Welcome to the Oneida County Solid Waste Department's Informational Story page. You'll find a lot of very interesting and informational stories here from OCSWD's director of operations Charlie Evenhouse, as well as from past OCSWD's director Bart Sexton. Stories on how to help save our environment, how to reduce the amount of garbage that we throw away, how to deal with certain types of recycling issues, how to handle the disposal of hazardous waste, and a lot more. If you have any questions please contact Charlie either by phone: 715-282-4945 or you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Haunting Hazardous Waste
You don’t even have to see the container, because just about every time you enter the basement or back of the garage you can feel its presence. That can of methyl ethyl death pesticide (“the good stuff”), or jar of grandpa’s “special cleaner”, that’s so special it eats metal, has been sitting on the same shelf for lo’ these many years.
You’ve been meaning to take care of it, but just don’t seem to be around during the annual hazardous wa
Governor’s Task Force on Waste Materials Recovery and Disposal: Part II Electronics, We’ll all be in the same boat, does anybody know the words to Kumbaya?
For some folks this will be upsetting. For others it will be vindication, so take your pick.
In part one we took notice of the Governor’s Task Force of Trash Talkers (yes, I am jealous…) For about a year these folks looked at the social, environmental and economic impacts of managing our trash and where we might improve.
One of the recommendations of the task force is to close some loopholes in Wisconsin’s waste code. Namely, en
A couple weeks ago, 16 brave souls showed up at the landfill on a beautiful Saturday afternoon for a tour. We ended up spending a little over two hours talking about landfills, recycling, composting, hazardous waste, hybrid poplars, turkey vultures and more than a few other odds and ends.
Now, many folks will correct me when I say dump or landfill, but after fourteen years of trying to convert Bob Bruso on the thought, I finally gave in.