Disposal of Items Not accepted by the City of Ripon

The information listed below is provided by the City of Ripon regarding the disposal of electronics and other household wastes that cannot be put into the trash.

For more information on solid waste disposal, visit the City of Ripon website.

Computers / electronics / cell phones:


  • Cliff’s Tire & Battery, 1049 W. Fond du Lac St, 920-748-6432
  • Payless tire Service Center, 400 Blackburn St, 920-748-3333

Construction materials:

  • Valley Trails Landfill, N9101 Willard Rd, Berlin, 920-361-4995

Microwaves / Dehumidifiers / Air Conditioners / Refrigerators / Freezers:

  • Bluemke’s in Rosendale, 800-236-2133

Fluorescent light bulbs (tubes & CFL):

  • Ace Hardware, 1085 W. Fond du Lac St, Ripon, 920-748-3360 (max 5 bulbs / day)
  • Ripon Electric, 510 Aspen St, Ripon, 920-748-6606 (fee)

All batteries:

  • Grant Pack-N-Ship, 117 Watson St., 029-273-3044
  • Kutz Home Improvement, 646 E. Oshkosh St., 920-748-6836
  • Ace Hardware, 1085 W. Fond du Lac St, Ripon, 920-748-3360

Oil based paint / Hazardous chemicals:

  • Items only accepted once a year during Clean Sweep

Water based / Latex paint:

  • Latex paint is not a hazardous material. To dispose of properly, open the lid, and let the paint dry out or solidify the paint by mixing it with cat litter or sawdust. Once dry, the can and lid can then be disposed of in the regular trash.

Prescription Drugs & Medications

  • Ripon has two of the 13 drug drop boxes located in Fond du Lac County, which accommodate residents looking to dispose of unwanted or no longer needed medications. The Ripon Police Department has a permanent 24/7 365 drug drop box at 100 East Jackson St. just inside the main entrance. The second Ripon location is the Ripon Medical Center, 845 Parkside Street.