The Village of Richfield offers limited recycling at our Transfer Station 1345 Hillside Road behind the Department of Public Works building. It is staffed by part-time employees, and has limited hours and services.
Transfer Station services (dropping off leaves and brush) are offered on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm. From April to November the Recycling yard is also open the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. After the 3rd Saturday in November the yard closes until the spring for yard waste and leaves. A nominal fee may be charged for yard waste.
Burn Permits (PDF) are also sold at the Transfer Station for a monthly fee of $3.00 or an annual fee of $15.00.
For all other recycling services, including the dropping off of scrap metal, waste oil, car tires, lumber, etc. it is open those two Saturdays (1st and 3rd) per month from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm all year and the second and fourth Thursday of the month from April to November 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
If you have any questions, please call the Village Hall (262) 628-2260 Ext. 118 during normal business hours.
You may also call (262) 628-0700 during Transfer Station hours.
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)
- Computer monitors
- Other computer accessories (including keyboards, mice, speakers, external hard drives and flash drives)
- DVD players, VCR's and other video players (i.e., DVR's)
- Fax machines
- 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 and can also be viewed on the list below.
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.
Additionally, you can reach out to your local Best Buy to inquire if they accept electronic items that are not accepted by the Village. As of November 1, 2021, a current list of electronic items they accept can be found here.
For further information on E-cycling, refer to the DNR E-cycling website.
Accepted at No Charge
- Automotive type batteries
- Light fixtures (oil-filled ballasts must be removed from fixtures)
- Logs and firewood
- Motor oil
- Non-freon appliances (dishwashers, dryers, hot water heaters, pressure tanks, washers, stoves)
- Propane tanks (gas must be drained and valves must be removed)
- Scrap metal (gas, oil, and grease should be drained from all machinery)
Not Accepted at the Transfer Station
- Oil-filled ballasts found in lights
- Blocks & pavers
- Copy Machines
- Dirt & soil
- Hazardous waste
- Mercury switches
- N-cad batteries
- Paint cans
- Pipe or tubing
- Smoke alarms
- Upholstered furniture
Items Requiring a Service Fee
- Freon appliances (ac units, freezers, refrigerators, dehumidifiers, etc.)
- Gas cans/drums (up to 55 gallons)
- Propane tanks (with valves not removed)
- Tires (car tires with or without rims, large truck tires, pickup truck tires, racing tires)
- Water softeners
- Yard/garden waste, leaves & brush, grass clippings