Garbage & Recycling

                                Updated 26 June 2021                

Recycling Center Guidelines

It is mandatory for residents of Chippewa County to recycle! Township of Sampson pays for costs associated with recycling.

The Bloomer Recycling Center

407 26th Ave.
Bloomer, WI
(715) 568-1803

Recycling Center Hours

Monday and Friday: 9 am – 3 pm

Wednesday: 4 pm – 7 pm

Saturday: 8 am – noon

Closed Holidays

Newspapers & Phone Books

  • Newspaper, phone books, and similar materials.
  • Bundle newspaper and tie with string or place in paper grocery sacks.
  • Shiny inserts may be included

Magazines, Catalogs, & Office Paper

  • Magazines and office paper are accepted but must be kept separate from each other.(Catalogs may be included with magazines.)

Corrugated Cardboard and Paper Grocery Bags

  • Flatten boxes
  • Remove all styrofoam
  • No gray paperboard boxes, cereal boxes, shiny milk cartons, or oil soaked cardboard; including Christmas paper and gift boxes.

Glass and Bottles & Jars

  • Do not break glass bottles or jars
  • Deposit clear, green or brown glass only.
  • Remove caps and metal rings.
  • Labels may be left on.
  • No window glass, light bulbs, mirror glass.
  • Separate by color ( green & blue can go together).

Aluminum Cans

  • Rinse clean.
  • Other aluminum may also be deposited.

Steel/Tin Cans

  • Rinse clean
  • Flatten, if possible to conserve space.
  • Empty aerosol cans are also accepted.

Plastic Bottles #1 & #2

  • Rinse clean.
  • Remove caps. 
  • Scrap Metal
  • Scrap metal items are accepted including sheet metal, aluminum windows, fencing, lawn mowers, car parts, aluminum, steel siding, wire, copper tubing, and electric motors.  Must check in with attendant

Used automotive Oil & Batteries

  • Used automotive oil and used automotive batteries will be accepted.
  • No bulk oil

Fluorescent Light Bulbs

  • Fluorescent bulbs have a small amount of mercury vapor in them. Mercury is a neuro-toxin and therefore fluorescent bulbs are declared a universal waste by the DNR and must be recycled.
  • Must check in with attendant, disposal fee required.

Carpet padding & Cushions

  • Clean, dry urethane carpet, padding and seat cushions are accepted.
  •  Glued or rubber-backed carpet will NOT be accepted. 
  • No Commercial drop off.
  • Must check in with attendant, disposal fee required.


  • Tube TV
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Large Console TV
  • Computer Monitor
  • Other Electronics = Printer, VCR, DVD Player, Radio/Stereo, Scanner, Fax Machine, Laptop, Gaming Console
  • Must check in with attendant, disposal fee required.


  • Waste tires are accepted for a fee based on size.
  • Must check in with attendant, disposal fee required.


  • Appliances will be accepted at the center for free.
  • Registration and proof of residency is required.

The following appliances have been banned from the Wisconsin landfills and will be accepted at the Recycling Center.

Air Conditioners Heat pumps
Dehumidifiers Microwaves
Dishwashers Ovens
Disposal Refrigerators
Dryers Trash compactors
Freezers Washers
Furnaces Water heaters

Demolition waste, Trash disposal and Yard waste is NOT accepted at the Recycling Center.

Trash Disposal

Township of Sampson residents should contact a garbage service regarding trash disposal options.                          Republic Services 800-542-2124, Swift Disposal 877-95WASTE or Waste Management 866-745-9476.

For more information please call:
Town of Sampson Clerk: Darla Butterfield (715) 967-2050
Chippewa County Recycling Program: (715) 726-7999