Repairs at closed landfill moving faster than expected

Still no timeline for re-opening
Tim Ryan

SHAWANO — There is no time frame yet for reopening the Shawano landfill, which was closed last week after a hauler damaged a structural beam supporting the garbage and recycling transfer station.

Things are moving along a little faster than expected, according to City Administrator Eddie Sheppard.

Chuck Felts of Felts Construction in Shawano reached out to contacts with Boldt Construction in Madison and the two have been working together to come up with a plan, Sheppard said.

“They’re moving faster than we originally thought, which is great news,” he said. “They’ve done some temporary shoring with the existing beam so we can get the existing garbage out. Beginning middle of this week, they will start repairs on the existing beam. They’ve apparently done the necessary engineering and they can start work on that.”

Sheppard said he is hoping to have an update later this week.

The landfill was closed until further notice after the accident on Aug. 6 that rendered the transfer station unsafe for loading or unloading.

The city sent out a statement saying residents will still receive curbside garbage and recycling pickup during this time. Also, yard waste and wood waste will be still accepted at the landfill.

For information, contact the Public Works Department at 715-526-3512.