Eagle River Waste and Recycling

Tomahawk residents are paying more for their wastewater treatment. The average user will pay about a hundred dollars more each year in sewer bills. 

The city of Tomahawk has approved a 25 percent sewer rate increase that went into effect January 1st.  The extra money will help pay for upgrades to the city’s wastewater treatment plant, which dates back to the 1950s. 

Public Works Director Mike Tolvstad says the first phase of the project began when the roof of the solid waste digester was found to be structurally unsound. 

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State of the art sorting technology has arrived in the Northwoods.  Eagle River Waste and Recycling has opened a new facility that sorts different types recyclables locally, instead of having to be shipped far away to places like Whitewater.  

The green and yellow painted machine looks kind of like a playground for recycling:   instead of kids going down slides, it’s flattened bottles and cans headed up and down on conveyor belts.