environmentally and economically sound waste disposal

Attention: EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1st, 2016 - For your safety you must wear a safety vest or high visibility apparel at all times while dropping material off inside the Waste Transfer Station and Recycling Transfer Station buidlings.  Bring your own safety vest or high visibility apparel with you or we will sell you a vest for $5 at the Waste Transfer Station and Recycling Transfer Station.


Each of our facilities operates separtely and has different hours of operation. Please check the following links for hours of operation for the facility you will be using:

Waste Transfer Station
Recycling Transfer Station
Household Hazardous Waste
Food Waste/Organics Drop-Off


2016 FEES

Please refer to our 2016 Rates & Fees for Solid Waste Fees.
For a list of Hazardous Waste fees please refer to our Fee Change Flyer.


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. During 2003, a Solid Waste Transfer Station opened on West Mason Street to transfer waste to landfills as part of a three county waste disposal plan. 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.


For an interactive map that includes Recycling, Hazardous Waste, Yard Waste and Municipal Contact locations please click here.