Recycling Works in Wausau! Your participation in the City's Recycling Program is important for Wausau. Not only is recycling valuable to the environment, it is mandated by the state and we receive financial grants based on the amount collected. If the recycling amount goes down, so does our financial assistance! Residents must use a recycling bin that can be identified by Veolia Environmental Services, the company contracted by the City to collect trash and recyclables. The standard green recycling containers are available at Wausau City Hall, 407 Grant Street, for $10 each, and pull-cart recycling bins with wheels are available for $17 each. Following is specific information on Wausau’s Recycling Program. Call the Marathon County Solid Waste Department Recycling and Solid Waste TOLL-FREE INFORMATION LINE at 1-877-270-3989 for answers to all your solid waste and recycling questions and for fees on items such as appliances, computer equipment and other electronics, furniture, mattresses, other large items, and construction materials. Veolia also has a Recyclables Drop-off Center at their facility at 5509 Fuller Street, Village of Weston, where you can take recyclables. Their hours of operation are 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, Monday-Friday and 8:00 am to Noon on Saturday. Container for “Co-Mingle” #1 - #7 Plastics (look at bottom of container for number) Rinse containers. These plastics include milk jugs, pop bottles, detergent bottles, food & beverage containers, cat litter containers, ice cream pails, 5-gallon pails, medicine/pill containers, bakery containers, flower pots or trays, yogurt or cottage cheese containers, cups & tubs, clear and rigid “clam shell” packaging, small plastic toys. NO BROWN PLASTIC BEER OR LIQUOR BOTTLES! NO MOTOR OIL OR PESTICIDE CONTAINERS! Aseptic Containers Rinse and remove caps and rings. Cartons or boxes used for juice drinks, milk, soy milk, ice cream, broth, etc. Glass Rinse and remove cap and metal rings. Any color glass; only bottles and jars. NO CERAMICS, DISHES OR WINDOW/MIRROR GLASS! Aluminum Cans Do NOT crush cans. NO PIE PANS, ALUMINUM FOIL OR SCRAP ALUMINUM! Tin/Bi-Metal Cans Rinse cans, keep lid inside, and pinch top. Labels may stay on cans. Container for Paper Products/Fibers Corrugated Cardboard Look for the “wavy” middle! Flatten boxes; they DO NOT need to be tied. Office Paper, Newspaper, Magazines – Mix Papers Place in a paper bag and then place next to cardboard. This includes egg cartons, junk mail, nonmetallic wrapping paper, pizza boxes (remove food debris), cereal boxes, soda/beer cartons, newspapers, books, etc. If rain is likely on your collection day, please save your bagged paper items for the next pick-up date. Special Waste-Recycling Used Motor Oil Motor oil should be left curbside on your scheduled recycling day in a plastic container with lid (milk jug with lid). Batteries Lead acid batteries (car, lawnmower, motorcycle, etc.). Roof Shingle-Recycling Please call Veolia at 715-359-6637 for containers and special rates. Fluorescent Light Bulbs, Non-Alkaline Batteries, Hazardous or Toxic Material may be taken to the Marathon County Clean Sweep/Hazardous Waste program by appointment ONLY (call 715-446-3101 ext. 100 to make an appointment). After making the appointment, bring the items to the Marathon County Landfill on Highway 29, about 12 miles east of Wausau. The Alderson Street facility is closed. Common hazardous wastes accepted include: lawn and garden chemicals, cleaning solvents, automotive fluids, solvent-based adhesives, glues, mercury products, degreasers, and lead-based paints. (No latex or non-lead oil paints accepted.) QUESTIONS? CALL THE TOLL-FREE INFORMATION LINE AT 1-877-270-3989. Home-Generated Sharps (needles, syringes and lancets only) may only be taken to the Marathon County Landfill Clean Sweep program (call ahead 715-446-3101 ext. 100) in Sharps containers purchased at pharmacies or in a heavy plastic laundry detergent bottle, with a screw on lid, marked in big letters with permanent marker “Bio-Hazard” or “Sharps”. Sharps may not be deposited in garbage containers or recycling bins. QUESTIONS? CALL THE TOLL-FREE INFORMATION LINE AT 1-877-270-3989. Appliances will not be accepted. These include microwaves, refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, dehumidifiers, TVs, etc. Please call Veolia or another “Garbage Removal” company (see Yellow Pages) to schedule a special pick-up for items such as appliances, computer equipment, furniture, mattresses, and other large items, or construction material in excess of 60 pounds. There is a fee for these services.