Frequently Asked Questions

Solid Waste Frequently Asked Questions

Household Hazardous Material Facility

 

  

Where is the Household Hazardous Material Facility located?

The Household Hazardous Waste Facility is located at the back of the Winnebago County Transfer Station at 105 W. County Road Y, Oshkosh.

 

     From the North:  Take Interstate 41 south towards Oshkosh.  Take the very first Oshkosh exit (Highway 76/Jackson Street exit).  When you get off of the highway turn left and head into town.  The very first intersection you come to will be County Road Y.  Take a right on Y, and the Household Hazardous Material Facility will be the second driveway on the left hand side.  There will be orange cones set-up in the driveway.  Follow the orange cones to the back of the building where staff will collect your material(s).

 

     From the South:  Take Interstate 41 north towards Neenah.  Take the last Oshkosh exit (Highway 76/Jackson Street exit).  When you get off of the highway, veer to the right and head into town.  The very first intersection you come to will be County Road Y. Take a right on Y, and the Household Hazardous Material Facility will be the second driveway on the left hand side.  There will be orange cones set-up in the driveway.  Follow the orange cones to the back of the building where staff will collect your material(s).

 

 

What can I do with latex paint?

Check with friends, neighbors, schools or non-profit groups to reuse good leftover paint.  To dispose of your paint: open up the cans and let them air dry until paint is hard; add cat litter, sand, oil dry or a paint hardener product (available at hardware stores) to speed up the process of the paint hardening; if there is a lot of paint you can pour it onto newspaper and let it dry (newspaper would become trash).

 

 

What can I do with old gasoline?

You can bring it to the Winnebago County Household Hazardous Material Facility on the select open days.  The gasoline needs to be brought in a container that you can leave on-site.  If it’s during the time-frame that the Household Hazardous Material Facility is closed you can take it to the Brown County Household Hazardous Waste Facility for no charge (920) 492-4950.

 

 

What do I do with old ammunition or explosives?  These items are not accepted at the Winnebago County Household Hazardous Material Facility.  Please call your local Sheriff's Office for disposal options.  Winnebago County Sheriff - 920-236-7300.

 

Why is the Household Hazardous Material Facility not open year round?

The building that is utilized for this is not heated and that is why the facility closes November – February.

 

 

What can I do with Household Hazardous Material from November – February?

If you cannot wait until the facility reopens in spring, you may bring material to Brown County Hazardous Waste at 2561 S Broadway Drive, Green Bay, for no charge.  Call 920-492-4950 for hours and more information.

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