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.
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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. In 2001, Brown, Outagamie, and Winnebago Counties joined forces to form the Tri-County Regional Partnership. This cooperative agreement paved the way for development of a regional recycling system that would serve municipalities in all three counties. In 2018, the agreement was amended to include the planning, construction, and operation of a new single-stream recycling facility, located in Appleton and operated by Outagamie County. The operation of the Tri-County Recycling Facility began in July of 2009 and today continues to serve residents of Northeast Wisconsin, providing cost-efficient sorting and marketing of curbside collected recyclable materials that are banned from landfill disposal.

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We will never forget the bravery of the men and women who paid the ultimate price for freedom. #MemorialDay2021
05/31/2021

We will never forget the bravery of the men and women who paid the ultimate price for freedom.

#MemorialDay2021

We will never forget the bravery of the men and women who paid the ultimate price for freedom.

#MemorialDay2021

Wind chimes are the perfect addition to a porch or deck. You can make them right at home by #upcycling items you have al...
05/29/2021
Wind Chime Crafts – 21 Brilliant Upcycled Ideas To Make

Wind chimes are the perfect addition to a porch or deck.

You can make them right at home by #upcycling items you have already! Try it out with these tutorials:

The summer is knocking on our doors and we stay more outdoor in our terraces, balconies or gardens. ...

Keeping your greens fresh is possible! Consider wrapping your leafy greens in a tea towel, loosely knotting it closed. P...
05/28/2021

Keeping your greens fresh is possible!

Consider wrapping your leafy greens in a tea towel, loosely knotting it closed.

Place the wrapped greens in a glass storage container and in the cooler part of your fridge for optimal freshness.

#FoodWasteFriday

Keeping your greens fresh is possible!

Consider wrapping your leafy greens in a tea towel, loosely knotting it closed.

Place the wrapped greens in a glass storage container and in the cooler part of your fridge for optimal freshness.

#FoodWasteFriday

Working with Brown County Resource Recovery means helping the community keep the environment healthy and free of waste. ...
05/26/2021

Working with Brown County Resource Recovery means helping the community keep the environment healthy and free of waste.

Become a part of our South Landfill team. We have openings for scale operators, mechanics and heavy equipment operators.

To apply, please click the link or contact us for more information: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/browncounty

Working with Brown County Resource Recovery means helping the community keep the environment healthy and free of waste.

Become a part of our South Landfill team. We have openings for scale operators, mechanics and heavy equipment operators.

To apply, please click the link or contact us for more information: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/browncounty

Keeping you updated on all things waste and recycling is what we are all about. Sign up for our quarterly newsletter to ...
05/26/2021

Keeping you updated on all things waste and recycling is what we are all about.

Sign up for our quarterly newsletter to be in the know with Brown County Resource Recovery. https://www.browncountyrecycling.org/newsletters

#BrownCountyResourceRecovery

Keeping you updated on all things waste and recycling is what we are all about.

Sign up for our quarterly newsletter to be in the know with Brown County Resource Recovery. https://www.browncountyrecycling.org/newsletters

#BrownCountyResourceRecovery

05/25/2021

Thank you to the Green Bay Botanical Garden for having us out to talk about recycling and ways to keep our environment free of plastics.

Bringing a lunch from home will not only save you money but it’s a perfect way to cut down on food waste. Make your lunc...
05/25/2021

Bringing a lunch from home will not only save you money but it’s a perfect way to cut down on food waste.

Make your lunch even more eco-friendly by using a brown paper bag or a reusable lunch box!

#BrownBagItDay #BrownCountyResourceRecovery #RecycleRight

Bringing a lunch from home will not only save you money but it’s a perfect way to cut down on food waste.

Make your lunch even more eco-friendly by using a brown paper bag or a reusable lunch box!

#BrownBagItDay #BrownCountyResourceRecovery #RecycleRight

Living the zero-waste lifestyle takes time, patience, dedication and education. Click the link to learn how one food and...
05/24/2021
What Happened When I Tried Going Zero-Waste

Living the zero-waste lifestyle takes time, patience, dedication and education.

