Brown County Resource Recovery

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.
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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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It’s harvest season! Reduce your food waste by canning or freezing your extra garden veggies.  #FoodWasteFriday
09/04/2020

It’s harvest season! Reduce your food waste by canning or freezing your extra garden veggies. #FoodWasteFriday

How many canned beverages do you consume each week? Do you recycle the cans?The average person has the opportunity to re...
09/02/2020

How many canned beverages do you consume each week? Do you recycle the cans?

The average person has the opportunity to recycle more than 25,000 cans in a lifetime.

Many businesses in America have a waste disposal cost. A perfect way to reduce this cost is to implement a recycling pro...
08/31/2020

Many businesses in America have a waste disposal cost. A perfect way to reduce this cost is to implement a recycling program. Fortunately, about 90% of American businesses recycle.

#FunFact #RecycleMoreTriCounty

Upcycle your coffee pot or French press into a terrarium. Customize it to fit your style!Check out how here:#UpcycleSatu...
08/28/2020
DIY Coffee Pot Terrarium

Upcycle your coffee pot or French press into a terrarium. Customize it to fit your style!

Check out how here:

#UpcycleSaturday

Unless you are freezing them, avoid chopping meats, fruits and vegetables until you are ready to consume. Keeping them w...
08/27/2020

Unless you are freezing them, avoid chopping meats, fruits and vegetables until you are ready to consume. Keeping them whole will help make them last longer.

#FoodWasteFriday

When bringing materials such as gas, paint, oils or car chemicals to the Hazardous Material Recovery facility, make sure...
08/26/2020

When bringing materials such as gas, paint, oils or car chemicals to the Hazardous Material Recovery facility, make sure the material is in a container that can be left at the facility.

Visit the HMR facility during its summer hours:
Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursdays Noon to 6 p.m.
Saturdays 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

#RecycleMoreTriCounty

Materials such as glass, steel, aluminum and copper can be recycled over and over again. Plastic can typically be recycl...
08/24/2020

Materials such as glass, steel, aluminum and copper can be recycled over and over again.

Plastic can typically be recycled only once but, when it is recycled, it can be made into everything from fleece jackets to carpeting.

#FunFact #RecycleMoreTriCounty

Don’t overcrowd your fridge with items. Food needs air to circulate around it to keep it cool. Overcrowded fridges can c...
08/21/2020

Don’t overcrowd your fridge with items. Food needs air to circulate around it to keep it cool. Overcrowded fridges can create warm spots which can lead to spoilage.

#FoodWasteFriday

Have a question on recycling or waste? We would love to hear from you!Comments below with your questions.#RecycleMoreTri...
08/20/2020
Brown County Port & Resource Recovery

Have a question on recycling or waste? We would love to hear from you!

Comments below with your questions.

#RecycleMoreTriCounty

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

Want to recycle your propane cylinders after camping? Brown County Resource Recovery accepts partially-spent propane cyl...
08/17/2020

Want to recycle your propane cylinders after camping? Brown County Resource Recovery accepts partially-spent propane cylinders for recycling at the Hazardous Material Recovery facility. No fee for Brown County residents.

You can also visit Country Visions Cooperative to buy reusable one-pound cylinders or refill your current cylinders.

#FunFact #RecycleMoreTriCounty

Give your fridge a little vintage flair by upcycling spice tins into magnetic storage holders. #UpcycleSaturday
08/15/2020
15-minute make: magnetic storage tins

Give your fridge a little vintage flair by upcycling spice tins into magnetic storage holders.

#UpcycleSaturday

I’ve posted before about my tendency to buy foods just because I like the packaging. My kitchen cupboards are full of decanted jam, biscuits and spices – some labelled, others not. Some…

Use clear leftover containers to store your food in the fridge. This way you can actually see what food you have to eat....
08/14/2020

Use clear leftover containers to store your food in the fridge. This way you can actually see what food you have to eat.

#FoodWasteFriday

The Brown County Resource Recovery website has a ton of information to help you with your curbside recycling and waste d...
08/12/2020

The Brown County Resource Recovery website has a ton of information to help you with your curbside recycling and waste disposal, acceptable materials and more!

#RecycleMoreTriCounty

#DidYouKnow that Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin (AROW) is celebrating 30 years of advancing recycling in Wisconsin? T...
08/10/2020

#DidYouKnow that Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin (AROW) is celebrating 30 years of advancing recycling in Wisconsin? They want to continue to provide industry support and collaboration for another 30 years. To do that they need help from you.

Donate today to AROW to help reach their 2020 fundraising goals. To make things a little interesting, AROW has challenged its current members to face their fears for each goal met. When the fundraising goal hits $1,000, Wisconsin DNR Statewide Recycling Coordinator, Jennifer, will be eating “tasty” bugs. Visit AROW’s website to donate today! https://www.recyclemorewisconsin.org/arow

Recycle More Wisconsin

About 500 billion disposable cups are used every year. Consider using a reusable cup, mug or bottle instead of a single ...
08/10/2020

About 500 billion disposable cups are used every year. Consider using a reusable cup, mug or bottle instead of a single use cup that will be thrown away.

#RecycleMoreTriCounty

Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin (AROW) didn’t want to just put together a typical fundraiser. They decided to have its...
08/08/2020

Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin (AROW) didn’t want to just put together a typical fundraiser. They decided to have its members face their fears for each milestone the fundraiser reached.

