On Air Now

Current Show

Coast to Coast AM   12:00 AM - 5:00 AM

Contact Coast to Coast AM at 1-800-825-5033

Show Info »

Upcoming Shows

Program Schedule »

Listen

Listen Live Now » 550 AM Wausau, WI 99.9 FM Stevens Point, WI

Weather

Current Conditions(Wausau,WI 54403)

More Weather »
58° Feels Like: 58°
Wind: NNW 6 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0.26”
Current Radar for Zip

Tonight

Partly Cloudy 53°

Tomorrow

Mostly Sunny 76°

Thurs Night

Partly Cloudy 55°

Alerts

Wausau reduces weight limit for garbage cans at curb

by
Veolia Environmental Services
Veolia Environmental Services

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAU) – A change in Wausau's contract with Veolia means a change in how you have have to leave garbage at the curb.

 

Under the new contract agreement, the weight of each individual container at the curb can be no more than 50 pounds. This hasn't changed the maximum weight you're allowed to throw away each week, but city finance director Maryanne Groat says the change makes it safer for garbage collectors.

 

Under the old allowances, each container was allowed to have 75 pounds of weight, something that Groat says can be hazardous to collectors with medical conditions. She says the new changes should cut down on the number of injuries, and reduce payments that have to be made under workman's comp.

 

Veolia workers will have the option of leaving a container at the curb if it's too heavy. If that happens, just split up the trash in the can and try again next week.

 

If you'd like to know more about the changes, call the city clerk's office at 261-6500.

 

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAU) – A change in Wausau's contract with Veolia means a change in how you have have to leave garbage at the curb.

 

Under the new contract agreement, the weight of each individual container at the curb can be no more than 50 pounds. This hasn't changed the maximum weight you're allowed to throw away each week, but city finance director Maryanne Groat says the change makes it safer for garbage collectors.

 

Under the old allowances, each container was allowed to have 75 pounds of weight, something that Groat says can be hazardous to collectors with medical conditions. She says the new changes should cut down on the number of injuries, and reduce payments that have to be made under workman's comp.

 

Veolia workers will have the option of leaving a container at the curb if it's too heavy. If that happens, just split up the trash in the can and try again next week.

 

If you'd like to know more about the changes, call the city clerk's office at 261-6500.

Comments