News Digest

Household haz mat collections set

Dates have been set for Sheboygan County’s Household hazardous waste collection program in 2014 according to County Planning and Conservation Director Aaron Brault.

The first event occurs April 5, 8-11 a.m. at the Maywood Environmental Park, 3615 Mueller Rd., Sheboygan. The following events, the 2014 Clean Sweep events, take place May 9 and 10.

County residents are encouraged to try and attend the Clean Sweep events as they are funded in part through a state grant.

The May 9 collection is scheduled for 1-5 p.m. at Sheboygan County Highway Department southside shed, 7614 Frontage Rd., Sheboygan.

The May 10 collection is scheduled for 8-11 a.m. at the Sheboygan County Highway Department Cascade shed, W6451 State 28, Cascade.

Farms having agricultural hazardous waste should attend the May 9 or May 10 events and are asked to pre-register with Mike Ballweg at the UW Extension Office, (920) 459-5904.

If you are a very small quantity generator business please call the County Planning and Conservation Department at (920) 459-3060 for guidance.

If there is money left in the budget, there will also be a collection Sept. 20, 8-11 a.m., at the Sheboygan County Highway Plymouth shed, N6111 County OJ, Plymouth.

County residents may at any time throughout the year drop off their waste pharmaceuticals for recycling in the lobbies of the Sheboygan Police Department, Kohler Police Department, Sheboygan Falls Police Department, the Plymouth Police Department, and the Elkhart Lake Police Department.

Since 2010, over 250,000 pounds of hazardous waste has been properly disposed of through these events.

For information on types of materials accepted, maps identifying the locations of the sites, and other information, please visit and navigate to the Planning and Conservation Department.

Please also note the following: we do not accept latex-based paints.

These events are open only to Sheboygan County residents, electronics are now accepted, and there is a $10 fee per vehicle regardless of how much material one brings.

For additional information contact: Sheboygan County Planning and Conservation Department, (920) 459-3060.

State Patrol recruiting

The Wisconsin State Patrol is recruiting motivated men and women interested in an exciting and fulfilling career in law enforcement as a State Patrol trooper or inspector.

Applicants for these positions are required to complete an online form available at WiscJobs ( by Friday, Feb. 21. On their online form, applicants will select their preferred location and dates for a multiple-choice examination, which will be administered at the following sites:

· Wausau—North Central Technical College (NTC), 1000 W. Campus Drive, on Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, March 1.

· Madison—Hill Farms State Transportation Building, 4802 Sheboygan Avenue, on Monday, March 3 and Tuesday, March 4.

· Pewaukee—Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road, on Monday, March 3 and Tuesday, March 4.

· Eau Claire—Plaza Hotel & Suites, 1202 W. Claremont Avenue, on Wednesday, March 5 and Thursday, March 6.

Although efforts will be made to accommodate all preferences, applicants may be scheduled for alternate exam dates if necessary. Applicants are urged to make necessary work and personal arrangements in advance.

Exams will be scored on-site, and applicants will be notified of the results immediately. The most qualified applicants will move to the next step of the process. Unlike previous recruitments, there will be no on-site interviews at the exam locations.

This recruitment will be used to fill the State Patrol’s next recruit class, which will begin training July 13, 2014. Previous recruit classes have ranged from 35 to 45 cadets. Applicants who were previously considered must reapply and start the process from the beginning.

Successful candidates will receive a salary plus meals and lodging during their 23 weeks of training at the State Patrol Academy at Fort McCoy.

Recruits who successfully complete the rigorous training at the academy will be sworn in as either a trooper or inspector with a starting salary of $19.951 per hour plus excellent state employee health insurance, retirement and other benefits.

For more information about the qualifications for becoming a State Patrol trooper or inspector, check the WisDOT web site at gov (click on “Jobs”).

The State Patrol is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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