our story

started with a need

"What I saw was a need for livestock managment that was not being met by local vendors or the state."

Jeff Sauer | Owner

Our company was founded to help solve a very basic problem in the agriculture industry. Livestock becomes deadstock. With potential environmental issues arising from burning animals and seepage or contamination of their waste if buried, OWC solves a very real and unavoidable need.

We serve both farmers as well as environmentally conscious consumers by offering an efficient service that state and local regulations for livestock disposal; it's not just our clients who are proud as local communities now have peace-of mind knowing responsible animal management is in their back yards.

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mission statement

Organic Waste Connections was founded with a practical objective: to offer sustainable large animal upcycling for local, environmentally-conscious livestock owners.

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Core values

The core values of our business guide us in all that we do. These guiding principles are rooted at the bottom, like a foundation built on treating others as Jesus instructed us to - by showing respect for them and their needs (Matthew 7:12).

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We strive to ethically practice sustainable upcycling in accordance with local and state regulations.


We will ensure equal access to economical animal disposal with a response time goal of 24-hours from time of contact.


We will provide relief to large animal owners in a respectful manner that considers potential emotional distress.


We will make every effort to protect the quality of the local landscape by using environmentally friendly methods.

understanding who we serve

by the numbers

animals are Cattle
Animals are horses
animals are farm animals
% used for compost
wisconsin animals
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Frequently Asked Questions

We don't just answer questions on a daily basis. We are always happy to help our customers find the answers they need, so if you have something in particular that's nailed your attention or not listed here feel free give us call!

What is the minimum order amount for the compost?

Currently, we primarily service farmland with our compost which has a minimum order of 1 ton.

What does the Common $ense Compost pricing start at?

Our current pricing begins at $0.02/lb.

Do you service my area?

We service western WI, which is west of Interstate 39/Highway 51, for cattle and farm animals. We service all of Wisconsin for horses.

Do you provide an estimated time of arrival?

We usually conduct animal recoveries within 24-hours of our initial contact. The day of the pickup, our representative will contact you when he or she is on the way.

How does the loading of animals work?

We have the equipment on board our recovery trucks to facilitate animals up to 2,000 lbs. However, if your animal weighs more, just let us know so we can bring additional equipment.

When should I call you for the pickup and when can I expect you to arrive?

Generally speaking, calls or text requests answered before noon are typically on the docket to get picked up that day. We expect that all pickups are made within 24-hours of our initial contact.

Do you make animal recovery pickups on weekends or after hours?

Yes we do, however, there is an additional fee for work outside of our normal hours.

What areas are dumpster rentals available?

We are in Thorp, Wi 54771. Rentals are available now in the following counties... Clark, Chippewa, Eau Claire, Marathon, and Taylor. Any delivery, pick-up, and or live load over 35 miles will have an additional $60 charge, anything over 70 miles will be quoted for pricing. If you are a construction/roofing business that is looking into or for shop box(es) 30yd-40yd please contact us via call or email for more information!

What methods of payment do you accept?

We accept Cash, Check, Money Order, Cashier's Check and payment through Stripe.

Will a Roll Off Container/dumpster damage my property?

Here at Organic Waste Connections, we highly recommend that the customer protect any surface where the roll-off is going to be placed with one or two 4′ x 8′ sheet(s) of plywood (for recent to newer blacktop driveways and or finished concrete, as it’ll sink, gouge, scratch, etc... into the surface.) It is up to you as the customer to determine whether you want to protect your property from damage. Customer affirms that any right-of-way provided by customer for the roll-off container is sufficient to bear the weight of all contractors’ equipment and vehicles required to perform the contracted service. The customer assumes all liabilities for damages to private driving surfaces, pavement or road surfaces and entire container placement site. The contractor shall not be responsible for any damages to any private driving surface, pavement or accompanying subsurface of any route associated to perform the service that was contracted. Contractor is not liable for destruction of property and or any other surfaces if dumpster is moved by private party or sub-contractor upon pick-up and or empty and return. If placement of delivery/pick-up involves destruction of property and customer has consented to such actions they will be asked to sign a waiver form confirming of their consent of destruction to property such as tire marks on blacktop, breaking or cracking of concrete while backing off driveway, truck tire/dumpster wheels causing ruts in grass/yard due to equipment weight and size, and or broken limbs of landscaping (trees, shrubs, etc...) pictures will then be taken of dumpster after placement.

Are there any materials that are not accepted?

