Services and Functions
The Solid Waste Department in Portage County has two facilities. The Material Recovery Facility (MRF), in Plover, processes recyclable materials, producing a salable product that is sold to brokers or end-users. The Transfer Facility, meanwhile, now operates after the closure of the Sanitary Landfill in Custer. Residents, haulers and businesses can bring in material, from which it is then taken to an area landfill.
The department administers a variety of solid waste programs to meet the needs of Portage County residents, including acceptance of curb-side garbage/recycling, drop-off garbage/recycling services, electronics recycling, appliance & tire recycling, waste oil & anti-freeze recycling, and household hazardous materials disposal services.
Please feel free to visit any of our facilities. Call (715) 345-5970 with questions or to set up a formal tour.
Monday - Friday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 am
Scale Office (715) 343-6297
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Do you change your own oil at home? Save your oil filters and used oil and bring to the Portage County Transfer Facility for proper disposal. #DIY #RecycleRightWI
Create a new generation of environmental stewards by teaching your child how to recycle right at a young age! Want a tour of the Recycling Center? Give us a call today! #RecycleRightWI
Latex paint can be dried out at home in a well ventilated area. Mix OilDri or kitty litter into a half empty can and stir until clumpy. Let it sit over night to make sure it fully hardened. Once hard, leave the lid off and throw the can into the trash.
Summer is perfect for pool parties! Save any leftover or unwanted pool chemicals for proper disposal at our household hazardous waste collection program. Contact us today to schedule an appointment - 343-1931. #RecycleRightWI
Bathroom Tip #3 What two plastic containers can't be recycled?? . . . . Answer: The deodorant and toothpaste containers are trash. They're not the type of plastic we can collect and recycle in Portage County so do us a favor and throw them out.
48 oz of garbage👎OR 48 oz of recycling👍? You decide😉 #wasteless #reducewaste