Marathon County Solid Waste

Welcome to the Marathon County Solid Waste Department Website!  Here at the solid waste department we are so much more than just your county landfill.  We are a county resource. 

Click on the appropriate tab across the top to get started and see what we have to offer.  To learn more about YOUR county landfill click here.                                                                                                                                                   

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Hours/Updates And More!


Weekdays: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Saturdays: During June, July and August, we are open on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.  
CLOSED HOLIDAYS. Upcoming Holiday change of hours:  Closed Memorial Day - Monday, May 25th, 2015. 

  • FEES:  For fees (as of 1/1/15), directions and info about what is considered waste and what we accept for recycling, hover on "Resident" tab at the top of this page and go to both the "Fees" and "What do we do with?" pages.

"If it has to go in the ground, we'll take care of it and do a good job doing it".   Click here to view the WAOW TV clip about exploring the enormity of the Marathon County Landfill.

Fun and Informative YouTube video about coming to the Landfill:  Where we are, how to get to us, and what to expect when you get here: Click here to view "Marathon County Solid Waste - "We'll Tell You Where To Put It."

  • NEW:  Yard Materials and Vinyl Siding Recycling - Go to "What do we do with" page (hover on "Resident" tab at the top of the page).
  • Compost Bins and Pails available by appointment (Bin $53 and Pail $25).  Call 715-446-3101, Extension 100 for more information.    
  • Scrap Metal Recycling:  Go to "What do we do with" page (hover on "Resident" tab at the top of the page).
  • Building Materials Recycling: Click here.
  • Asphalt Shingles, Concrete, Stumps, Large Tree Chunks, Brush, Pallets and Asphalt Chunks can be recycled!  Click Here.
  • Electronics Recycling Locations:  Go to the "What do we do with" page (hover on "Resident" tab at the top of the page).
  • Dual collection trucks may use double hoppers to keep trash & recycling in separate inner chambers. Click here to view video.

Support Recycling in Wisconsin & Marathon County

We want you to stay informed of what is happening with recycling in the state budget. As information becomes available we will keep this page updated. The following are resources that have been developed by Wisconsin’s top organizations in the Solid Waste and Recycling industry – Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin (AROW), Council on Recycling, Wisconsin Counties Solid Waste Management Association (WCSWMA), and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) – Badger Chapter.

For more information or to sign-on to the citizen recycling support letter go to