Please click here for up-to-date information from the Portage County Public Health Department regarding COVID-19.  Links to Portage County Daily Press Releases and county Health Department Situation Reports can be found in the ‘In The Spotlight’ box below.  If you have general questions regarding COVID-19 call 211.  

Recycling and proper disposal is important to our community and our planet. Given our current challenges with COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to modify our services.

Temporarily suspended programs include:

  • Closed on Saturdays

  • Hazardous Waste Disposal

  • Confidential Shredding

  • Recycling of: batteries, bulbs, ballasts, tires, electronics, appliances with or without Freon, oil, oil filters, antifreeze, and bulky plastics

Please hold on to these items for the time being. We'll resume normal services once we feel the health and safety of our workers are no longer at risk.

Services and Functions

The Solid Waste Department oversees and administers programs at the Material Recovery Facility (Recycling Center) and the Transfer Facility in Plover. County residents, contracted haulers, and businesses can bring in both trash and recyclable material for proper disposal.

In addition to household and commercial trash and recycling the department offers a variety of others programs for residents including: electronic, appliance, and tire recycling, waste oil and anti-freeze recycling, and household hazardous waste disposal services.

Please feel free to visit any of our facilities. Call (715) 345-5970 with questions or to set up a formal tour.

NEW Agricultural Hazardous Waste Event - Still planning as normal.

Farmers, owners of farmland, nurseries, or orchards register to drop off any unwanted/unused chemicals today! Event held on June 11th, 2020 from 12-4 pmMUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE. Call (715) 346-1931, or fill-out and submit registration form via mail/email. 2020 Agricultural Hazardous Waste Event


Receiving Hours
Monday - Friday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm

Closed Independence Day
Closed Memorial Day
Closed Thanksgiving Day
Closed Christmas Day
Closed New Year's Day

Scale Office (715) 343-6297