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General Information

N7785 Shaffer Road
Crivitz WI 54114
(715) 854-7530

"Provide the residents, local government and business with an environmentally safe and economical disposal facility."

General Information

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The landfill is open the 2nd and 4th Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to Noon during the months of May through October. Closed all other Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.

Disposal Fees:
$49.00 per ton or $1.00 per bag for solid waste.
$200.00 per ton for tires.
$2.00 per tire 16 inches or smaller in diameter.
$5.00 per tire greater than 16 inches in diameter.  Quantities of 200 lbs or more of tires will be charged by weight.
Appliances with freon will be charged an extra $20.00 per unit plus tipping fee. Example: Refrigerators or freezers

Site Location:
5 miles west of Crivitz off County Road A on Shaffer Road.

Regulations:
1. All vehicles must stop at scale.
2. Unauthorized dumping is prohibited.
3. Only non-hazardous solid waste is accepted.

Examples of acceptable waste materials:
  • Residential waste, rubbish and garbage (furniture, carpeting, shingles, siding, (slate with asbestos), space heaters, glass (if not recyclable,) etc.
  • Commercial waste.
  • Industrial waste (waste generated by industrial process accepted on case-by-case basis - sludge, foundry sand, incinerator residue, etc.)
  • Construction and demolition debris.
  • Tires (provided they are kept separate from other waste).
  • Foundry sand, sludge, asbestos, incinerator residue and contaminated soil accepted upon prior approval of the Land Information Director and/or the Mar-Oco Landfill Committee.
  • Other material by special permission
  • Oil absorbent materials from a non-routine spill - maximum up to one (1) gallon
  • All metal appliances with freon (refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners) will be charged an extra $20.00 per unit plus tipping fee, keep metal separate from other waste.

    Example of unacceptable waste materials:
  • Toxic and hazardous waste
  • Liquid waste
  • Automobile hulks
  • Septic tank wastes
  • Gasoline, diesel or other fuel tanks
  • Yard wastes, grass, leaves, etc.
  • Automobile batteries
  • Recyclables banned from landfills - Please visit WDNR Website for a complete list of banned materials.
  • Electronics - TV's computers, DVD players, VCR's, etc.

    To learn more about banned materials click on the following link:  http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Recycling/banned.html
     
    4. No scavenging is allowed.
    5. Waste generated outside the boundaries of Marinette and Oconto County must be approved by the Mar-Oco Landfill Committee prior to acceptance.
    6. Drums, barrels and pails are not permitted unless lids are removed and crushed prior to disposal. All exceptions must be approved by the Land Information Administrator.
    7. Entering the Landfill property without permission outside of business hours is prohibited and will be considered trespassing.

    Mar-Oco Landfill Facts
    Total acreage of property: 126 acres
    Acreage of Landfill (Waste Fill Limits): 18 acres
    Landfill capacity: 1,500,000 cubic yards or approximately 900,000 tons
    Estimated remaining capacity: 900,000 cubic yards or 550,000 tons
    Estimated remaining site life: 21 years
    Average annual tonnage: 18,000 tons per year
    Number of groundwater monitoring wells tested semi-annually: 33
    Number of private drinking water wells tested annually: 6
    Average annual volume of leachate collected, transported and treated at Green Bay Metropolitan Sewage District: 1.5 million gallons
    Annual operating cost: $350,000
    Annual revenue: $750,000
    Average cost per acre of area developed for waste disposal (Construction/closure/gas collection/long term care): $500,000

    History
    Marinette County began the landfill site process in 1979 in response to proposed federal regulations, which would phase out local unlined disposal sites or dumps. In 1983, Marinette County received the feasibility report approval and in 1985 received the plan of operation approval for its own landfill. Also in 1985, increment A of phase 1 was constructed with a 5-foot clay liner. On July 5, 1988 the Landfill received its first load of waste. In 1989, Marinette and Oconto Counties began discussing the possibility of joint ownership of the Landfill. In June of 1990, Marinette and Oconto Counties entered into joint ownership of the Marinette County Landfill and the facility was renamed the Mar-Oco Landfill.

    Safety of the Environment
    The construction and operation of the Mar-Oco Landfill meets all state and federal regulations for a non-hazardous solid waste landfill. The design consists of a composite (clay and polyethylene) liner and cap, leachate (precipitation which comes in contact with decomposing waste) collection system, and an active gas collection system. The use of the clay (low permeability and long-term integrity) and the use of the polyethylene increases the efficiency of the liner and cap. Groundwater beneath the landfill is monitored for contaminants found in leachae on a semi-annual basis to ensure the integrity of the liner.

    In an effort to reduce the amount of hazardous waste entering the Landfill, Marinette and Oconto Counties hold periodic hazardous waste collection programs and make an inspection of wastes at the time of disposal.

    Mar-Oco Landfill
    Marinette & Oconto County
    N7785 Shaffer Road
    West of Crivitz
    (715) 854-7530


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    Contact:  John Lefebvre - Land Information Director
    Phone: (715) 732-7535
    Fax: (715) 732-7547
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    Address:  1926 Hall Avenue
    Marinette WI 54143-1717
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    Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Courthouse)
    8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Landfill)
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