By donating to AROW, Jennifer, Wisconsin DNR Statewide Recycling Coordinator, will face her fears and eat bugs once the fundraiser hits $1,000. Let’s help AROW continue to provide industry support and collaboration for recycling in Wisconsin and get Jennifer closer to eating some bugs. Donate today! https://www.recyclemorewisconsin.org/arow

Recycle More Wisconsin

Keep your fruits and vegetables in the correct places. Knowing which foods go in the fridge and which ones can be left o...
08/07/2020

Keep your fruits and vegetables in the correct places. Knowing which foods go in the fridge and which ones can be left on the counter can help with food waste.

#FoodWasteFriday

Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin (AROW) is celebrating 30 years of advancing recycling in Wisconsin! The association is...
08/07/2020

Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin (AROW) is celebrating 30 years of advancing recycling in Wisconsin! The association is holding a fundraiser to help continue its effort to offer industry support, collaboration and networking opportunities to learn everything about recycling.

Help AROW reach its goal by contributing today! To make things a little interesting, Wisconsin DNR Statewide Recycling Coordinator, Jennifer, will eat some “delicious” bugs once the fundraiser reaches its goal of $1,000. https://www.recyclemorewisconsin.org/arow

Recycle More Wisconsin

Need to get rid of hazardous materials from your home such as cleaning products, electronics and chemicals? Visit the Ha...
08/05/2020

Need to get rid of hazardous materials from your home such as cleaning products, electronics and chemicals?

Visit the Hazardous Material Recovery Facility!

Drivers should remain inside their vehicles with materials placed in the back end of vehicles (trunk, lift gate or truck bed).

#RecycleMoreTriCounty

Early this year, HP announced its commitment to using ocean-bound diverted plastics in all new HP Elite and HP Pro compu...
08/03/2020
HP receives ocean plastics certification - Plastics Recycling Update

Early this year, HP announced its commitment to using ocean-bound diverted plastics in all new HP Elite and HP Pro computers.

UL has certified that resins used by technology company HP contain scrap plastic that was at risk of entering the Caribbean Sea. UL, a global certification company headquartered in Illinois, certified that five resins used in HP electronics contain scrap …Continue Reading→

Volume 10, Issue 3 of the Waste Not is available now at http://browncountyrecycling.org/newsletters.This issue of the Wa...
08/03/2020

Volume 10, Issue 3 of the Waste Not is available now at http://browncountyrecycling.org/newsletters.

This issue of the Waste Not includes articles on:
•New Composting App in the Works
•The Impact of Staying at Home on Local Waste Industry
•The Most Effective Climate Change Solution

Tired of buying sponges to wash your dishes? Try out this DIY, zero-waste dish scrubber tutorial. Upcycle fabric from sh...
08/01/2020
How To Make Unsponges - Zero Waste Dish Scrubbers ⋆ A Rose Tinted World

Tired of buying sponges to wash your dishes? Try out this DIY, zero-waste dish scrubber tutorial.

Upcycle fabric from shirts or towels and never buy sponges again!

#UpcycleSaturday

How To Make Unsponges - Zero Waste Dish Scrubbers are a great upcycling way to use fabric scraps & stop using plastic sponges. Here's how to make yours.

Are you really going to eat those leftovers?If a meal you make isn’t going to be worthy of leftovers, make the meal in p...
07/31/2020

Are you really going to eat those leftovers?

If a meal you make isn’t going to be worthy of leftovers, make the meal in proportion with who will eat it to reduce the chance of it ending up in the trash.

#FoodWasteFriday

Before you bring materials to the Hazardous Material Recovery facility, make sure you are aware of any fees that may app...
07/29/2020

Before you bring materials to the Hazardous Material Recovery facility, make sure you are aware of any fees that may apply.

Click the link to learn more. https://www.browncountyrecycling.org/hmr-rates-fees

*All transactions must be by credit card only*

The Brown County Waste Transfer Station accepts gas or electric powered lawn mowers, leaf blowers and edge trimmers for ...
07/27/2020

The Brown County Waste Transfer Station accepts gas or electric powered lawn mowers, leaf blowers and edge trimmers for disposal. Just make sure all gas and liquids are drained before you drop them off. #FunFact

Upcycle glass jars for organization and crafts around your home. Use them as vases, herb gardens, office supply holders,...
07/25/2020

Upcycle glass jars for organization and crafts around your home.

Use them as vases, herb gardens, office supply holders, candles, gift holders and more!

#UpcycleSaturday

When looking at recipes, see what else can be made with the ingredients you will use, especially if it’s an ingredient y...
07/24/2020

When looking at recipes, see what else can be made with the ingredients you will use, especially if it’s an ingredient you don’t normally have at home.

This way you know that leftover ingredients can and will be used again. #FoodWasteFriday

07/22/2020

Get all the details on what can or can’t be recycled or thrown away in your curbside bins by visiting the Brown County Resource Recovery website! https://www.browncountyrecycling.org/

#DidYouKnow that the Brown County Waste Transfer Station accepts large appliances? Refrigerators, freezers, washers and ...
07/20/2020

#DidYouKnow that the Brown County Waste Transfer Station accepts large appliances? Refrigerators, freezers, washers and even dryers are acceptable items.

Give your outdoor or indoor plants a unique place to sit by #upcycling lampshade frames into plant stands:
07/18/2020
How to Upcycle Wire Lampshade Frames into Plant Stands

Give your outdoor or indoor plants a unique place to sit by #upcycling lampshade frames into plant stands:

I show you how to upcycle vintage wire lampshade frames into gorgeous industrial style plant stands that will look fab in any interior.

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Comments

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?