Welcome to the Manitowoc County Recycling Center Website. The Recycling Center is also known as a Material Recovery Facility (MRF). Material recycling and waste reduction services are provided to the citizens of Manitowoc County. Many commonly recycled materials are accepted on a year round basis and a variety of special collection and education programs are offered to better serve the community. The Basswood and Woodland Compost sites are operated through the MRF. We provide educational outreach to promote the important role that recycling and materials recovery has for now and the future. The MRF is operated through a contract with Ascend Services Inc., formerly Holiday House of Manitowoc, Inc.
Wisconsin Counties Solid Waste Management Association (WCSWMA): The purpose of the Association is to promote effective and environmentally sound solid waste management systems and resource recovery efforts. The Association promotes communication amongst its members and associates for the exchange of ideas, and provides a forum for the promotion of legislation at the State and Federal levels of government.
Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin (AROW): An association that provides statewide proactive leadership on waste reduction and recycling through education, advocacy, collaboration, programs and services. AROW strives to bring together Business, Government, Non-profits, and Trade Associations.
Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) – Badger Chapter: Formed in 1988, the WI Chapter of SWANA serves solid waste professionals throughout Wisconsin. Our goal as a chapter is to enhance our profession and our members’ careers.
To provide materials recycling and recovery services to the citizens of Manitowoc County and to keep the public informed about recycling issues.