Vilas County Zoning - Solid Waste and Recycling


















Vilas County Zoning & Planning is the department tasked with running the Vilas County solid waste and recycling programs. We work with the local municipalities within the county to obtain grant funding for recycling programs, and we promote recycling of all types throughout the County. Contact the Zoning & Planning Department at (715) 479-3620 or zoning@co.vilas.wi.us for more information on Vilas County's recycling programs.

 

Vilas County Recycling Amnesty Program

The Vilas County Recycling Amnesty program allows Vilas County property owners to obtain a voucher which is good for up to $15 towards the cost of disposing of or recycling tires, appliances, and electronics. Items may be taken to any of the following locations, however it is recommended that residents contact the providers to determine what materials they accept and what costs are associated with each type of item:

Eagle Waste and Recycling
604 Jack Frost St
Eagle River, WI 54521
(715) 477-0077
Website
Advanced Disposal
9113 County Road J
Minocqua, WI 54548
(715) 356-9089
Website
Highway G Landfill
7001 CTH G
Eagle River, WI 54521
(715) 479-2938
E-mail
Tech Connection
606 First Ave.
Woodruff, WI 54568
(715) 439-4311
Website

Vouchers are available from your local town or city hall and the Vilas County Zoning Office and are valid until December 31, 2017. Vouchers are for residential use only, and are limited to one per household per year.

For more information on the Vilas County Electronics Recycling Program contact the Vilas County Zoning Department at (715) 479-3620 or zoning@co.vilas.wi.us.


 

Focus on Energy, - the Wisconsin utilties' statewide energy efficency and renewable resource program - has free offers and incentives to help homeowners and businesses be more energy efficient. Click on the links below or call 1-800-762-7077 for more information.

Hazardous Waste Disposal


Vilas County Zoning will not be holding any Hazardous Waste Pickups in 2017. Hazardous Waste is accepted at the Oneida County Landfill near Rhinelander for a small fee. Click Here or call the Oneida County Solid Waste Department at (715) 282-4944 for more information about disposing hazardous wastes.



Demolition Waste Disposal & Recycling


Demolition projects in Vilas County always require a zoning permit, but they may be subject to a number of other permits and regulations. Please see the list of contacts below for different issues affecting demolition projects.

Lead and Asbestos Abatement

For Single Family Dwellings
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Asbestos & Lead Program
PO Box 2659
Madison, WI 53701-2659
(608) 261-6876
 
For Commercial Structures
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Asbestos Program - Mark Chamberlain
625 E. County Road Y Suite 700
Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 424-7898

 

Landfill Acceptance Information

Highway G Landfill
7001 CTH G
Eagle River, WI 54521
(715) 479-2938
 
Oneida County Landfill
7450 County Highway K
PO Box 400
Rhinelander, WI 54501
(715) 282-4944

 

Onsite Burial and Hazardous Waste

Jayne Wade
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
875 S. 4th Ave.
Park Falls, WI 54552
(715) 762-1342
jayne.wade@wisconsin.gov
 

Demolition Materials Recycling

Second Story in Rhinelander recycles reusable construction or demolition waste such as windows, kitchen cabinets, countertops, sinks, and plumbing or lighting fixtures. Materials must be reusable and in an undamaged condition.
 
 
Second Story
7450 County Highway K
PO Box 400
Rhinelander, WI 54501
(715) 282-4945

 

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Please click below to find the Earth-friendly tips that you hear on WRJO every day!

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Municipal Recycling Information

Check below for information on where to dispose of household trash and recycling in your Vilas County municipality.

Arbor Vitae

Recycling Only Transfer Site & Brush Dump
(Household trash is not accepted)
2115 Schumann Rd (Off US H 51 and N. Farming Rd.)

Call (715) 356-3120 or click here for more information.

 

 
Hours
Hours vary by season.
Contact the Arbor Vitae Town Hall for information.
 

 

Household trash goes to Advanced Disposal
9113 County Road J (West of STH 47 on CTH J)
Minocqua, WI 54548

Call (715) 356-9089 or click here for more information.

 

Hours
Monday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 

 

Boulder Junction

Transfer Site
5370 Old K Road

Call (715) 385-2139 or click here for more information.

 

 

Summer Hours (May 1 – October 31)
Monday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
 
Winter Hours (November 1 – April 30)
Tuesday 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

 

Cloverland


Trash and recycling go to Eagle Waste & Recycling
604 Jackfrost St. (behind Shopko Hometown)

Call (715) 477-0077 or click here for more information.

Summer Hours (May 1-October 31)
Monday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
 
Winter Hours (November 1 – April 30)
Monday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Conover

Transfer Site, Brush Dump & Compost Site
4665 E CTH K (Next to Fire Department)

Call (715) 479-8868 or click here for more information.

