Garbage & Recycling Information

Solid Waste/Recycling Automated Communication Form - Click here for the form to submit to receive direct communication when there will be a change or interruption in service outside your normal collection day.
Recycling Simplified - Household batteries, light bulbs, holiday lights and cell phones are accepted at City Hall.
Waste Oil RecyclingWaste motor oil recycling center is located at the West Allen Street and Macauley Avenue intersection.
Electronics Recycling - City of Rice Lake residents may bring electronic items for recycling to:
 Community Services Department
910 S Wisconsin Ave
Hours 8 am - 3pm
Stop in at Community Services Office with your driver's license or proof of residency
City pays 100% of recycling fees for the following items accepted:
  • Computers, printers, cables
  • Televisions, VCR, DVD/CD players
  • Copy machines, typewriters, calculators, telephones
  • Audio equipment 

Recycling at Home with Your Blue Cart
Yes - Place in your residential recycle bin:
  • Newspapers and Newspaper Inserts
  • Magazines and Catalogs
  • Junk Mail and Envelopes
  • Phone Books
  • Office and School Papers (colored papers too)
  • Boxboard (cereal, cake and cracker boxes)
  • Brown Paper Bag (grocery bags)
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Tin and Steel Cans (rinsed)
  • Glass Jars and Bottles
  • Plastic Milk Jugs
  • Plastic Bottles (with necks only)

No - these items cannot be recycled:
  • Plastic Bags
  • Food Waste, Garbage
  • Food Tainted Items (used paper plates, paper towels or paper napkins)
  • Pizza Boxes
  • Egg Cartons
  • Ice Cream Boxes
  • Paper/Waxy Milk Cartons
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Plastic Cups/Silverware
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Plastic other than Bottle (clear strawberry containers, etc.)
  • Juice Boxes/Bags