Oil Recycling


Effective January 1, 2011, Wisconsin Act 86, prohibits disposal of used oil filters and oil absorbents materials in a solid waste disposal facility.  Therefore, oil filters and absorbents are not allowed in your automated carts and are not allowed at the Village of DeForest oil drop off location.  Dane County has many locations to recycle oil filters available to Dane County residents, information is available on the Dane county website, Recycling and Disposal Directory (then select what item you are looking to dispose of).  The DNR publication on the landfill ban of used oil filters and absorbents with questions and answers is available below by clicking on the document below. 



The oil recycling container is located inside the Public Service Building garage at 201 Commerce Street in the northwest corner.  It is clearly marked for oil recycling.  Please park in the parking lot located on the railroad track side of the building.  Enter the building through the small green service door entrance.  Be watchful for Public Works Department vehicles leaving and entering the building.  Please pour oil from your container into the top funnel area of the oil recycling container.  Take your containers with you and dispose of them properly at your home or business.  Due to the dumping of other materials at the site in the past, the hours are restricted to Village business hours to to allow dumping to be monitored.

Only Oil is to be Dumped into the Recycling Container
NO oil with additives - NO Solvents - NO paint thinners - NO Oil Filters