Garbage & Recycling
The Village of Richfield does not have a municipal garbage program and requires residents to contract with private waste haulers for garbage and recycling. The three licensed companies in the Village of Richfield are Waste Management, Advanced Disposal and Choice Disposal. For additional information regarding our Recycling Center (PDF), including hours of operation and questions about accepted material, please contact Village Hall.
Wisconsin's electronics recycling law was signed in October 2009 as Act 50. The law establishes a statewide program, now called the E-Cycle Wisconsin program, to collect and recycle certain electronic devices. It is based on a product stewardship approach, which assigns primary responsibility for collection and recycling to the manufacturer. The law also bans certain electronics from Wisconsin landfills and incinerators after September 1, 2010.
Items that can no longer be disposed of in landfills:
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 (i.e., DVRs)
Cell phones, digital cameras, iPods, etc.
The Village of Richfield does accept certain electronic waste although a fee will be charged to dispose of these items. These items are listed on our Recycling Schedule (PDF).
Items not accepted by the Village of Richfield can be recycled at several E-Cycle collection sites throughout the state. These sites are listed on a database for each County.
For further information on E-cycling, refer to the DNR E-cycling website.
For more information regarding village ordinances relating to appropriate garbage and recycling practices, please refer to Chapter 198 of the Village Code or visit the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources webpage.
Washington County - Clean Sweep
The county has amended their "Clean Sweep" program for 2019. Hazardous Waste collection will now take place at Veolia Environmental Services, located at W124N9451 Boundary Rd., Monomonee Falls, WI. Collection will take place twice, weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11AM to 6PM. Check out the Washington County Planning and Parks Department, Land and Water Conservation Division web page for more details at the following link: http://www.co.washington.wi.us/departments.iml?Detail=181