The Town of Oshkosh received a message from Waste Management that they will not be able to finish the route today East of Jackson/Hwy76 due to being short-staffed. They will be back on Tuesday to finish.
Due to multiple drivers off today for illness/vacation we will need to move the East side service day to Wednesday. Waste Management apologize for the inconvenience.
The EAST SIDE means East of Hwy 76/Jackson residents for trash and recycle curbside pickup.
They advised us that those on the East side to please keep the trash out until the end of the day 5-6pm today. The route driver doing the West side of Hwy 76/Jackson will attempt to pickup what they are able on the East side. If it is not picked up by the end of today, please place the trash and recycle material out by the road early tomorrow, Wednesday, September 7, 2021.
We just received a message saying any missed trash pickup this week from Monday, July 19th, Waste Management will be picking up today, Thursday, July 22, 2021, and will be in the area around 11am (give or take).
Areas and known roads are Andrew, Schneider, Ulman, Richards, Roberts, Sky Ranch, and County Rd T.
Persons receiving this message and are included in this area, please share this information with your neighbors.
The Town of Oshkosh is excited to report that within this past week the Vinland Street project is complete! Looking great is about 1-1/2 miles of a newly asphalted road with freshly painted lines.
In the spring of 2020, we were notified that the Town of Oshkosh was a recipient of the Multimodal Local Supplement (MLS) grant award that amended into an LRIP funding 90% of the project by the State. The Town of Oshkosh submitted application was coordinated effort with and included the City of Oshkosh as a co-sponsor, along with input from Winnebago County.
Our engineer immediately went to work, bidding the project, lining up the schedule, preparing to begin construction mid-summer. The project stalled when Wisconsin Public Service and the communication company decided to upgrade services in road right-of-way that took longer than expected, postponing the project to 2021.
As soon as weather permitted, the project started back up in April 2021 with ditch work making it to completion by the end of June.
The lead players in getting it done, and a huge thank you goes out to our engineers Mike Siewert and Abby Maslanka of Martenson & Eisele, Inc., being the driving force, and Northeast Asphalt for their professional product.
We are thankful for the funding from the State of Wisconsin and to the Wisconsin Towns Association (TAC, Town Advocacy Council, executive committee) for pushing hard for more transportation aid to rural communities allowing for this much-needed road re-construction to move forward.
Please welcome our new Fire Chief Steve Gawaresky with the term beginning July 1, 2021. Gawaresky has served on the department since 2006 and an Assistant Fire Chief from 2019 to 2021.
As Todd Zak retires from the Fire Chief position, Zak will continue as the Assistant Fire Chief to ensure a smooth transition. Zak joined the department in 1988 and served as Fire Chief from 2012-2021.
The Town of Oshkosh recently acknowledged Steve Karow’s retirement from the Volunteer Fire Department. Karow served on the department since 1979, a whopping 42-years of dedication! We take this moment to honor his service to our community and wish him well on his next life’s chapter.
The Town was informed by Winnebago County Solid Waste that there appears to be a fair amount of plastic bags (as in grocery and other plastic bags) mixed in with the co-mingle recyclables. Waste Management is telling us that the material recovery facilities, fully automated, are becoming much stricter and can be costly/dangerous to remove the bags entwined in the equipment.
Winnebago County Solid Waste said they will continue to monitor the situation and if a change is not made to future loads of recyclables from Town of Oshkosh residents there may be charged for contamination fees, landfilled and invoiced as trash, and/or turned away from their facility.
Bottom-line, it will cost YOU more. Please, no plastic bags in recyclables.
Please share this information with your neighbors and other Town of Oshkosh residents.
Generally, your local grocery stores accept plastic bags for recycle purpose and must bring it there.
Using a clear plastic bag to place your co-mingle inside and set out at the road is still okay only do not put the plastic bags from stores in with the co-mingle. Also, any sandwich or quart storage bags are not allowed, put those in the trash.
An alternative is use a plastic tote or a smaller trash can to put your co-mingle in, loose, without any bag.