ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) -

A milestone for the La Crosse Co. Household Hazardous Waste facility.

The ten thousandth residential customer of the year was at the facility Thursday which is the most ever for the program.

To put the growth in perspective, four years ago there were six thousand customers.

The program has been around since 2003 and is able to divert 65% of what comes in, away from the landfill. "We would like to find ways to recycle that other 35% that right now is being incinerated or put into a landfill, one of my goals is someday we won't send anything out to the landfill," said La Crosse Co. Special Waste Manager Randy Nedrelo.

Common items brought to the facility include pesticides, paint, electronics, and batteries.