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.



Waste Tire Collection 2016


Locations and times   

Accepted Tires






The 2016 Manitowoc County Waste Tire Collection will be held for two weeks this September.  County residents can drop off tires for a nominal fee at the Manitowoc County Recycling Center from September 12 to 24 during normal office hours.

Tires have been banned from landfills for many years.  Because of the high disposal costs, tires are thrown in our woodlands, waterways, along roadways, or in illegal stockpiles. Improper disposal can lead to significant environmental problems such as surface and groundwater contamination, fires which release toxic fumes, and the creation of habitats for pests such as rodents and mosquitoes. Proper disposal will reduce or eliminate these problems!

The Manitowoc County Waste Tire Collection started in 1998 and has collected approximately 3.205 million pounds of waste tires to date.  The majority are small car and truck tires though all sizes show up, from small lawnmower tires to large mining equipment tires.

Waste tires can be reused in a number of beneficial ways.  They can be shred into rubber chips and used as artificial turf or as cover in playgrounds.  Finely ground "crumb rubber" can be used in athletic tracks, sidewalks and other rubber products.  Nylon and steel found in tires is also separated and recycled.  Depending on what materials are in the tire they may also be used as a fuel source in specially designed incinerators that are licensed to use "tire derived fuel".

Location and times

Manitowoc County Recycling Center

at the Main Office

3000 Basswood Road
Manitowoc, WI

September 12 - 24

Monday - Friday   7am - 4pm
Saturday 8am - Noon

Accepted Tires
  • Car
  • Truck
  • Semi
  • Tractor
  • Motorcycle
  • ATV
  • Bicycle
  • Lawnmower
  • Tires with rims on
  • Bring your waste tires to the Main Office during normal business hours.
  • Pay in the Main Office before dropping off your tires.
  • Tires with rims on will be charged by the pound.
  • Collection employees reserve the right to judge, based on size and quantity, whether a customer is charged on a per tire basis or by tire weight.
  • Residents and businesses with large quantities of tires should contact the Recycling Center.

  • $3.50 - per car tire or smaller (5 tires or less)
  • $4.75 - per standard truck tire (5 tires or less)
  • 12 cents per pound ($240 per ton) for:
    • Quantities of 6 or more tires
    • Semi tires
    • Tractor tires
    • Tires on rims


Waste Tire Collection 2016

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.