Bay Area Solid Waste District (BASWD)
At Barksdale Town Hall (corner of Ondossagan and E. Ondossagan Rd.)
Information: 715-685-9792

Open:

Saturdays: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.- Year Round
Between Memorial Day and Labor Day - Wednesdays: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Spring and Fall Dumpster Days: larger items with the exception of hazardous materials. Pricing is estimated according to pickup loads.
Computers and components are accepted at the dump site anytime.
Next Dumpster Day:

DUMPSTER DAYS:       MAY 22nd  8am to 4pm
                                    SEPTEMBER 25th 8am to 4pm

Bring your fall cleanout to the Town Dump Day. Charges will be estimated by load size. Will take tires, metal, appliances, etc. No hazardous waste and oil please.

And for planning purposes - we are setting the dump days regularly as the Saturday before Memorial Day in the spring and the Saturday before Apple Fest in the fall.



Formation of the Bay Area Solid Waste District (BASWD)

As the open landfills for refuse were banned, communities had to seek alternative ways of disposing their garbage and rubbish. In November of 1989 a formative meeting was held by the chairmen of the Towns of Bayview, Eileen, Barksdale, Washburn and Pilsen to meet the needs of their communities in lieu of their open landfill practices. Fred Janz of the Town of Barksdale chaired this and subsequent meetings from which the Bay Area Solid Waste District was organized. Each town was assessed a percentage of $30,000 based upon the respective town's valuation for the purpose of construction at the new waste site and for purchasing a waste compactor.

Land at the Town of Barksdale became the site for the B.A.S.W.D. Cement slabs were poured and an office/storage building was erected. The new site was modeled after the one in Boulder Junction, WI which the chairmen had previously visited. Soon it became apparent that a second compactor and a container for recyclables were needed to keep up with the demand for storage space. Later on a container for paper and cardboard was also added on the site. Contracts were signed with the Chequamegon Waste Service of Ashland to empty the containers.

In the fall of 2013, BASWD went to "single stream recycling" in which all recyclables are commingled at the compactor site.  There is still no charge for paper, but all recyclables and trash must be placed in bags purchased from the site to help pay for the operations.  BASWD is largely funded by DNR grants and bag sales to residents.