Over the past few months Wausau residents and visitors alike have watched the deconstruction and demolition of the Wausau mall. Not only was there angst about the demise of this city center landmark, but also what some thought was a waste of resources. Find out how much of the mall was recycled and how much actually ended up in a landfill. (Click title for details).
Category: Solid Waste Department
153rd Annual Wisconsin Valley Fair Returns to Marathon Park (Aug. 3–8, 2021)
Come see this year’s musical acts in the grandstands, take in a rodeo and demolition derby, try out some of our new food vendors, participate in the new Riding Class as part of the Draft Horse Show, and much more!
There’s still time to get involved in the 2021 Fair, too! Bring in items to be judged against other members of the public ranging from Poultry and Rabbits to Vegetables and Photography. Enter the apple-pie baking contest or the Fairest of the Fair’s coloring contest. (Click the title for details…)
Stop — Those Oreos Aren’t Spoiled :: Food-Expiration Dates Explained
With trips to the grocery store being limited these days, we’re all trying to make our food supplies last as long as possible.
Meleesa Johnson, Director of the Marathon County Solid Waste Department, offers some helpful tips for understanding food-product dating phrases like Best by, Use by, Sell by, and more.
And with Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, what better time to practice the first of the 3 R’s in Reduce, Reuse, Recycle by reducing our food waste? (Click the title for details . . .)
The Solid Waste Department: The Perfect Place to Play & Learn!
Staff at the Marathon County Solid Waste Department in Ringle invite teachers, families, service groups, and more to come on a Learning Tour. (They even have a 15-passenger bus to take you around in!)
Did you know our local landfill features hiking, biking, and birdwatching trails, a pergola, a phone-charging outlet, and a bike-repair station? You have to see this article’s photos to believe the fun and learning to be had at your local landfill. (Click the title for details . . .)
Don’t Be an Accidental Drug Dealer :: How You Can Help Prevent Medication Abuse in Marathon County
On Saturday, April 27, we’re asking all Marathon County residents to get expired and unneeded medications out of their homes and into one of the County’s secure medicine drop boxes. Learn which 10 locations are participating in the statewide Medicine Take Back event — (new this year are Athens & Stratford Police Departments).
If you can’t make it to a collection site for the April 27 event, find a list of permanent medicine drop boxes throughout Marathon County. (Click the title for details . . .)
Tell Me Something I Don’t Know About… RINGLE
From a rich history evident in modern-day Marathon County to a Harvest Day like no other, learn 5 FUN FACTS about Ringle, Wisconsin! (Click the title for details.)
Poisoned Eagle Saved by Marathon County Landfill Staff & REGI
Drugs in the system of a euthanized pet was found to be the cause of an eagle suffering from poisoning at the local landfill in June. Read this eye-opening story of how compassion, quick thinking, and community connections helped save this majestic raptor’s life. (Click the title to read more…)
Marathon County’s 2018–2022 Strategic Plan :: Driven by Organizational Culture
Learn how Marathon County government leadership’s focus on improved organizational culture has led to department success and helped shape the 12 priority objectives in the County’s latest 5-year Strategic Plan. (Click the title for the full story…)
HELP! What Do I Do With…?
Marathon County Solid Waste Department Director Meleesa Johnson shares 6 programs (most of which are FREE) that will help you clean out your basement, garage, or shed this spring, recycle your shingles or vinyl siding, and provide handy recycling bins for your next party or event. (Click the title to read more…)
Wind, Plastic, Paper, Landfills, & the Kids Who Made a Difference
See how 35 students from D.C. Everest Idea School rolled up their sleeves and answered the call to help the county with a VERY MESSY situation. (Click the title to read more…)