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.
CLEAN SWEEP 2017
your hazardous wastes to the Clean Sweep. Many common items like automotive products,
household cleaners, pesticides and home improvement products are
hazardous when used, stored or disposed of improperly. Look for
items that contain the following warnings on their labels:
Danger, Warning, Caution, Poison,
Combustible, Flammable, Corrosive, and
Toxic. Households and farms may participate for free,
businesses receive discounted rates. For guidelines, dates and
locations read more...
*LATEX paint will not be accepted
at the 2017 Clean Sweep .
DAY & HEALTHY KIDS DAY 2017
April 29, 10am - 2pm
At the YMCA
205 Maritime Drive
Earth Day and Healthy Kids Day have joined up for 2017 because a
healthy environment and healthy lifestyle go hand in hand. Come celebrate with us, utilize a number of
earth friendly collections including the
Manitowoc County Drug
Disposal Program, Used Eyeglass Donations, Cell Phone Collection,
and more. Visit educational
booths, displays and learn more about environmental and
community health topics.
Earth Day Program Details
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.