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
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
guide. You can even take it a step further and start to practice
reduction and reuse.
Thanks to Manitowoc County residents and businesses, there was 6.5
million pounds of paper and
cardboard and 453,000 pounds of plastic bottles
recycled at the local recycling center in 2015! Despite these
impressive numbers, there is still room to improve. The Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that in 2013 Americans recycled 67% of
their paper and cardboard and 31.3% of their PET bottles and jars.
DRUG DISPOSAL PROGRAM
Help keep our communities safe and
clean by participating in the Manitowoc County Drug Disposal
Saturday, October 22
Crime Prevention Day
4921 Expo Drive, Manitowoc
Drop Box Locations
Manitowoc City Police Dept
910 Jay Street, Manitowoc
Open 7:30am - 4:30pm M-F
Two Rivers Police Dept
1717 East Park Street, Two Rivers
Open 8am - 4:30pm M-F
Our guidelines have changed to make this program more
efficient and safe. Participants should put their
unwanted pills in a ziplock bag that is quart size or
smaller. Place the bag in a law enforcement medication
dropbox or bring to a collection event. Recycle or
dispose of the empty pill bottle at home. Liquids,
cremes, powders, and inhalers can stay in their original
container. Help keep our communities safe and clean by
participating in the Manitowoc County Drug Disposal Program.
For questions or more info call 683-4333 go to:
Drug Disposal Program Details.
COMPOST SITES AND RECYCLING
CENTER CHANGE HOURS
Beginning November 1, 2016, The Main Office
will be closed on Saturdays and will reopen on Saturdays
beginning April 2017.
Beginning November 16, 2016, 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 2017.
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.