Brown County Resource Recovery

Brown County Resource Recovery The purpose of the Brown County Port & Resource Recovery Department is to enhance the quality of life for our local communities and businesses by providing world-class recycling, waste diversion and landfill services.

The purpose of the Brown County Port & Resource Recovery Department is to meet the solid waste disposal needs of local communities and businesses through methods which are environmentally sound and economical. These methods incorporate waste reduction, material reuse, recycling, composting, landfilling and waste-to-energy to the extent that they are technically feasible, economically appropriate a

The purpose of the Brown County Port & Resource Recovery Department is to meet the solid waste disposal needs of local communities and businesses through methods which are environmentally sound and economical. These methods incorporate waste reduction, material reuse, recycling, composting, landfilling and waste-to-energy to the extent that they are technically feasible, economically appropriate a

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#DidYouKnow you can find Resource Recovery on Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and TikTok??Follow us on all your favorite soc...
09/08/2021

#DidYouKnow you can find Resource Recovery on Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and TikTok??

Follow us on all your favorite social channels.

#DidYouKnow you can find Resource Recovery on Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and TikTok??

Follow us on all your favorite social channels.

Wishing all of our hardworking neighbors and friends a safe and happy Labor Day!
09/06/2021

Wishing all of our hardworking neighbors and friends a safe and happy Labor Day!

Wishing all of our hardworking neighbors and friends a safe and happy Labor Day!

Are you in love with your candle jar and dread having to recycle it or throw it away? #Upcycle it!Fill your favorite jar...
09/04/2021

Are you in love with your candle jar and dread having to recycle it or throw it away? #Upcycle it!

Fill your favorite jars with soil and plant herbs for an at-home garden.

Are you in love with your candle jar and dread having to recycle it or throw it away? #Upcycle it!

Fill your favorite jars with soil and plant herbs for an at-home garden.

Not a fan of an ingredient that is needed for a recipe? Get creative and find an alternative or go without. Avoid having...
09/03/2021

Not a fan of an ingredient that is needed for a recipe? Get creative and find an alternative or go without. Avoid having to throw out food you don’t like just because a recipe calls for it.

#FoodWasteFriday

Not a fan of an ingredient that is needed for a recipe? Get creative and find an alternative or go without. Avoid having to throw out food you don’t like just because a recipe calls for it.

#FoodWasteFriday

Do you have shredded paper to get rid of? Unfortunately, shredded paper is not recyclable in our Tri-County system. It e...
08/30/2021

Do you have shredded paper to get rid of? Unfortunately, shredded paper is not recyclable in our Tri-County system. It easily breaks apart and ends up in our environment.

What to do with it? Look for a local shredding event or if you shred at home, use the shreds in your at-home compost.

#FunFacts

Do you have shredded paper to get rid of? Unfortunately, shredded paper is not recyclable in our Tri-County system. It easily breaks apart and ends up in our environment.

What to do with it? Look for a local shredding event or if you shred at home, use the shreds in your at-home compost.

#FunFacts

Glass is a great material to reuse for everyday things in your home. Some DIY projects call for you to cut bottles or ja...
08/28/2021
44 DIY Wine Bottles Crafts And Ideas On How To Cut Glass

Glass is a great material to reuse for everyday things in your home. Some DIY projects call for you to cut bottles or jars. Do you know how?

Homesthetics has the perfect tips:

#UpcycleSaturday

Smart guide on How to Cut Glass and DIY wine bottle crafts of immense beauty are here too feed your imagination, aiding glass crafting projects enthusiasts.

Looking for a way to reduce food waste at work? Have a leftovers potluck! Share your leftovers casseroles, soups, and mo...
08/27/2021

Looking for a way to reduce food waste at work? Have a leftovers potluck!

Share your leftovers casseroles, soups, and more with your coworkers and say goodbye to #foodwaste.

Looking for a way to reduce food waste at work? Have a leftovers potluck!

