Location and Office Hours

707 N. Maple Street
PO Box 118
Ellsworth, WI 54011

Recycling Drop Off Hours
Monday - Friday
6:00am - 4:30pm
1st & 3rd Saturdays
8:00am - Noon
(Closed Holidays)

Phone: 715.273.3092
Fax: 715.273.6867

Staff Contacts

Steve Melstrom - EXT 6849

MRF Supervisor
David Murphy - EXT 7402

Office Specialist
Darlene Dailey - EXT 7401




Recycling Guide
Cartons Accepted
#5 Plastic Accepted
Ag & Silage Plastic Program Flyer
Ag Plastic Bags Program
Ag Plastics Program Updates


Foam Insulation Cylinders Not Accepted



Electronic Recycling Guidelines

New Electronics Recycling Guidelines for Wisconsin


Wisconsin's electronics recycling law was signed by Governor Doyle 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. 

Once fully implemented, the law is expected to provide Wisconsin households and K-12 public schools with more convenient recycling locations across the state, conserve valuable resources, prevent pollution--and its associated impacts on human health and the environment-- from improper disposal of electronics, and encourage an expansion of the state’s recycling industry. 

Pierce County has always maintained contracts with electronics recycling companies that process their material in an environmentally responsible manner.  By doing so, this new legislation will make more electronic recycling companies accountable for their practices and methods in which they process electronic equipment.

Similar legislation has already been passed in MN, IL and IN.  With Wisconsin now on board, electronics manufactures, collectors (such as Pierce County Recycling Center) and recyclers in these states will be able to follow similar procedures to create a more uniform program.  To learn more about E-Cycle Wisconsin visit: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/ecycle/

Materials banned from landfill but accepted year-round at Pierce County Recycling Center
Hard Drives
DVD/VCR Players
Video Display Screens (cell phones)