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 . . .)
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 . . .)
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 . . .)
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 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…)