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GET RID OF OLD MEDICATIONS
The communities below have permanent drop off sites for your old or unwanted medications. Items that are accepted at all four sites without calling ahead are: pills/capsules (prescription and over the counter) and sealed medicine powder packets (place packets in a sealed Ziploc type bag).
Platteville: The Platteville Police Department at 164 North Fourth Street. The items are accepted 7 days a week /24 hours a day. However, liquids, lotions, ointments, and patches are accepted only if they are securely sealed in a Ziploc type bag, one bottle per bag. (608)348-2313.
Muscoda: The Muscoda Police Department at 206 North Wisconsin Avenue. Medications can be dropped off whenever village hall is open. Call ahead to drop off liquids. (608)739-3144.
Lancaster: Lancaster Police Department Lobby. Medication is accepted 7 days a week/24 hours a day. Drop off pills in their original containers or seal the pills in a Ziploc type bag. Call ahead for liquids, lotions, ointments, and patches. Please securely seal these items in a Ziploc type bag, one bottle per bag. (608)723- 4188.
Fennimore: Memorial Building, 860 Lincoln Avenue. Medication is accepted whenever Memorial Building is open. Call ahead for liquids. (608)822-3215
Dickeyville: The Dickeyville Police Department at 500 East Avenue. (608)568-7284
THEY CANNOT TAKE:
Thermometers-Hydrogen Peroxide-Inhalers-Bloody or Infectious Waste-Needles (sharps) Auto Injectors-Aerosol Cans
For more information on guidelines, special events, permanent sites and drug disposal in Wisconsin, please visit www.doseofrealitywi.gov. You can enter your zip code to find the closest drop-off location.
2023 RECYCLING INSTRUCTIONS
Recycing collection will be on Thursdays of every other week, as noted below
January 12, 26 February 9, 23 March 9, 23 April 6, 20
May 4, 18 June 2*, 15, 29 July 13, 27 August 10, 24
Sept 8*, 21 October 5, 19 November 2, 16, 30 December 14, 29*
* denotes schedule changes during holiday weeks
Please have items out for collection by 7:00 am.
ITEMS BANNED FROM LANDFILLS:
Appliances - Tires - Used motor oil - Lead acid batteries
Wet paint - Yard waste - Electronics (TV's, computer components,
fax machines, DVD players, VCR's and DVR's)
For more information contact (608) 348-9586
Additional information can be found at www.fahertyincorporated.com
PLASTICS Household container plastics #1 through #7 are recyclable. Plastic bags(grocery, newspaper, etc.-no black or brown bags) that are clean and dry should be placed inside a clear or transparent bag and tied shut; full bag should be no larger than a basketball. Plastic items that are not recyclable include: Formed styrofoam peanuts and oil bottles.
METALS Tin and aluminum food, beverage and aerosol cans can be recycled. They should be empty and the plastic tops removed. Cardboard sided juice cans and paints cans are not recyclable. Small items of scrap metal may also be recycled (pots, pans, toasters, etc), nothing smaller than 2 inches or larger than a basketball and weighing more than 10 lbs.
GLASS Green, brown, blue and clear bottles and jars only. Windows, mirrors, glassware,ceramics and light bulbs are not recyclable.
PAPER Newspaper, magazines, office paper, phone books, paper milk and and juice carton and junk mail should be placed loose in the recycling bin. Tissue or paper towels, and candy wrappers are not recyclable. Gift wrapping paper (non-foil type) is also recyclable.
CARDBOARD All cardboard boxes including paperboard (cereal boxes, etc) are recyclable. Wax and plastic coated cardboard are not recyclable. Please flatten boxes; pieces should be no larger than 3 feet by 3 feet.
Recyclables may be mixed in clear or transparent bags and placed in bins.
Drivers look for the bins to determine if a stop is needed.
Please rinse containers.
Preparing recyclables correctly is important for the Recycling Centers
automated single-stream sorting process. Proper preparation ensures that recyclables will not
be land filled, helping keep your communities' cost down.