Agriculture Plastics Collection – August 11th in Iron River, WI: PRESS RELEASE Contact: Jane Anklam, Agriculture Educator, UW Madison, Divison of   Extension, Douglas County (715-395-1515, [email protected]) July 29, 2020 An Agricultural Plastic recycling pick up will take place Tuesday , August 11, 2:00 – 7:00 pm at the Bayfield County Fair Grounds in Iron River, Wisconsin. Materials accepted  include: Bale Wrap, Grain Bags, Bunker Covers, Drip Tape, Green House Film and Boat Wrap. Please no gromets, string or binders, labels, painted or reinforced film. Materials do not need to be clean , but loose debris should be shaken off or removed. There is no fee, but registration is required by August 3rd by calling Clark County Extension Office ( 715-743-5121) or on line: Physical distancing, masks and sanitizer recommendations will be followed at the event. “Local farmers have been searching for a way to recycle their agriculture plastics over the past several years”, said Jane Anklam , UW Madison Division of Extension Agriculture Educator, Douglas County. “They have been concerned at the lack of a local outlet, and not happy with the alternative of sending the plastics to the landfill. And of course, plastics are illegal to burn.” Last year interested farmers and community members met with Revolutoin Plastics , a regional re-cycling company to learn the logisitcs of setting up a local pickup. This spring , UW Madison , Divison of Extensoin Community and Natural Resources Educator, Melissa Kono received a grant to bring the Agriculutre Plastics Recycling pick-up to the northern Counties. “In order for this to work, we need to collect at least 20,000 lbs of plastics” , explained Kono, “all while following the guidances for safety under the COVID pandemic.”  Boat storage wraps and green house and high tunnel plastics are also welcome. Plastics should be brought to the event as baled or in Recapture Bags provided by the grant and Revolution Plastics. These bags can be requested when registering. “The 20,000 lbs is a tall order, but there are a lot of plastics out in our region that have served their purpose of storing our excellent forages”, Anklam described. “This may be our chance to really tip the scales for getting our plastics out of the waste stream and re-used to make recycled sustainable plastics for next season.” Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis national origin, which includes language-based discrimination. In accordance with federal law and its enacting regulations, any person with limited English proficiency (LEP) has the right to request and receive information related to Extension’s educational programming and services in a language other than English. In order to receive assistance with interpretation and/or translation needs, or any other matter related to language access issues, please contact: [email protected]    

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Contact:   Susan T. Sandvick, Douglas County Clerk – 715-395-1568 or Terri Kalan, City of Superior Clerk – 715-395-7329     

SUPERIOR, WI – Because of the COVID-19 health emergency, voters in Douglas County, including the City of Superior and all towns and villages, are strongly urged to act now to vote absentee for the April 7 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary.   According to Susan Sandvick, Douglas County Clerk “Polling locations will be open throughout Douglas County for those who need them on Election Day, but most voters should vote absentee for this election.  For that to happen, you should request an absentee ballot as soon as possible.”

Requesting Absentee Ballot by Mail if Elector is not Registered

“Acting by Wednesday, March 18, is especially important for anyone who is not registered to vote at their current residence and would like to receive an absentee ballot by mail”, Terri Kalan, Superior City Clerk said. Wednesday is the last day for electors to register by mail or online.  You can register online at:, or complete a voter registration available at:  The application must then be mailed to your municipal clerk, with a postmark no later than March 18.

Voters who miss the deadline may also register in their municipal clerk’s office until the Friday before the election, April 3, or at their polling location on election day.  

How to Request an Absentee Ballot

There are several ways registered voters can request absentee ballots. If they have internet access, the easiest way is to sign up at  

Voters can also request absentee ballots by mailing, emailing or faxing their municipal clerk’s office. These requests must be accompanied by a copy of your photo ID.   If you already have a photo ID on file from previous absentee requests under your current registration, you will not need to provide it again.

The deadline for registered voters to request an absentee ballot be mailed to you is the Thursday before the election, April 2. However, voters are urged not to wait, due to possible delays in mail delivery.    

Voting Absentee in Person in Municipal Clerk’s Office
Voters can also vote in person at their municipal clerk’s office.  City of Superior electors can vote at the Superior City Clerk’s Office, located at the Government Center, 1316 N. 14th Street, Room 200, during the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  For a listing of locations and hours for Douglas County town and village municipal clerks visit

For more information please contact the Douglas County Clerk’s Office at 715-395-1341 or the Superior City Clerk’s Office at 715-395-7200.

***Town of Superior Residents***  

The Town of Superior Clerk’s office hours are Tuesdays 9:30am-1pm and Wednesdays 5:30pm-7pm or by appointment.  If you need to set up an appointment outside of the office hours, please call 715-399-8385 and leave a message or email [email protected].