Spring is getting a lot greener at the Oneida County Landfill, and products being made there can make gardens and lawns a whole lot greener too.
According to Charlie Evenhouse, director of the landfill, there are three composting products available this year at the landfill.
One is the county compost mixture that is made from a mixture consisting of fruit and vegetable scraps, woody brush items and organic materials such as leaves that are brought from the City of Rhinelander. These are mixed together, turned and aerated periodically and left to compost for a year. ” This material is really great for gardens and flower beds,” said Charlie.
Another product at the landfill is fiber cake compost topsoil which is made from by-products from the Rhinelander paper mill. This by-product has fibers in it and is dense. When composted it is mixed with sand and results in a compost mixture that is superior for lawns. “There is plenty of nitrogen is this mixture and that grows good lawns,” said Evenhouse.
Another mixture being produced is the super soil compost. This is a mixture of compost and the fiber cake by-product from the paper mill. This compost is dual purpose and works well on both lawns and in gardens.
These mixtures are sold a number of ways. “For those that just want a bucket or two, they can get that at Hanson’s Garden Village on Cty. G,” said Charlie. In addition, 100 pound bags are available at the landfill. Delivery is available for bigger loads in 5 to 15 yard amounts. It is also available for pick up, but only for those who have a commercial grade trailer.
Charlie will deliver any of these products in a wide radius. Within a 15 mile radius of the landfill, delivery is free. Hauling fees apply when out of this 15 mile distance.
Another popular spring event at the landfill is the opening of the Second Story Resale Store. Re-purposed items are available, and the inventory changes throughout the summer months. Second Story will open Thursday, May 4, and then will be open Friday and Saturday that weekend. Throughout the summer months it is open on Friday and Saturday during the hours when the landfill is open.
The Oneida County Landfill is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
For more information, visit oneidacountylandfill.com, or call (715) 282-4944.