Household Hazardous Waste

City of Shawano residents are allowed to use the Brown County Household Hazardous Waste Facility or the Marathon County Hazardous Waste Facility to dispose of household hazardous wastes. There is no charge to residents.  If you have specific questions about acceptable items, please contact the facility directly at the contact numbers listed below.

Brown County Household Hazardous Waste Facility
2561 S Broadway
Green Bay, WI 54304
(920) 492-4964
Click here to visit their website.
City residents may use the Brown County facility on Thursdays between Noon and 6 pm and
Saturdays from 8 am to 2 pm.

Marathon County Household Hazardous Waste Facility
R18500 Hwy 29
Ringle, WI 54471
(715) 446-3101
Click here to visit their website.
City residents may use the Marathon County facility Monday through Friday from 7 am to 4 pm and
Saturdays (March to November) from 8 am to 11 am.  Please note:  residents will need to schedule an appointment prior to visiting the facility as the hazardous waste division is not staffed full time.

Acceptable Items
  • Pesticides
  • Acids
  • Caustics
  • Stains/varnishes
Unacceptable Items
  • Latex Paints: Paints can be safely disposed of. Residents should take the covers off of the paint can and let the paint harden. Once the paint has hardened, the paint containers can be set out for collection with the covers off. Also, using absorbent material such as kitty litter, sand, newspaper, etc. will work for disposing of paint. Fill a large cardboard box with the absorbent material and dump the paint inside. Let the box dry out completely and place inside a clear plastic bag. The paint containers can be set at the curb with the covers off.
  • Oil Paints: Oil paints are considered household hazardous waste and should be taken to the Brown County Household Hazardous Waste site for proper disposal.