Special Waste

Providing you with environmental project assistance for safety and success

For acceptance criteria scroll down

WORK with us

The staff of the Marathon County Solid Waste Department are the “What Do You Do With Experts!”  If you are not sure what to do with a waste stream, we’ll tell you where to put it.

Whether confronting a major project or evaluating industrial byproducts, there are many things to consider. When faced with “special wastes,” those wastes that require special attention and care for handling, transportation, and disposal, it is best to connect with us early in the planning process.  We will ensure the most efficient strategy with the least surprises that will also maintain our high standards for environmental and public health.

what we can help with

Special wastes may include:

  • Contaminated soils

  • Spill cleanups

  • Hazardous wastes from qualifying businesses

  • Asbestos containing material

    • Businesses: contact either Meleesa or Dave (contact information listed below)

    • Residents: call the info line at 877-270-3989 for more information

  • Treated medical waste

  • High-volume industrial waste

  • Lead-painted concrete & building materials

See our acceptance criteria below

You are responsible for supplying documentation of the following tests. The results must demonstrate that the waste you have to dispose of is not hazardous.

MCSWD reserves the right to reject any materials it deems not in its best interest.

  • For materials not listed here please call 715-446-3101 x104 or 715-551-5864

  • For information on opening a credit account, please call 715-446-3101 x100

  • Plan ahead for large projects or ongoing needs. Call 715-446-3101 x104 or 715-551-5864 to discuss.


The MCSWD is centrally located in the state, just off a main highway making us a convenient site.
We are approximately

  • 75-80 miles from Green Bay, Appleton, or Rhinelander

  • 40 miles from Stevens Point

  • 64 miles from Medford

  • 150 miles from Madison

We have great staff that are ready to help you get the information you need. To get started contact:

     Dave Hagenbucher                                                                     Meleesa Johnson
     MCSWD Operations Manager                                                   MCSWD Director
     715-551-5864                                                                            715-446-3101 x104
     david.hagenbucher@co.marathon.wi.us                                     meleesa.johnson@co.marathon.wi.us

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