Waste/ Recycling

Please properly dispose of your wastes through one of the many opportunities listed below. It is illegal to burn garbage in Pierce County. If you have questions about waste disposal or recycling in Pierce County, contact the Town Clerk or the Pierce County solid Waste/Recycling Department.


The Town of Spring Lake uses the honor system for garbage collection, with the fee of $3 per bag to be put in the lock-box in the door of the Town Hall.  Spring Lake residents may drop off their garbage any time.  The garbage dumpsters are only for typical 30-gallon garbage bags, not tires, mattresses, furniture or electronics.  This service is for Spring Lake residents only.


Recyclables may be placed in the recycling bins at any time. These bins are located at the Town Hall. There is no charge for recycling. Please follow the guidelines in the Pierce County Recycling Guide pamphlet located on a board near the recycling bins. Please take the time to place your recyclables in the correct bin. Detailed recycling information can be found in the Pierce County Recycling Guide Pamphlet.


After a lot of consideration and discussion, the Town of Spring Lake Town Board  has made the difficult decision to announce that we can no longer hold our annual Spring and Fall Clean-Up Days as it has become too restrictive.  GFL Environmental will no longer accept any electronics (tv's/computers), appliances and tires. These items are banned by the Wisconsin DNR to go to landfills.  If the Town was to have dumpsters with any of these items in them, we would not only pay the disposal price of the item, but a $100 per item fine.  Due to these constraints, it is no longer economically feasible for the Town of Spring Lake to have annual clean-up days.

Where can you properly dispose these items? Pierce County has a recycling center that will accept these items and more.  The Pierce County Recycling Center is open Monday – Friday from 6am – 4:30pm. Some items have fees associated with them and some items are free. 

The regular garbage dumpsters (household trash) and recycle bin remain the same.

Click here to view the Pierce County Recycling Guide for your convenience. 

Note: The $25 County Solid Waste fee on your tax statement goes directly to Pierce County.