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
Summer 2016 Issue
The MRFTURF is the electronic newsletter for the Manitowoc
County Recycling Center. Sign up to receive this quarterly
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WASTE TIRE COLLECTION
12 to 24
The 2016 Waste Tire
Collection will be held for two weeks this September.
County residents and
drop off tires for a nominal fee at the Manitowoc County
Recycling Center during normal office hours.
Tire Collection Details
Screened Compost is
available for a $13 per cubic yard at the Basswood Compost Site.
This compost has been screened to remove large clumps.
Many people use compost in their landscaping and gardening
projects. Compost has more nutrients than topsoil, and it
releases them slowly as organic material breaks down. Compost
helps sandy soil retain moisture and loosens and breaks up clay
Stop at the Recycling Center Main Office during normal
operating hours to purchase compost while supplies last. Loading is
only available Monday through Friday from 7am to 3:30pm.
For information on compost, economy priced wood mulch and
the Manitowoc County Compost Sites
COMPOST BIN SALE
Attention Gardeners and Homeowners!
Turn your grass, leaves, and kitchen scraps into rich soil for
your house plants or garden. The Manitowoc County Recycling
Center is selling large capacity compost bins year round for
only $50.00 each.
-Takes as little as 10 minutes a week.
-Can reduce gardening water bill by 30%.
-Can reduce garbage by 30%.
-Large capacity for big families!
-Saves the County money on landfill fees.
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.