Manitowoc County

Recycling Center


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)



 Compost Sites

 Drop Off Sites

 Electronics Program

 Mercury Program

 Tire Collection

 Drug Disposal

 Hazardous Wastes

 Business Recycling

 Community Resources





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.



Drug Disposal

Program 2017



Permanent Dropbox Locations

Disposal Events



Program Flyer



PROGRAM UPDATE - Place your pills into a quart size or smaller "ziplock" bag.  Bring the bag to a drop box or event.  Dispose/recycle your packaging at home.


Do you have old medications that you need to dispose of?  If so, do your part to keep our communities safe and clean by participating in a Manitowoc County Drug Disposal Program.  Participants may bring unwanted drugs and medications to these programs free of charge.

"Flushing unwanted medications down the toilet, or in the trash, has added to the problem of medications in our water supplies." - Northeast Recycling Council, Inc.

"Unused medications are being used inappropriately, stolen, or ending up on the street." - Metro Drug Task Force Commander  


Remove pills from original container and put them in a sealed "ziplock" style bag that is quart size or smaller before placing in the drug drop box.  Empty pill containers may be placed in your home recycling or trash.  Liquid, powder, and cream medications should remain in the original bottles with caps tightened


-Unused and/or expired medications
-Over-the-counter medications
-prescription medications
-pet medications
-controlled substances



-Sharps (needles, syringes, lancets, etc.)
-Chemical waste/mercury products
-Electronic glucose monitors
-Non-medical inhalers
-Business/long term care medications
-Empty pill bottles
-Personal care products (shampoo, cosmetics, etc.)

Permanent Dropbox Locations

Manitowoc County Sheriff's Office:
1025 South 9th Street, Manitowoc, 8am-4:30pm M-F

Manitowoc City Police Dept:
910 Jay Street, Manitowoc, 7:30am-4:30pm M-F

Two Rivers Police Dept:
1717 East Park Street, Two Rivers, 8am-4:30pm M-F

Disposal Events

Saturday, April 29, 2017: 10am-2pm, Healthy Kids Day/Earth Day, YMCA, 205 Maritime Drive, Manitowoc

Thursday, Sept 14, 2017: 2-5pm Kiel Community Center, 510 3rd Street, Kiel

Saturday, October 21, 2017: 10am-3pm, Crime Prevention Day, Expo-Merchants Building, 4921 Expo Drive, Manitowoc

  • Accepted drugs include prescriptions, over the counter, pet medications, controlled substances, and supplements.
  • Place pills in a "ziplock" style bag that is quart size or less. Liquids, cremes, and powders can stay in the original container with caps tightened
  • Pill bottles and boxes are NOT accepted.  Cross out your personal information and dispose of them or recycle them at home.
  • Needles, sharps, mercury devices, chemical waste, electronic glucose monitors, non-medical inhalers, and personal care products like shampoo and cosmetics will NOT be accepted.
  • Do NOT bring medications to drug disposal events before or after the listed times.
  • Households only. Businesses should call 920-683-4333 for disposal information.
  • Practice safe storage by keeping your medications in a secured location.
  • Practice reduction by consulting with your physician about your medication needs.
  • Never share your prescriptions with another person.



These events were sponsored by the the Manitowoc County Drug Disposal Collaborative which includes: Manitowoc County Aging and Disability Resource Center, Manitowoc County Department of Public Works, Manitowoc County Recycling Center, Manitowoc County Public Health Department, Manitowoc County Sheriff's Office, Manitowoc County Metro Drug Unit, Substance Abuse Coalition, Manitowoc City Police Department, Two Rivers Police Department, and Kiel Police Department.

Program Flyer

Drug Collection Program Flyer

Operated in partnership with:

Manitowoc County Department of Public Works

Manitowoc County Expo Center

Serving people with disabilities since 1957

Holiday House of Manitowoc Inc.