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Kent Smith
Public Works Office
700 James Place
Fort Atkinson WI 53538
(920) 563-7771

Tracey Bente
Office Coordinator

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Municipal Building
101 N. Main Street
Fort Atkinson WI 53538

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Click here for the 2016 Jefferson County Clean Sweep and Recycling Program.

2016 Dates:
Fri, April 8, 2016: Jefferson County Fair Park
Sat, April 9, 2016: Jefferson County Fair Park
Fri, September 23 and Sat, September 24, 2016: City of Watertown Street Department
Fri, October 7, 2016: City of Whitewater Public Works Complex

Complete details are provided in the brochure.


Jefferson County Fair Park:
Clean Sweep is Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9, 2016.
April 8th hours of operation:
2:00 to 3:30 reserved for farmers and small businesses.
3:30 to 5:00 p.m. is for household residents of Jefferson County.

April 9th hours of operation:
8:00 to 10:00 a.m. reserved for household residents of Jefferson County. We will accept a small number of businesses or farmers if they can’t make Friday afternoon.

VSQG businesses need to call for an appointment three weeks ahead of the scheduled event. Businesses will get a free quote per pound and will receive paper work prior to the event. Households and farmers can call up to the day before the event. Households and farmers will be charged a $10 per vehicle fee.

Fort Atkinson
There will be no Clean Sweep events at Fort Atkinson this year. Fort Atkinson residents are encouraged to attend Friday afternoon or Saturday morning Clean Sweep events at the Jefferson County Fair Park. Fort Atkinson residents can attend the Watertown or Whitewater events if the April Fair Park event doesn't work for them.

Watertown Street Department
Clean Sweep is Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24 at the City of Watertown Street Department; hours of operation are 8 to 10:30 a.m. Household and farmers can call for an appointment up to the day before the event. Households and farmers will be charged a $10 per vehicle fee. We will accept small businesses and farmers.

Whitewater Public Work Complex
Friday, October 7 at the City of Whitewater Public Works Complex - hours of operation 3 to 5:30 p.m. Household residents only are allowed at this event. We ask Jefferson County residents to call ahead of time and send a $10 per vehicle fee for the event.

Everyone must register for a Clean Sweep event. Call for your appointment or questions at (920) 674-7430.

E-waste/Appliance Recycling
E-waste (electronics) and Appliance collections sites are being reviewed at this time. The cost of recycling CRT TVs and monitors has increase and the Solid Waste/Air Quality Committee is working with Watertown, Waterloo, Ixonia, Jefferson and Fort Atkinson to solve the problem of cost and find an efficient and affordable process for e-waste and appliance recycling. It has cost Jefferson County Clean Sweep Recycling Program $42,184.16 since July of 2015. The cost for recycling and shipping increased again on February 1, 2016. The estimated program cost could be up to $150,000 for the 2016 program year. We will keep you posted on changes to the program. With questions you can call (920) 674-7430.

Two Permanent Latex Paint Collections Sites
The sites only take latex paint (water based). Oil based paint, stains, varnish, shellac/lacquer, paint thinner/solvents, strippers, marine paint and spray cans must be brought to a Clean Sweep event. Check our website or call (920) 674-7430 for Clean Sweep events and questions.

Site Locations:
City of Watertown Street Department, 811 S. First Street, Watertown

Please call the Street Department office (920) 262-4080 or stop at the office before dropping off your latex paint. Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Ixonia Transfer Station, W1276 Elmwood, Ixonia
Hours of operation Wednesdays 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

We will not take latex paint at any future Clean Sweep events because we now have two sites open all year long.

Jefferson County Clean Sweep website:


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