Click the link to learn how one food and travel reporter started her journey to a zero-waste life:

After taking a critical eye to the amount of food she was throwing away, one writer realized things needed to change

Take your brownies to a whole new level and say goodbye to wasting coffee grounds. How? It’s easy – just try this upcycl...
05/21/2021
Upcycled Mocha Chocolate Chip Brownies - The Whole Carrot

Take your brownies to a whole new level and say goodbye to wasting coffee grounds. How? It’s easy – just try this upcycled mocha chip brownies and on your way to zero #foodwaste!

For these mocha brownies, melting your butter with spent coffee grounds will imbue the butter with a delicious and aromatic coffee flavor.

Even the smallest battery, like those found in vaping devices, can cause a fire in a home or in a sorting facility. Reso...
05/20/2021
Working to keep vaping devices out of recycling, waste facilities

Even the smallest battery, like those found in vaping devices, can cause a fire in a home or in a sorting facility. Resource Recovery technician, Chris Blan, spoke with Spectrum News 1 WI to discuss how we can keep these devices from causing harm to facilities and even our homes:

Batteries in discarded vaping devices can be a fire hazard

We are proud to be a part of Tri-Country Recycling, a partnership.!Together with our partners Outagamie County Recycling...
05/19/2021
Tri-County Recycling

We are proud to be a part of Tri-Country Recycling, a partnership.!

Together with our partners Outagamie County Recycling and Solid Waste and Winnebago County Solid Waste, we make it easier for residents to #RecycleRight and dispose of waste properly.

It’s the Tri-County Way! https://www.recyclemoretricounty.org/

“A centerpiece of Wisconsin's recycling industry; the tri-county partnership creates jobs, protects the environment, conserves resources, provides renewable energy and encourages everyone to "Recycle more... landfill less.”

Striving for that zero-waste lifestyle?Just because you recycle efficiently doesn’t mean you are living with zero-waste....
05/17/2021
Do You Still Count As Zero Waste If You Recycle?

Striving for that zero-waste lifestyle?

Just because you recycle efficiently doesn’t mean you are living with zero-waste. Check out why here:

Many new zero waste adopters still find themselves wondering, does recycling count as zero waste?

There’s a new landfill under construction in Brown County and you can be a part of the team that helps build and run thi...
05/17/2021

There’s a new landfill under construction in Brown County and you can be a part of the team that helps build and run this important community resource. Apply now to work at the South Landfill as a scale operator, mechanic or heavy equipment operator.

To apply, please click the link or contact us for more information: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/browncounty

There’s a new landfill under construction in Brown County and you can be a part of the team that helps build and run this important community resource. Apply now to work at the South Landfill as a scale operator, mechanic or heavy equipment operator.

To apply, please click the link or contact us for more information: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/browncounty

Before you decide to get rid of a piece of furniture, think about how you can #upcycle it. Does it need a fresh coat of ...
05/15/2021

Before you decide to get rid of a piece of furniture, think about how you can #upcycle it.

Does it need a fresh coat of paint or new finish? There are many ways we can reuse and repurpose what we already have in our homes.

How have you #upcycled items? Share your ideas below.

Before you decide to get rid of a piece of furniture, think about how you can #upcycle it.

Does it need a fresh coat of paint or new finish? There are many ways we can reuse and repurpose what we already have in our homes.

How have you #upcycled items? Share your ideas below.

Non-perishable items filling up your cupboards? Donate them! Non-perishable items are always welcome by local food pantr...
05/14/2021

Non-perishable items filling up your cupboards?

Donate them! Non-perishable items are always welcome by local food pantries and homeless shelters!

#FoodWasteFriday

Non-perishable items filling up your cupboards?

Donate them! Non-perishable items are always welcome by local food pantries and homeless shelters!

#FoodWasteFriday

Be a part of something new; something that makes a difference in our community! Resource Recovery is looking for individ...
05/13/2021

Be a part of something new; something that makes a difference in our community! Resource Recovery is looking for individuals to be a part of the new South Landfill team. We have positions available for scale operators, mechanics and heavy equipment operators.

Apply online or reach out to us for more information!
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/browncounty

Be a part of something new; something that makes a difference in our community! Resource Recovery is looking for individuals to be a part of the new South Landfill team. We have positions available for scale operators, mechanics and heavy equipment operators.

