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
COMPOST SITES AND RECYCLING
CENTER CHANGE HOURS
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
Many old non digital
thermostats contain mercury. Tossing these old thermostats, or
any other mercury containing device, into the garbage will
contribute to mercury contamination.
Manitowoc County Recycling Center accepts mercury containing
thermostats year round as part of an ongoing
mercury reduction program. Drop off your thermostat at the
Recycling Center Main Office located at 3000 Basswood Road
Monday through Friday between 7am and 4pm. Please leave the
thermostat intact. When transporting them, cushion the item and
place it in a sealed container.
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.