OUTAGAMIE COUNTY - Clean up efforts continue after the August 6, 2013 storm. To expedite the process, county residents are asked to observe the following procedures:
Debris: Separate construction debris (roof shingles, 2x4s, plywood, etc.) from kept separate from vegetative debris (trees, brush, stumps) and from ordinary garbage.
Food Waste: Food spoiled due to power outages should be placed in containers where animals can't access it. Waste should be kept in the same areas as construction debris for collection separate from vegetative debris.
Municipal Collections: Check with your municipality to determine specific sites where debris is to be collected and directions for curbside placement.
Outagamie County Solid Waste Storm Related Collection: Bring storm debris to 1919 Holland Road, Little Chute; enter through gate no. 3. The facility will be open Saturday, Aug. 10 until 3:30 p.m., and Sunday, Aug 11, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The Outagamie County Solid Waste department has reduced fees for storm-related damage if residents desire to transport debris. The minimum charge per load is $10.
Loads must be secured and tarped, or an additional $10 fee will be charged for which a tarp will be provided at the scale office.
Disposal rates for brush and tree limbs up to six inches diameter, normally $18.50 per ton, will be $11.50 through Aug. 17. Fees for other storm debris will also be reduced through Aug. 17. The normal rate of $33 per ton will be reduced to $20 per ton for tree limbs and stumps larger than six inches in diameter and for other general storm debris.
Damaged appliances damaged from the storm are to be collected separately in accord to your municipal recycling.
For municipal collection, trees and other plant debris should be cut in accord to municipal requirements. Tree limbs and stumps larger than six inches in diameter need to be separated from smaller vegetative debris for collection at Solid Waste.
Hazardous materials, including household chemicals, herbicides, pesticides solvents, cleaners, lead and asbestos, may not be sent to the Solid Waste department, even after a disaster.
If you think that you have some hazardous materials, or if you have any other questions about debris removal, contact Outagamie County Solid Waste at (920) 832-5277.
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