Helping educate our youth

Here in Marathon County we are lucky to have a county landfill, and one that is not just your ordinary landfill.  The Marathon County landfill and solid waste department staff are educational resources just waiting to be tapped. To take advantage of any of the below options for your school contact the Marathon County Solid Waste and Recycling Information Line at 877-270-3989.

Waste Reduction

Cut costs and get the most efficient waste disposal services for your school.

  • Waste audits
  • Contract reviews

Landfill Tours

  • Students and staff can see first-hand how the materials they dispose of get handled. 
  • Learn about what it takes to manage tons of garbage that goes through the facility annually. 
  • Meet and ask questions directly to the professionals.

Recycling Process Tours

  • Students and staff can see first-hand how their recyclable materials get handled.
  • Meet and ask questions directly to the professionals.


Invite one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff to come in and present about a number of topics like:

  • Waste reduction
  • Life cycle of garbage
  • Landfill design
  • Recycling – 3R’s
  • Composting
  • Hazardous household materials
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Product stewardship

Learn about how you can become a Marathon Recycler!
Learn about some waste reduction fundraisers that your school can do.

Research/Hike the trails

The Marathon County Solid Waste property is home to many trail systems for public use. Use the outdoor site as a place to hike or snowshoe as you learn about nature – plants, birds, etc. 

  • 51 eastern bluebird nest boxes can be found along the trails. 
  • Harvest native plants that can be transplanted to make your own native landscapes around the school.