Share your leftovers casseroles, soups, and more with your coworkers and say goodbye to #foodwaste.

Some electronic materials are considered hazardous waste due to the chemicals and metals inside. Items such as TVs, cell...
08/23/2021

Some electronic materials are considered hazardous waste due to the chemicals and metals inside. Items such as TVs, cell phones, computers and printers should be brought to the Hazardous Material Recovery facility for safe disposal.

#FunFacts

Some electronic materials are considered hazardous waste due to the chemicals and metals inside. Items such as TVs, cell phones, computers and printers should be brought to the Hazardous Material Recovery facility for safe disposal.

#FunFacts

Teachers, are you ready for the new school year? Make your classroom an #upcycled haven. There are so many great ideas t...
08/21/2021
21 Upcycling Hacks for the Classroom - We Are Teachers

Teachers, are you ready for the new school year? Make your classroom an #upcycled haven.

There are so many great ideas to spruce up your classroom from WeAreTeachers:

Budgets are tight, so you have to be as resourceful as possible in the classroom. Here are some of our favorite upcycling hacks for the classroom.

Manage your food waste with the FIFO method. “First in, first out” is an organization method where the newly bought food...
08/20/2021

Manage your food waste with the FIFO method.

“First in, first out” is an organization method where the newly bought food items are placed in the back of the cupboard or fridge so that the items in the front will be used first.

#FoodWasteFriday

Manage your food waste with the FIFO method.

“First in, first out” is an organization method where the newly bought food items are placed in the back of the cupboard or fridge so that the items in the front will be used first.

#FoodWasteFriday

Whether you have a business, farm or nonprofit, your hazardous waste can be taken care of with Resource Recovery. Set up...
08/18/2021

Whether you have a business, farm or nonprofit, your hazardous waste can be taken care of with Resource Recovery.

Set up an appointment with us for convenient and easy disposal of your hazardous materials. For questions or concerns just call (920) 492-4964.

https://www.browncountyrecycling.org/businesses-farms

Whether you have a business, farm or nonprofit, your hazardous waste can be taken care of with Resource Recovery.

Set up an appointment with us for convenient and easy disposal of your hazardous materials. For questions or concerns just call (920) 492-4964.

https://www.browncountyrecycling.org/businesses-farms

Vol. 11 Issue 3 of The Waste Not is now available online at  https://www.browncountyrecycling.org/newsletters. This issu...
08/18/2021

Vol. 11 Issue 3 of The Waste Not is now available online at https://www.browncountyrecycling.org/newsletters.
This issue of The Waste Not includes articles on:
South Landfill Progress
Sage Advice to Cut Down on Waste
Bags to Benches: Plastic Bag Collection in Green Bay
Customer Appreciation Days 2021
It's Not Too Late! Washed Ashore Exhibit

Vol. 11 Issue 3 of The Waste Not is now available online at https://www.browncountyrecycling.org/newsletters.
This issue of The Waste Not includes articles on:
South Landfill Progress
Sage Advice to Cut Down on Waste
Bags to Benches: Plastic Bag Collection in Green Bay
Customer Appreciation Days 2021
It's Not Too Late! Washed Ashore Exhibit

Not all “paper” products are truly recyclable. Tissue paper and wax paper are not recyclable in our systems. These can b...
08/16/2021

Not all “paper” products are truly recyclable. Tissue paper and wax paper are not recyclable in our systems. These can be thrown away or, if they are in good condition, reuse them!

#FunFacts

Not all “paper” products are truly recyclable. Tissue paper and wax paper are not recyclable in our systems. These can be thrown away or, if they are in good condition, reuse them!

#FunFacts

Garage sales are amazing! They are a great way to recycle items that are still usable. It’s also the perfect opportunity...
08/14/2021

Garage sales are amazing! They are a great way to recycle items that are still usable. It’s also the perfect opportunity to be inspired to upcycle the items that you find.

