Deer Carcass Disposal Program

 

In effort to curb the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in the state’s deer herd, Winnebago County Solid Waste is once again offering a free and safe landfill disposal option for deer carcasses. The Deer Carcass Disposal Program is open to Winnebago County residents who process their own deer and transport the carcasses to 100 W. County Road Y, Oshkosh, during operational hours, Monday-Friday 7 a.m. –  3 p.m. or Saturday 7 a.m.   noon.  Participants should check in with the scale operator upon arrival.  Winnebago  County’s tarping ordinance applies.   The fee waiver for deer carcasses is effective immediately, and will run through December 31, 2021.

 

New Resources to Help Residents Learn about PFAS

 

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), commonly known as “forever chemicals” are found in many household products such as personal care items, waterproof footwear/clothing, stain-free carpeting and food packaging. Landfills,  waste and recycling facilities are not producers  of PFAS or the materials that contain it, yet they continue to receive it and are focused on helping people understand the issue and learn how to take action to reduce exposure. For additional information on PFAS and this effort, please see the enclosed September 27, 2021 Media Release developed by the Wisconsin Solid Waste PFAS Coalition and visit https://www.wisolidwastepfas.org/.

 

Happy Halloween! Go ahead, add that jack-o-lantern to your compost pile! Always remove candles and non-organic materials first.