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Garbage & Recycling

Garbage and Recycling

Spread the e-cycling word: watch and share E-Cycle Wisconsin videos

The DNR is running an E-Cycle Wisconsin ad campaign to promote electronics recycling during and after the holidays. Watch and share our 15- and 30-second videos to help spread the word!

 

Have Your Carts Out!

Residents are reminded to have their garbage cart and recycling bins out for collection the night before their scheduled pick-up day, or by 6:00 AM on their scheduled pick-up day. Collection starts at 6:00 AM.

Large Items

If a homeowner has large items like couches or refrigerators, they will need to call IROW directly and pay a fee for the extra collection. IROW's staff will take the information about items to be collected, accept payment for the collection and send authorization stickers to be adhered to the items for collection on the scheduled large item collection day.

Contact IROW if you have recycling questions, need to schedule a large item pick-up, have extra trash, need to rent an additional cart, or your garbage collection was missed.

IROW Recycling Guidelines

July 2013 Waste & Recycling Update

IROW's office hours are 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.
715-693-7123

Batteries & Electronics Recycling

The Marathon County Solid Waste Department participates in the Call2Recycle Program in which residents may drop off batteries at no charge. The program is paid for by battery manufacturers and is a great way to help save the environment. More information about his program can be found at: www.call2recycle.org

Marthon County Solid Waste Department Electronics Recycling Guide can assist residents in learning about items that have been banned from landfills and the Locations for Electroncs Recycling brochure offers locations throught Marathon, Taylor, and Wood Counties where residents may drop off their electronics. Another informative website is through the WI Department of Natural Resources website. which provides a list of E-Cycle Wisconsin registered collection sites.

Recycle Eyeglasses

The Schofield Lion's Club accepts donations of old/used eyeglasses to benefit those in need. Eyeglasses can be dropped off at the Clerk's Office at the Rothschild Village Hall.

Medication Drop Box

The Rothschild Police Department has implemented a Medication Drop Box in conjunction with Everest Metro & Wausau Police Departments. Visit the Rothschild Police Department's website for details.

Worn Flag Disposal

American Legion Post 492 maintains a flag depository located in the vestibule at the Rothschild Village Hall.

Compost Site Hours of Operation & Guidelines

1001 Leon Street Rothschild, WI 54474

Compost Site Opens for the Season on April 1, 2017
Residents should use the St. Mark's Street entrance

Open Monday - Friday: 7:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Wednesdays- 7:15 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday: 8 AM - 4 PM
Sunday: closed

Compost Site open to Rothschild residents only
Yard waste and brush only
No logs or stumps
No treated or painted wood
No pallets or construction material
No other waste material

Mercury Thermometer Exchange

The Marathon County Mercury Reduction Program is still in operation . County residents may continue to exchange mercury fever thermometers for a digital thermometer, at no cost ,at designated exchange sites. There is a limit of one (1) thermometer per customer while supplies last. Mercury thermometers have a silver line down the center. Red or blue lines indicate "safe" alcohol thermomers. This exchange is being co-sponsored by the Wausau Water Works-Waste Water Division and the Rib Mountain Metropolitan Sewerage District.

Digital thermometers are available, while supplies last, at the following locations:

Marathon County Health Department- 1200 Lake View Dr., Wausau
715-261-1900

Wausau Fire Department- 606 Thomas Street, Wausau
715-261-7900

Rothschild Municipal Center- 211 Grand Avenue, Rothschild
715-359-3660

Rib Mountain Fire Department- 5901 Hummingbird Road, RIb Mountain
715-355-6763

Schofield Municipal Center- 200 Park Street, Schofield
715-359-5230

Kronenwetter Muncipal Center- 1582 Kronewetter Drive., Kronenwetter
715-693-4200

**Call the exchange center nearest you for hours of operation.

Residential Garbage & Recycling

Starting January 2, 2013 IROW will collect garbage and recycling from one and two family dwellings every week. Collection that falls on a holiday postpones refuse & recycling pick up to the next business day. Residents should place their recyclables alongside their blue garbage cart in separate bin. The bin style is your choice and should be no larger than a laundry basket. Recylables may NOT be placed in plastic bags. The driver will check the recyclables and manually tip them into the truck.

Recyclables collected by IROW can be comingled. For example: items such as newspapers, brown paper grocery bags, magazines, telephone books, junk mail, glass containers (clear, green, brown), aluminum cans, tin cans, and plastice bottles marked #1 and #2 can all be placed together loose in the recycling bin. The Marathon County Solid Waste Department offers a collection site for other recyclable items such as deli containers, ice cream pails, 5-gallon pails, and flower pots & trays. Be aware that there are cetain items that are banned from landfills - Wisconsin recycles.

The collection route established may be different than in the past and the day of the week of your collection may have changed.

All garbage must be in the IROW cart or it will not be picked up. Stickers may be purchased from IROW for $1 if you have additional bags of gabarge that do not fit in your cart. Every 3rd Wednesday of the month IROW has a large item pick-up. Residents MUST make arrangement with IROW to purchase a sticker.

Please contact IROW direct with any problems related to the collection of your garbage and recycling.

IROW office hours are 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.
715-693-7123

Visit the DNR webpage for additional information: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Recycling/