3000 Basswood Rd.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Phone: (920) 683-4333
Main Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 7am to 4pm,
Sat: 8am to Noon (April through October only)
Electronics are only accepted during the main office hours.
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.
Screened Compost is
available for a small fee 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. Many of the weed seeds are
typically destroyed during the composting process.
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.
For information on compost, economy priced wood mulch and
the Manitowoc County Compost Sites
DRUG DISPOSAL PROGRAM UPDATE:
NEW DRUG DROP BOX
The Manitowoc County
Sheriff's Office has installed a drug drop box in the lobby
located at 1025 South 9th Street. This new drug drop
box was installed to help make drug disposal more convenient for
residents and more efficient for law enforcement. The new drop
box is available Monday through Friday between 8am and 4:30pm.
When using this drop box or any other drop box or disposal event
in Manitowoc County, make sure to follow the program guidelines.
Drug Disposal Program
webpage for acceptable/non-acceptable items, directions, and
information about disposal events and other drug drop box
locations. Please note that our guidelines have changed.
For other questions contact the Manitowoc County Recycling
Center at 683-4333.
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.