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
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 be closed starting on November 13, 2014.
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Beginning November 1, 2014, The Recycling Center Main Office
will be closed on Saturdays and will reopen on Saturdays
beginning April 2015.
The Basswood Road and Woodland
Drive Compost Sites will have new operating hours.
The Basswood Road Compost Site will be open Monday-Friday, 7:00
am to 4:00 pm and Saturday from 8:00 am until Noon.
The Woodland Drive Compost Site will be closed until April 2015.
Both Compost Sites and the Main Office are closed Sundays and
Our country produces around 251 million tons of municipal waste
produces around 36,000 tons of waste annually.
When strolling over to the waste can or recycling bin at
home or work to toss in that unwanted item, remember that
November 15 is America Recycles Day and recycling is one of the
easiest things that we can all do to improve our communities,
conserve natural resources and create green jobs.
In honor of America Recycles Day, we ask that you make it a priority to step up your
recycling efforts this year. Start by taking a pledge at
americarecyclesday.org. Follow up by reviewing your local
recycling guidelines or
learn what you can do to recycle or properly dispose of different
materials in our Community Resources
guide. If you use social media you can share a photo of
yourself recycling on Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler or Instagram with the
hashtag #RecyclingSelfie for a chance to win prizes (see
link for details)
Thanks to Manitowoc County residents and businesses, there was 6.6
million pounds of paper and
cardboard and 589,000 pounds of plastic bottles
recycled at the local recycling center in 2013! Despite these
impressive numbers, there is still room to improve. The EPA estimates that about 37% of the Nations trash is
still paper and the Container Recycling Institute reports that only only
29% of plastic PET bottles are recycled.
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.