Special Waste

Providing you with Environmental Project Assistance for safety and success!

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  many things to consider. When faced with “Special Wastes,” those wastes that require special attention and care for handling, transporting, 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 when dealing with Special Wastes.

Proper management of Special Waste will ensure the protection of the environment and public health.

what can we help with

We are here to help you. The best way we can help is for you to connect with us early in the planning stages of your project so you can manage all your special waste efficiently. Examples of Special Waste are:

  • Contaminated soils
  • Spill cleanups
  • Hazardous materials
  • 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


The MCSWD is centrally located in the state, and we are situated 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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