materials brought to the site that do not meet the reasonable intent of the program.

NO Pharmaceuticals at this event. Medications can be disposed of at the Aspirus Medford Retail Pharmacy.

Ag Plastic Recyclinground-bales-966113_640

It is illegal to burn plastics in Wisconsin. Such burning can release toxic and cancer causing chemicals into the air where they can be inhaled by people and animals or deposited into the soil. Burying plastics is not a good alternative because plastics do not break down completely and often resurface.

Please dispose of your ag plastics in a landfill.

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