|Hazardous Waste Collection Facilities
Department: Solid Waste / Landfill
AVAILABLE TO LINCOLN COUNTY RESIDENTS AND SMALL BUSINESSES "OPEN YEAR ROUND"
Hazardous Waste Disposal Made Easy and Affordable to Protect Your Family and our Environment
MARATHON COUNTY FACILITY IN RINGLE
Lincoln County taxpayers can receive up to $75.00 refund per household per year for hazardous waste disposal. No latex paint, antifreeze, waste oil accepted - see instructions below for recycling or disposal options. (Call 715-536-9636 for details on your refund).
Marathon County Solid Waste Department
R18500 E. Highway 29
Ringle, WI 54471
Highway 51 South to Highway 29 East
About 12 miles to Landfill
Landfill is on Highway 29
2 miles east of Highway Q (north side of the road)
DAYS AND HOURS OPEN
(Please call or visit the website to confirm days and hours open)
www.co.marathon.wi.us (click on Depts., then Solid Waste)
March through November
Service available Monday through Friday
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
By appointment only
TELEPHONE NUMBER: 715-446-3101
A partial list of household hazardous waste includes:
Thinners and Varnish
ONEIDA COUNTY FACILITY NEAR RHINELANDER
Lincoln County taxpayers can receive up to $75.00 refund per household per year for hazardous waste disposal. Charges range from $.30 per pound for solvents to $2.00 per pound for pesticides. No antifreeze, latex paint, waste oil accepted - see instructions below for recycling or disposal options. (Call 715-536-9636 for details on your refund).
DAYS AND HOURS OPEN (Please call to confirm days & hours open)
Thursday 9 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday 8 AM - 12:00 PM
TELEPHONE NUMBER: 715-282-4942
How To Use
Pull up to the facility and a trained hazardous waste professional will assist you. Present proof of residence or tax statement showing you are from Lincoln County.
For More Information:
Call the Lincoln County Landfill at 715-536-9636 Lincoln County Landfill N4750 Landfill LaneMerrill, WI 54452
ACCEPTED Wastes at the Hazardous Waste Collection Facility Includes:
Lawn and Garden Chemicals
Fluorescent Light Bulbs
Varnishes and Stains
Solvent Based Adhesives and Glues
Lead Based Paint
Please Take the Following Items to the Lincoln County Landfill:
Oil Based Paint**
* Keep separate and recycle at the Lincoln County Landfill**Dry and landfill with garbage at the Lincoln County Landfill. See paint disposal directions below.
Businesses classified as Very Small Quantity Generators (VSQG) can dispose of their hazardous waste simply by scheduling an appointment and dropping it off at a cost far less than contracting with commercial hazardous waste haulers. To meet the legal classification of Very Small Quantity Generators (VSQG), businesses must:
Generate 220 pounds or less of hazardous waste in a month.
Store no more than 2,200 pounds of hazardous waste on site at any given time.
Have no more than two pounds of acutely hazardous waste on site at any given time.
All VSQG participants are responsible for the proper packing and transportation of their waste materials.
Paint Disposal Directions
Household latex and non-lead oil based paints should be dried and land filled with regular garbage. Only lead based oil paint will be accepted at the hazardous waste collection facility along with stains, varnish, thinners, etc. . . All latex or oil based paints can be dried and land filled with regular garbage for a fraction of the cost.
To prepare household latex and non-leaded paint for landfill disposal, line a cardboard box with a plastic bag or use an old 5 gallon pail. Mix the old paint with an absorbent material like cat litter, sawdust or cold dry wood ashes. After the paint is dried or is no longer considered a liquid it is legal to landfill the entire container with contents.
The reasons why dried latex and non-lead oil based paint should be land filled verses taken to the hazardous waste facility is primarily due to cost. Disposal of one gallon of paint at the hazardous waste facility would cost Lincoln County over $3.00 per gallon verses less than 25 - 50 cents per gallon (depending on the type of absorbent material used) if land filled at the current landfill dumping charge.
Please note that only private individuals (not businesses or institutions) are allowed by the DNR to dry paint for landfill disposal. Businesses who have questions regarding hazardous waste should call their DNR Hazardous Waste Specialist at 715-365-8980.