Happy #NationalGarageSaleDay!

Garage sales are amazing! They are a great way to recycle items that are still usable. It’s also the perfect opportunity to be inspired to upcycle the items that you find.

Happy #NationalGarageSaleDay!

While you are at out a restaurant, don’t be shy about asking what the portion sizes are. Knowing what the portions will ...
08/13/2021

While you are at out a restaurant, don’t be shy about asking what the portion sizes are. Knowing what the portions will be, along with the side dishes, will give you a better idea if you will have leftovers when you are done.

#FoodWasteFriday

While you are at out a restaurant, don’t be shy about asking what the portion sizes are. Knowing what the portions will be, along with the side dishes, will give you a better idea if you will have leftovers when you are done.

#FoodWasteFriday

Technology doesn’t last forever. When your business computer and printer stop working, you’ll need a place to recycle it...
08/11/2021

Technology doesn’t last forever. When your business computer and printer stop working, you’ll need a place to recycle it safely.

Bring your old or broken electronics to Resource Recovery’s Hazardous Material Recovery facility for safe disposal. https://www.browncountyrecycling.org/hmr-acceptable-material

Technology doesn’t last forever. When your business computer and printer stop working, you’ll need a place to recycle it safely.

Bring your old or broken electronics to Resource Recovery’s Hazardous Material Recovery facility for safe disposal. https://www.browncountyrecycling.org/hmr-acceptable-material

Let’s face it, most of us love online shopping. Pay attention to all the different boxes and bags your shipments come in...
08/09/2021

Let’s face it, most of us love online shopping. Pay attention to all the different boxes and bags your shipments come in because many of those packages are recyclable at home.

📦 Boxes: YES
🛍️ Plastic Bags: NO
✉️ Padded paper envelopes: NO & YES. Remove the liner and recycle the paper bag.

#FunFact

Let’s face it, most of us love online shopping. Pay attention to all the different boxes and bags your shipments come in because many of those packages are recyclable at home.

📦 Boxes: YES
🛍️ Plastic Bags: NO
✉️ Padded paper envelopes: NO & YES. Remove the liner and recycle the paper bag.

#FunFact

For all the book lovers of the world, we have a great DIY for you from Hometalk! Take books that are falling apart and, ...
08/07/2021
How to Make a Book Page Table Runner DIY

For all the book lovers of the world, we have a great DIY for you from Hometalk! Take books that are falling apart and, instead of recycling, #upcycle them into a unique table runner.

This is such a cute and easy table runner project! I made this last year for a baby shower for someone who loves to read. We did a book theme for the shower and this table runner worked perfectly down my kitchen island.It's super simple and quick to make! You will need tome type of paper for your ru...

Adding a food item to your grocery list? Mark how much of it you need. That way you only bring home the exact amount tha...
08/06/2021

Adding a food item to your grocery list? Mark how much of it you need. That way you only bring home the exact amount that will be used.

#FoodWasteFriday

Adding a food item to your grocery list? Mark how much of it you need. That way you only bring home the exact amount that will be used.

#FoodWasteFriday

If you have a business that needs a waste disposal spot, the Waste Transfer Station is open for you. Affordable rates, t...
08/04/2021

If you have a business that needs a waste disposal spot, the Waste Transfer Station is open for you. Affordable rates, two scales and three entrance lanes. We’ll get you in and out in no time.

https://www.browncountyrecycling.org/refuse-rates-fees

#BrownCountyResourceRecovery #CommercialWaste

If you have a business that needs a waste disposal spot, the Waste Transfer Station is open for you. Affordable rates, two scales and three entrance lanes. We’ll get you in and out in no time.

https://www.browncountyrecycling.org/refuse-rates-fees

#BrownCountyResourceRecovery #CommercialWaste

What do you do with all those packing peanuts?  Unfortunately, they are not a biodegradable product, so the Tri-County r...
08/02/2021

What do you do with all those packing peanuts?

