GARBAGE AND RECYCLING
CURBSIDE RECYCLING AND GARBAGE PICKUP: ADS Waste Holdings will pick up recyclables and garbage placed by the curb on Mondays. To insure pick-up have items out by 6:00 am. All recycling materials must be placed in plastic bins provided by the Town. Recyclables include #1 thru #7 Plastics, steel and tin cans with labels removed, unbroken glass, aluminum, newspaper, mixed paper, magazines and cardboard (if it tears brown it is recyclable) must be bundled. All items must be clean. Garbage must be placed in a 30-gallon container (bag or can) for disposal. Any questions can be directed to the Clerk or ADS Waste Holdings. (1-888-688-4005). Large items can be disposed of by calling ADS Waste Holdings.
More information about recycling in Manitowoc County can be found on the Manitowoc County Recycling Center web site (http://manitowocrecycles.org)
HAZARDOUS WASTE CLEAN SWEEP
The 2013 Hazardous Waste Clean Sweep for Households, Farms and Businesses will be held on May 17 and 18.
CLEAN SWEEP RESULTS
HAZARDOUS WASTE CLEAN SWEEP 2012
The Manitowoc County Department of Public Works and Manitowoc County Recycling Center would like to thank all the participants of the 2012 Hazardous Waste Clean Sweep.
This year the collection had 453 households, 11 farms and 8 businesses. Households turned in 28,542 pounds of hazardous chemicals. Farms and businesses together turned in an additional 9,293 pounds. Most of the items turned in were old paints, oils and pesticides, though a significant amount of solvents, corrosive and reactive substances were also dropped off. The Manitowoc County Hazardous Waste Clean Sweep started in 1985. Since it began, households and farms have turned in approximately 831,400 pounds of material. All of the collected items are properly recycled, neutralized or disposed of at special disposal sites or hazardous waste incinerators that render the materials harmless.
Many cleansers, home improvement products, automotive products and pesticides can be dangerous when stored or disposed of improperly. They can contaminate the soil, water and air when spilt or illegally dumped. Improperly stored items could be involved in accidental poisonings of children and pets. The Clean Sweep Program provides an opportunity for households and farms to safely dispose of these materials for free. Eligible businesses are offered a significant discount for their materials during the event. Clean Sweep is an annual collection that is typically held in mid May.
The Manitowoc County Clean Sweep is part of a regional partnership with Sheboygan, Calumet, Fond du Lac, Winnebago and Outagamie Counties that is made possible through grant funding from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.
The Manitowoc County Recycling Center has a number of programs throughout the year that you can use to help our environment and clean up at home including Drug Disposal programs, an ongoing Electronics Collection, a Tire Collection as well as the Hazardous Waste Clean Sweep Program. To learn more about these and other programs log onto www.manitowocrecycles.org , call 920-683-4333, or visit the Recycling Center office at 3000 Basswood Road.
Household Hazardous Waste
Lead/Oil Based Paint 13,625
Waste Oil 4,165
Aerosol Cans 1,592
TOTAL POUNDS 28,542