Yes, any hazardous waste and toxic chemicals are not accepted and cannot be put into any roll off container. These items include, but are not limited to, Medical Waste, Oils and Lubricants, Aerosols, Paint, Gasoline or Diesel Containers, Tires, Batteries, Appliances or anything else that should be taken to a transfer station to dispose of properly.

Is it necessary for someone to be there at the time of delivery?

It is preferred, but not necessary to have someone onsite for delivery or removal of the container. Preferred if paying onsite for delivery. Spot of placement and or placement directions will be asked when ordering dumpster online or phone if an onsite contact is not available for delivery, you will be responsible for all charges involved with relocation of the dumpster should it be necessary. For removal, customer agrees to provide unobstructed access to the equipment on the scheduled pick-up day; if equipment is inaccessible customer is subject to additional pick-up charges, as terms and conditions apply.

How high can I fill the dumpster/container?

All our containers have fill lines which cannot be exceeded. If one of our trucks shows up for a scheduled pickup and the container is filled past the fill line, it will not be able to be removed and you will be charged a $75-$90 Dry Run Fee. The fill line cannot be exceeded due to DOT laws. The Wisconsin DOT has very expensive fines for transporting an overloaded container and that is why we cannot remove a container that has been filled past the fill line. Material with nails, screws, etc.., asked to be facing down so the tarp covering the box does not get ripped up during travel.

What do I do when my dumpster/container is full?

You can simply call or email us, and we will schedule a time with you for the container to be picked up. If you need another container, just let us know and we will be sure to switch your full dumpster out with an empty one. We call this Empty and Return.

How do I modify or cancel an order?

You can simply call us or email us with any order modifications or cancellations. Switching Dumpster/Container sizes is not a problem. If you wish to cancel an order or move the delivery date, it needs to be done at least 24 Hours in advance. If you decide to cancel an order once the truck is already in route to be delivered; you could be charged a dry run fee.

How far in advance do I need to order a dumpster?

We can usually deliver a box/container to any site in the Central Wisconsin (Clark, Chippewa, Jackson, Marathon, Taylor, and Wood County) area next day. However, sometimes we are very busy so we suggest setting up a delivery date 4 to 5 days in advance to ensure you will receive the container(s) at the time you want them delivered. If you need a box/container for more than 14 days, please notify us so we can setup an empty and return plan if box needs to be switched during your rental time.

How do I place an order for a OWC dumpster rental?

Simply fill out our online ordering form. Give your name and phone number for your business or private party. Request the container size, type of debris you are loading into dumpster, preferred delivery date and time, address of site, and area code of the city or town you’re located in, we ask for container placement spot/directions, and we will call or email you back with an accurate price quote. Pressed on time? Or don’t want to wait for a phone call or email reply that could take up to 24 hours to get back to you? Feel free to give us a call and we can get you fast accurate quotes for your box order setup same day!

What is a fuel charge and what's its purpose?

Due to the economy and current national prices of fuel varying so much we here at Organic Waste Connections still must be able to put trucks on the roads daily to service our customers. Fuel Price Baseline – This is the fuel cost amount we use in figuring our cost of operation. Average Diesel Fuel Price – The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) posts the average diesel price every Monday. This helps us find our average fuel surcharge rate. We apply this surcharge due to and any additional mileage our drivers may have to make for delivery, pick-up, and or dry runs.

What are your Dumpster Pricing and Rates?

Our base rate for our dumpsters is $300 plus an addition $62/ton for disposal. Our base location is in Thorp, Wi. We charge an additional $60 for any delivery/pick-up over 35 miles. Any delivery, pick-up, and or live load of dumpsters over 70 miles will need to be quoted and charged accordingly.

What are your dry run charges?

Organic Waste Connections charges a fee for unsuccessful container pick-up or drop-off attempts. When this happens, we call this a “dry run”. When a container is unable to be dropped off or picked up due to the following reasons, a fee is charged to the customer. Valid reasons for us to charge a client the dry run fee include but are not limited to; overloaded containers, knocked down power lines/trees, cars or any items or materials blocking access to pick up or drop off a container, material excessively heaped up or hanging over the sides of the container, containers that are too heavy to be removed, locked gates or fences, inaccessible driveways or parking lots for any reason(s) out of our control. The dry run fee can range anywhere from $75 – $175. This fee covers drivers pay, fuel, and time for re-routing the drivers planned schedule which takes an immense amount of work.

How are payments handled?

We accept cash, check, and Venmo for payments. We require payments to be made prior to sending our team out for the animal recovery.

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