Town of Bayview Garbage and Recycling
Bay Area Solid Waste District (BASWD)
At Barksdale Town Hall (corner of Ondossagan Rd. and E. Ondossagan Rd.)
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.
2023 Dumpster Days:
- May 22 - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- September 30 - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bring your fall cleanout to the Town Dumpster Day. Charges will be estimated by load size. Will take tires, metal, appliances, etc. No hazardous waste or oil please.
And for planning purposes - we are setting the dumpster 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 to dispose of 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 discuss ways to address the landfill needs of their communities. 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.