Summer Hours (May 1 – Labor Day)
Sunday 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Wednesday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
 
Winter Hours (Labor Day – April 30)
Wednesday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

 

Eagle River

Curbside Pickup of Trash and Recyclables
Call (715) 479-8682 for more information

 

Lac du Flambeau

Transfer Site, Brush Dump & Compost Site
2790 CTH H

Call (715) 588-3696 or click here or here for more information.

 

Hours
Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Monday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM



 

Land o’ Lakes

Transfer Site, Brush Dump & Compost Site
6101 Town Garage Rd (OFF CTH B west of downtown)

Call (715) 547-6094 or click here for more information.

Summer Hours (Memorial Day Weekend - Sept 30)
Tuesday 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Winter Hours (Oct 1 - Memorial Day Weekend)
Tuesday 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

 

Lincoln

Trash and recycling go to Eagle Waste & Recycling
604 Jackfrost St. (behind Shopko Hometown)

Call (715) 477-0077 or click here for more information.

Summer Hours (May 1-October 31)
Monday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
 
Winter Hours (November 1 – April 30)
Monday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Manitowish Waters

Transfer Site & Brush Dump
217 CTH W (across from Rest Lake Park)

Call (715) 543-2366 or click here for more information.

 

Summer Hours
(April 1 – Nov 30)

Monday 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Winter Hours
(Dec 1-March 31)

Monday 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

 

 

Phelps

Transfer Site
4351 DNR Vista Lane (off Strong Rd)

Call (715) 477-0077 or click here for more information.

Summer Hours
(Saturday Before Memorial Day – Tuesday
after Labor Day)

Tuesday 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
 
Winter
(Saturday after Labor Day – Tuesday
before Memorial Day)

Saturday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Presque Isle

Transfer Station
12068 CTH W

Call (715) 686-7479 or click here for more information.

 

 

Hours
Monday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 

 

 

St Germain


Transfer Site
8021 Dump Road (¼ mile off STH 155 of Pedycourt Rd)

Call (715) 477-0077 or click here for more information.

 

Summer Hours (Memorial Day – Labor Day)
Wednesday 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
 
Winter Hours (Labor Day – Memorial Day)
Wednesday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

 

 

Sayner


Transfer Site
8921 Glenbook Lane (behind Fire Station)

Call (715) 542-4531 or click here for more information.

 

Summer Hours
Friday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM
 
Winter Hours
Saturday 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM

 

 

Star Lake


Transfer Site
7912 N Star Lake Rd (Star Lake Fire Barn/ Road Garage - Corner N. Star Lake Rd & CTH K)
 
Call (715) 542-4531 or click here for more information.

 

  Hours
Saturday 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
 

 

 

Washington


Transfer Site
1850 Rangeline Road (between Eagle Waters and Scattering Rice Roads)

Call (715) 479-1669 or click here for more information.

 

Summer Hours (May 1-Sept 30)
Friday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Monday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Winter Hours (Oct 1 – April 30)
Friday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

 

Winchester


Transfer Site
7208 CTH W (South of Town Hall)

Call (715) 686-7500 or click here for more information.

 

 

Hours
Monday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical Recycling


Disposing of unused or expired medications by thowing them in the garbage or flushing them down the toilet can have highly detrimental effects on the environment. There are two locations in Vilas County which accept prescription, over-the-counter and pet medications for proper disposal.

Eagle River Police Department
Inside Eagle River City Hall
525 E. Maple St
Eagle River, WI 54521
Monday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
For more information call (715) 479-1941.

Lac du Flambeau Police Department
623 Peace Pipe Rd.
Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538
Monday-Friday 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
For more information call (715) 588-7717 

No medical or hazardous waste will be accepted at the pharmaceutical recycling locations.

Home Composting

Home composting is an easy way to cut down on landfill waste and create natural ferilizer for you home gardens. It will also help to cut down on your need for expensive chemical fertilizers and lower your carbon footprint. There are a number of different ways to create a compost bin or pile, but there are some general guidelines to follow for successful composting.

All composting requires four basic ingredients:

  • Browns - dead leaves, branches, twigs, etc. which provide carbon
  • Greens - grass clippings, fruit & vegetable scraps, coffee grounds, etc. which provide nitrogen
  • Water
  • Time

Brown and greens should be mixed in equal amounts, with alternating layers of organic materials with different size pieces. This creates voids where water and air can mix with the solids to help the decomposition of the solid materials. Click here for a link to lists of good and bad materials for your compost pile.

To create a compost pile or bin, pick a dry and shady spot in your yard. And add brown and green materials as they are collected, making sure that large pieces are chopped or shredded and that dry materials are moistened. Mix or turn and lightly moisten the compost pile on a regular basis once or twice a month. This will allow the air, water, and solids to mix and the microorganisms which create the compost to work under optimal conditions. It will take two months to two years to get usable compost after beginning your compost pile.

Once your pile is creating compost, continue to work it the same way and add the same materials, mixing the new material and burying it under the existing compost. Use the compost to help with your outdoor gardens and flowers and watch for the great results. For more information check out the links below.

 
 
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