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.

2019 Household Hazardous Waste Program to end November 27, 2019

The 2020 Household Hazardous Waste Program will start March 2, 2020. Call (715) 343-1931 to schedule an appointment.

 2019 Deer Carcass Disposal Guidelines

Due to CWD concerns, deer carcasses cannot be mixed with trash. The local landfill will not accept them. Instead hunters need to dispose of carcasses and bagged remains at the Transfer Facility in a special dumpster. Thanks to a partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, this is a free service for Portage County Hunters. Businesses and processors need to make arrangements to send carcasses and remains directly to the Marathon County Landfill.

A dumpster will be on site November 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019. After this time carcasses and remains will need to be taken to the Marathon County Landfill.


Receiving Hours
Monday - Friday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 am

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

Scale Office (715) 343-6297