Apply online or reach out to us for more information!
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/browncounty

It’s not complicated or hard to #RecyleRight. Brown County Resource Recovery has facilities to help with waste, recyclin...
05/12/2021
Brown County Port & Resource Recovery

It’s not complicated or hard to #RecyleRight. Brown County Resource Recovery has facilities to help with waste, recycling and even hazardous materials.

Learn where to go and what to throw by visiting: https://www.browncountyrecycling.org/

#BrownCountyResourceRecovery

The Brown County Port & Resource Recovery Department is an Enterprise Fund of Brown County. The Resource Recovery area of the Department offers services to ...

Even the smallest battery has potential to cause big problems in your home or at solid waste facilities! Vaping devices ...
05/11/2021
Brown County Resource Recovery officials urge proper disposal of vaping devices

Even the smallest battery has potential to cause big problems in your home or at solid waste facilities! Vaping devices contain batteries that, if not properly disposed of, can cause fires. Thank you to WBAY TV-2 for sharing this information and helping keep our homes and facilities safe:

The Brown County Resource Recovery Facility says a new problem its encountering is vaping devices, warning people that their batteries can cause hazardous situations when they’re thrown out.

Happy Mother’s Day.Treat your mom to a wonderful day filled with love and happiness.
05/09/2021

Happy Mother’s Day.

Treat your mom to a wonderful day filled with love and happiness.

Happy Mother’s Day.

Treat your mom to a wonderful day filled with love and happiness.

Add some flair to your craft station by upcycling a shutter to organize your craft paper. It’s easily customized to your...
05/08/2021
DIY Paper Organizer Made from Repurposed Shutters - Jennifer Maker

Add some flair to your craft station by upcycling a shutter to organize your craft paper.

It’s easily customized to your favorite style. Learn how here:

Looking for a unique and decorative way to organize your paper? Make a DIY Paper Organizer from old shutters! As a paper crafter, I have a LOT of paper. So I’m always looking for creative ways to store and organize it. Like the DIY Vertical Organizer for scrapbook size paper I made last summer. Bu...

When shopping for food, look at the sell by/use by/best by dates. Search for the ones with the longest shelf-life. A hel...
05/07/2021

When shopping for food, look at the sell by/use by/best by dates. Search for the ones with the longest shelf-life.

A helpful reminder: dates are suggestions by the manufacturer for when food is at its peak quality not when it is unsafe to eat. If the food has no mold, off odors, colors or textures, the product should be O.K. to consume. Use your good judgement!

#FoodWasteFriday

When shopping for food, look at the sell by/use by/best by dates. Search for the ones with the longest shelf-life.

A helpful reminder: dates are suggestions by the manufacturer for when food is at its peak quality not when it is unsafe to eat. If the food has no mold, off odors, colors or textures, the product should be O.K. to consume. Use your good judgement!

#FoodWasteFriday

Re-doing your deck for the summer?The Waste Transfer Station will take your old wood for disposal.  Just cut your wood d...
05/05/2021

Re-doing your deck for the summer?

The Waste Transfer Station will take your old wood for disposal. Just cut your wood down to 4-foot sections and bring it over! https://www.browncountyrecycling.org/wood

#BrownCountyResourceRecovery

Re-doing your deck for the summer?

The Waste Transfer Station will take your old wood for disposal. Just cut your wood down to 4-foot sections and bring it over! https://www.browncountyrecycling.org/wood

#BrownCountyResourceRecovery

We are so honored to have one of Resource Recovery’s own recognized for her hard work. We will surely miss Shelley as sh...
05/04/2021

We are so honored to have one of Resource Recovery’s own recognized for her hard work. We will surely miss Shelley as she opens up this new chapter in her life.

Thank you for 42 years!

Congratulations to Brown County Resource Recovery scale operator Shelley Treml on her retirement! Today was Shelley's last day, and I wanted to thank her for 42 years of service to the residents of Brown County both at the East and West landfills, along with the Register of Deeds office. Shelley's can-do attitude is what provides a great example of public service! #thankyou

Ready for some spring cleaning? It’s a relief to get rid of junk from your home, but make sure you are disposing of it p...
05/01/2021
Spring Recycling Dos and Don’ts from Tri-County Recycling in Appleton

Ready for some spring cleaning? It’s a relief to get rid of junk from your home, but make sure you are disposing of it properly. Check out some great tips from Tri-County Recycling here:

(WFRV) – Local 5 Live celebrates Earth Week by learning some dos and don’ts when it comes to Spring recycling. Jordan Lamers stopped out at Tri-County Recycling in Appleton with some tips to follow…

Are you ready for bonfires and backyard BBQ’s? Light up your backyard with these wine bottle tiki torches. Customize the...
05/01/2021
DIY Wine Bottle Tiki Torches Project

Are you ready for bonfires and backyard BBQ’s?