Unfortunately, they are not a biodegradable product, so the Tri-County recycling facility does not accept them.

Clean packing peanuts can be brought back to your local FedEx, UPS or Post Office for reuse. Large Styrofoam blocks should be thrown away.

#RecyclingFact

What do you do with all those packing peanuts?

Unfortunately, they are not a biodegradable product, so the Tri-County recycling facility does not accept them.

Clean packing peanuts can be brought back to your local FedEx, UPS or Post Office for reuse. Large Styrofoam blocks should be thrown away.

#RecyclingFact

Want to create something fun and eye catching for your home? Create a unique mobile by cutting shapes out of paint chips...
07/31/2021
Wedding DIY: Chic Upcycled Paint Chip Mobile

Want to create something fun and eye catching for your home? Create a unique mobile by cutting shapes out of paint chips, with this tutorial:

Put that collection of paint chips to good use with this chic upcycled paint chip mobile. Use samples that match your wedding colors for lovely decorations

Looking for a great way to support local farmers and cut back on food waste? Visit a farmers’ market to buy only what yo...
07/30/2021

Looking for a great way to support local farmers and cut back on food waste? Visit a farmers’ market to buy only what you need from local growers.

#FoodWasteFriday

Looking for a great way to support local farmers and cut back on food waste? Visit a farmers’ market to buy only what you need from local growers.

#FoodWasteFriday

Do you buy lunch meat that comes in a hard plastic container? Don’t throw it out! Wash it and reuse it for leftovers, cr...
07/26/2021

Do you buy lunch meat that comes in a hard plastic container? Don’t throw it out! Wash it and reuse it for leftovers, crafts and so much more!

#BrownCountyResourceRecovery

Do you buy lunch meat that comes in a hard plastic container? Don’t throw it out! Wash it and reuse it for leftovers, crafts and so much more!

#BrownCountyResourceRecovery

Use up food waste and repel mosquitos this summer with these orange peel candles!
07/24/2021
Keep Bugs Away With Scented Orange Candles

Use up food waste and repel mosquitos this summer with these orange peel candles!

The next time you're planning an outdoor party or just want to hang out on your patio without swatting away mosquitos, DIY these cute little candles that also

Don’t be afraid to ask for a smaller portion of food at a restaurant or see if your table wants to share an item. You’ll...
07/23/2021

Don’t be afraid to ask for a smaller portion of food at a restaurant or see if your table wants to share an item. You’ll save money and help lower the amount of food that could be wasted.

#FoodWasteFriday

Don’t be afraid to ask for a smaller portion of food at a restaurant or see if your table wants to share an item. You’ll save money and help lower the amount of food that could be wasted.

#FoodWasteFriday

Need a refresher on what is recyclable and what isn’t in Brown County? Take a quick look at the 2021 Recycle Guide from ...
07/21/2021

Need a refresher on what is recyclable and what isn’t in Brown County? Take a quick look at the 2021 Recycle Guide from Tri-County Recycling:https://246dc2e2-0eed-49de-a264-45bd24f61097.filesusr.com/ugd/a6f6df_639fdecc99d64369b1498174448fce27.pdf

#BrownCountyResourceRecovery

Need a refresher on what is recyclable and what isn’t in Brown County? Take a quick look at the 2021 Recycle Guide from Tri-County Recycling:https://246dc2e2-0eed-49de-a264-45bd24f61097.filesusr.com/ugd/a6f6df_639fdecc99d64369b1498174448fce27.pdf

#BrownCountyResourceRecovery

The Brown County Solid Waste Board and others got a firsthand look at the construction progress at the Brown County Sout...
07/20/2021

The Brown County Solid Waste Board and others got a firsthand look at the construction progress at the Brown County South Landfill Monday. Work includes placement of the liner in the landfill’s initial cell, as well as construction of the scale house, maintenance building and other support facilities. The landfill is expected to be operational in 2022.

