Recycling & Garbage

The Town of Lake operates a transfer station for the disposal of recycling and garbage in separate dumpsters. The Town Hall is located at W8095 County Road E, Park Falls and the transfer station is located just west of the  Town Hall. Town of Lake land owners may request a sticker from the attendant or from the town clerk and are then authorized to utilize the transfer station. All materials must be placed in the appropriate dumpster.

The Transfer Station is open Wednesday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. & Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to noon.

Items not accepted at the collection site include but are not limited to:
• demolition materials from remodeling
• hazardous waste
• lawn and garden pesticides
• paint
• poisons, solvents, cleaners, thinners, varnishes
• drain oil and filters
• anti-freeze
• refuse from commercial and/or industrial sites


Recycling items are accepted in the appropriate marked dumpster (comingled). Please break down all boxes. Please rinse all bottles, cans and jars.

Accepted items:
• newspapers, magazines and mixed paper
• cardboard and chipboard
• glass bottles & glass jars
• plastic bottles, jugs and jars
• aluminum and metal cans

Recycling is mandatory in the Town of Lake.

Clean Sweep

The Town of Lake typically holds a Clean Sweep in May to pick up trash along the roads and for the disposal of items for a fee. Watch the website for dates. The items that can be disposed of for a fee include televisions, monitors, tires, and anything with freon in it. Any item with an electric cord can and should be recycled. All metals will be accepted.

Burning Permits

Burning Permits may be obtained through the Wisconsin DNR. Find more information about burning and request a permit on the DNR website.