Statement: To provide materials recycling and
recovery services to the citizens of Manitowoc County and to
keep the public informed about recycling issues.
Welcome to the Manitowoc County Recycling
Center Website. The Recycling Center is also known as a Material
Recovery Facility (MRF). Material recycling and waste reduction services
are provided to the Citizens of Manitowoc County. Many commonly recycled
materials are accepted on a year round basis and a variety of special
collection and education programs are offered to better serve the
community. The Basswood and Woodland Compost sites are operated through
the MRF. We provide educational outreach to promote the important role
that recycling and materials recovery has for now and the future. The
MRF is operated in partnership with
Holiday House of Manitowoc, Inc. serving people with disabilities
The Manitowoc County
Recycling Center is accepting food and beverage cartons
for recycling! These familiar cartons are used to contain a
variety of products commonly found on your grocery lists.
Some examples are containers for wine, milk, soy milk,
juice, cream, soup, broth, and egg substitutes. Cartons are
made from paper fibers, plastic and aluminum so they are
When bringing your cartons to the Manitowoc County Recycling
Center they can be placed in with the plastic bottles.
Cartons should be emptied and flattened but there is no need
to rinse them. If you have curbside pickup in the City of
Manitowoc or City of Two Rivers you should place your
cartons in with the plastic containers. Otherwise check
with your local hauler or drop off center for availability
Manitowoc County Shingle Recycling Site is located at the
Manitowoc County Highway Shop Quarry at 3500 STH 310.
Incoming loads will be weighed and charged on a per ton
basis according to the listed
and guidelines. Shingles processed at this site will be
sorted, cleaned and recycled into asphalt for road
The Shingle Recycling Site
will open Monday April 14th at 7:00am.
Version - Tejas de Reciclaje
April 26, 10am - 2pm
Lincoln High School JFK
1600 Block S 9th St
Come celebrate Earth Day with us. Participate in a number of
earth friendly collections like the
Manitowoc County Drug
Disposal Program and Cell Phone Collection. Visit educational
booths, displays and learn more from demonstrations on environmental themed topics.
Earth Day Program Details
Spring 2014 Issue
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Curbside Recycling Guidelines
These guidelines are for curbside recycling picked up
by your contracted hauler. Be sure to contact your hauler for
specific guidelines or curbside pickup of questionable items. It
is recommend to place plastic bottles,
glass bottles and cans together in a brown paper bag inside your
recycling bin to keep them separate from the cardboard and paper
recyclables. That way the paper bag can be recycled once it is
||Plastic #1 and #2 Bottles -
Bottles only; check for a neck. Rinse and flatten. Remove the caps and rings when
possible. No tub or pail shaped containers
or bottles that contained oil or pesticide. No plastic wraps,
films, bags, trays, pails, packaging peanuts, Styrofoam, or any other
non bottle shaped item. Please do not tie milk jugs together or tie in
beverage cartons including shelf stable and refrigerated
cartons for wine, milk, juice, cream, soup and egg substitutes.
Cartons should be emptied, flattened and placed in with the
||Glass Bottles- Any color glass
bottle or jar can be recycled.
No lids, caps or rings. Rinse out and remove labels if easy to do so. No
window glass, light bulbs, clay, ceramics, drinking glasses or ovenware.
Tin, steel, bi-metal, and aluminum. Coated cans, foil and pie tins are
ok. Remove labels if possible. Clean well and flatten.
||Cardboard - Should
be clean and dry, flattened and boxed, bagged or bundled. No cardboard
coated with wax, tin, or plastic.
Includes newspapers, junk mail, magazines, construction paper, computer paper, books with
metal or plastic binding removed etc.. Paper should be clean and dry and
placed in a brown paper bag. No soiled paper, paper
coated with tinfoil or glitter, glues colored with crayons or markers,
or plastic wrapping paper.