#DidYouKnow many beaches won’t allow glass bottles? You may want to bring single-use plastic alternatives, but we have a...
07/19/2021

#DidYouKnow many beaches won’t allow glass bottles? You may want to bring single-use plastic alternatives, but we have a better option! Go reusable! Bring reusable containers, cups and utensils to keep plastic out of our waters and landfills.

#DidYouKnow many beaches won’t allow glass bottles? You may want to bring single-use plastic alternatives, but we have a better option! Go reusable! Bring reusable containers, cups and utensils to keep plastic out of our waters and landfills.

Macrame plant holders can cost a pretty penny if you are buying it new. We found a cheaper and customizable alternative....
07/17/2021

Macrame plant holders can cost a pretty penny if you are buying it new. We found a cheaper and customizable alternative. Make hanging plant holders from old t-shirts! Check it out here: https://abeautifulmess.com/make-a-hanging-planter-from-an-old-t-shirt/

Macrame plant holders can cost a pretty penny if you are buying it new. We found a cheaper and customizable alternative. Make hanging plant holders from old t-shirts! Check it out here: https://abeautifulmess.com/make-a-hanging-planter-from-an-old-t-shirt/

Do you feel like you’re buying too much food that ends up being thrown out? Maybe your fridge is to blame! Reduce the am...
07/16/2021

Do you feel like you’re buying too much food that ends up being thrown out? Maybe your fridge is to blame! Reduce the amount of space in your fridge by removing a shelf. This will help you buy less to fill the space.

#FoodWasteFriday

Do you feel like you’re buying too much food that ends up being thrown out? Maybe your fridge is to blame! Reduce the amount of space in your fridge by removing a shelf. This will help you buy less to fill the space.

#FoodWasteFriday

Take Resource Recovery with you on your favorite social platforms! Tips, updates and more right at your fingertips.Find ...
07/14/2021

Take Resource Recovery with you on your favorite social platforms! Tips, updates and more right at your fingertips.

Find us on Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.

#BrownCountyResourceRecovery

Take Resource Recovery with you on your favorite social platforms! Tips, updates and more right at your fingertips.

Find us on Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.

#BrownCountyResourceRecovery

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2561 S Broadway
Green Bay, WI
54304

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Monday 7:30am - 4pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 4pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 4pm
Thursday 7:30am - 4pm
Friday 7:30am - 4pm

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(920) 492-4950

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The purpose of the Brown County Port & Resource Recovery Department is to meet the solid waste disposal needs of local communities and businesses through methods which are environmentally sound and economical. These methods incorporate waste reduction, material reuse, recycling, composting, landfilling and waste-to-energy to the extent that they are technically feasible, economically appropriate and desired by the public. Brown County currently operates a Single Stream Recycling Transfer Facility that transfers paper and commingled containers for county residents, business and municipalities to the Tri-County Material Recovery Facility. The Solid Waste Transfer Station on West Mason Street currently transfers waste to the Outagamie County Landfill as part of a three county waste disposal agreement. The county also maintains two closed sanitary engineered landfills. These landfills hold an estimated seven million cubic yards of waste produced by county residences, businesses and municipalities.

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Is there anywhere that styrofoam can be brought to for recycling? I know it’s not standard but I have a bunch from purchase and I don’t want to see it in a landfill.
How do I dispose or recycle old wirer clothes hangers?
what number(s) on plastic bags can be recycled at grocery store drop off?...is it 2 and 4?
Can aluminum flashing scraps from a roofing project be put into the curbside bin with the co-mingles? Are they the same as aluminum cans?
Recycling only comes once every other week and when they leave your bin half full, tipped over blocking your driveway, it's a little irritating. This is unacceptable and pure laziness
There will be a deluge of useless eclipse viewing glasses next Tuesday. Are these recyclable?