Manitowoc County

Recycling Center

 

3000 Basswood Rd. Manitowoc, WI 54220
Phone: (920) 683-4333

 

 

 

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Mission Statement: To provide materials recycling and recovery services to the citizens of Manitowoc County and to keep the public informed about recycling issues.

 

Welcome

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 since 1957.


COMPOST IS AVAILABLE

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 soils.

Stop at the Recycling Center Main Office during normal operating hours to purchase compost.  Loading is only available Monday through Friday from 7am to 3:30pm. Deliveries can be arranged by calling 683-4333


For information on compost, economy priced wood mulch and the Manitowoc County Compost Sites read more...

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CLEAN SWEEP 2015 
Bring your hazardous wastes to the 2015 Clean Sweep on May 15 and 16.  Many common items like automotive products, household cleaners, pesticides and home improvement products are hazardous when used, stored or disposed of improperly.  Look for items that contain the following warnings on their labels: Danger, Warning, Caution, Poison, Combustible, Flammable, Corrosive, and Toxic.  Households and farms may participate for free, businesses receive discounted rates.  For guidelines, dates and locations read more...

*LATEX paint will not be accepted at the 2015 Clean Sweep.

CLEAN SWEEP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!! Donate your time to help staff the 2015 Clean Sweep on Saturday May 16. Help survey and greet participants, direct traffic and assist with the thermometer exchange program.  Call the Manitowoc County Recycling Center at 920-683-4333 for details and to Sign Up!


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 emptied.

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 plastic bags.

Cartons
- Food and 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 plastic bottles.
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.
Cans - 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.
Paper - 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.

 

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Operated in partnership with:


Manitowoc County Department of Public Works

Manitowoc County Expo Center

Manitowoc County
Ice Center


Serving people with disabilities since 1957

Holiday House of Manitowoc Inc.