Light up your backyard with these wine bottle tiki torches. Customize the bottles to fit your décor.

#UpcycleSaturday

You're gonna be obsessed with this! With summer comes bugs, and more annoyingly, mosquitos! Thankfully, this summer I will have these nice tiki torches for my outdoor table when my husband and I entertain guests.

Not sure how long certain foods can actually last?Try out the FoodSafety.gov’s FoodKeeper App to help you limit #foodwas...
04/30/2021
FoodKeeper App

Not sure how long certain foods can actually last?

Try out the FoodSafety.gov’s FoodKeeper App to help you limit #foodwaste.

The FoodKeeper can help consumers use food while at peak quality and reduce waste and understand food and beverages storage.

Do you love the feeling of coming home to a box on your porch from your latest online purchase? That cardboard box holds...
04/30/2021
In Brown County your cardboard trash, becomes a recycler’s treasure

Do you love the feeling of coming home to a box on your porch from your latest online purchase? That cardboard box holds treasure for you, but the box itself is pure gold for Brown County Resource Recovery.

Resource Recovery Business Director, Mark Walter, spoke with WFRV Local 5 on how cardboard recycling is a treat for recyclers and the paper industry.

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (WFRV) Cardboard. Chances are good you’ve got a bunch of it in your home, especially during this pandemic. But in Brown County your cardboard trash, becomes a recycler’…

What makes our quarterly newsletter so great? The fact that it fits its name! The Waste Not is fully electronic, no pape...
04/28/2021

What makes our quarterly newsletter so great? The fact that it fits its name! The Waste Not is fully electronic, no paper wasted here!

Sign up to receive our newsletter and stay connected to everything.

https://www.browncountyrecycling.org/newsletters

#ResourceRecovery.

What makes our quarterly newsletter so great? The fact that it fits its name! The Waste Not is fully electronic, no paper wasted here!

Sign up to receive our newsletter and stay connected to everything.

https://www.browncountyrecycling.org/newsletters

#ResourceRecovery.

Waste disposal is a term that applies to materials that are left over after use. These can be both recyclable and non-re...
04/26/2021

Waste disposal is a term that applies to materials that are left over after use. These can be both recyclable and non-recyclable materials.

For non-recyclable materials, bring them to the Waste Transfer Station! https://www.browncountyrecycling.org/refuse-hours-location

#FunFact #BrownCountyResourceRecovery

Waste disposal is a term that applies to materials that are left over after use. These can be both recyclable and non-recyclable materials.

For non-recyclable materials, bring them to the Waste Transfer Station! https://www.browncountyrecycling.org/refuse-hours-location

#FunFact #BrownCountyResourceRecovery

Have your leafy greens started to wilt? Give them new life by soaking them in an ice-cold water bath. After their soak, ...
04/23/2021

Have your leafy greens started to wilt? Give them new life by soaking them in an ice-cold water bath.

After their soak, incorporate them into a nutritious salad.

#FoodWasteFriday

Have your leafy greens started to wilt? Give them new life by soaking them in an ice-cold water bath.

After their soak, incorporate them into a nutritious salad.

#FoodWasteFriday

A huge thank you to our fellow Brown County departments for coming together on Earth Day. We are so proud to be a part o...
04/23/2021

A huge thank you to our fellow Brown County departments for coming together on Earth Day. We are so proud to be a part of a community that truly values what it means to Go Green! Also, a special thank you to the students from Aldo Leopold Community School for helping plant trees at the Fox River Trail head.

#ReduceReuseRecycle

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A huge thank you to our fellow Brown County departments for coming together on Earth Day. We are so proud to be a part of a community that truly values what it means to Go Green! Also, a special thank you to the students from Aldo Leopold Community School for helping plant trees at the Fox River Trail head.

#ReduceReuseRecycle

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Thursday 07:30 - 16:00
Friday 07:30 - 16:00

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Brown County Resource Recovery

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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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?