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
TV PRICE CHANGE
Beginning January 27, 2016 the Manitowoc County
Recycling Center will adjust the recycling charges on a number
of items accepted under the electronics collection program.
TVs - $15
-Medium CRT and Projection TVs - $25
-Large CRT and Projection TVs - $35
-CRT Computer Monitors - $15
Flyer for more detail.
TVs and monitors are measured diagonally across the glass
portion of the screen.
TVs and monitors must not be broken or stripped. Due to
the increased health and safety issues associated with handling,
storing and transporting stripped electronics or broken
televisions, these items may be refused or assessed an extra fee
depending on the situation.
These price changes are
necessary due to the rising cost of responsibly recycling old
televisions and monitors that contain cathode ray tubes (CRTs).
Pricing for other items commonly accepted under this
program, including LCD, Plasma, and LED style televisions and
monitors, has not increased.
The Manitowoc County Recycling Center is
registered with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources as
a certified electronics collector.
This means that ALL the electronics recycled through our
program are sent to reputable recycling companies who guarantee
the confidential destruction of any personal data remaining on
your electronics, recycle or reuse all of the materials they
receive, and are registered with the Environmental Protection
Association and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
CHRISTMAS LIGHT RECYCLING
The Manitowoc County Recycling Center is accepting unwanted
Christmas lights for FREE. Strings of lights are highly
recyclable even with the bulbs in them. Bring them to the
Recycling Center Main Office at 3000 Basswood Road Monday-Friday
between 7am and 4pm.
All string lights will be accepted as well as extension cords.
Garland, wreaths, trees and other lighted decorations will not
be accepted. Normal light bulbs, including spot lights, compact
fluorescents, fluorescent tubes, and incandescent bulbs can be
normal fees apply.
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.