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Town of Oregon Refuse Center (TORC) Hours: The weather had been unusally pleasant and recognize many residents have brush to dispose, however the Town of Oregon Refuse Center (TORC) is only open the 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 8:30am to 12:00pm(noon) for January, Februrary and March as winter months.  Starting in spring the TORC will be open every Saturday from 8:30am to 3:00pm; please see hours below.   TORC Hours Town of Oregon Refuse Center (TORC) Hours January, February, March 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. First and Third Saturday April-September 8:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.* Every Saturday *These hours are subject to change based on how heavily the service is used October-November  8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Every Saturday December 8:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Every Saturday

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Private Septic Maintenance Fee

Private Septic Maintenance

For property owners that use a private septic system, there is an $9.54 fee per septic system applied to your Real Estate Property Tax bill. In 2010, Public Health of Madison and Dane County initiated a new septic maintenance fee that is collected as a special on the property tax bill. In years past, when your septic was inspected, you had to submit a fee with the inspection report. Now, you are billed the fee over a three year period of time (on the tax bill). When it comes time for your inspection your inspector will submit his report without having to submit the fee. 
 
The private septic permitting and maintenance process is managed by Public Health of Madison and Dane County. You can visit the Public Health of Madison and Dane County website for more information regarding your private septic system. 
 
If you have any questions pertaining to the private septic fee, please contact Public Health of Madison and Dane County at 608-242-6515 or health@publichealthmdc.com.