Acceptable Material

The Brown County Food & Organic Waste Program is a Pilot Program. Residents who are collecting food waste & organics from their home may participate in our drop-off program. Participants should register to help us track how many people are using the drop-off sites. To sign-up please use this form and email it to BC_Resource_Recovery@co.brown.wi.us or mail it to Brown County | 2561 S. Broadway | Green Bay, WI 54304. 

Acceptable Materials​​​

  • Food scraps and leftovers

  • Vegetables and fruit peels, pits, rinds, etc.

  • Coffee grounds and filters

  • Paper tea bags and tea leaves

  • Cooked meat, bones, seafood and shells

  • Eggs, cheese and other dairy products

  • Paper towels (no soiled with chemicals or such as cleaning products), tissues and napkins

  • Toothpicks and wood popsicle sticks

  • Paper take-out containers (remove any metal or plastic pieces like staples, handles, etc.)

  • Pizza delivery boxes

  • Breads and other grains

  • Paper with food residue

  • Cotton balls, cotton swabs (made of paper)

  • Dryer lint, hair

  • Bird feed/seed and animal/pet food

Program Details

Acceptable Material

Hours & Locations

Contact
Mark Walter
Business Development Manager
(920) 492-4950

 

Food Waste Program
2561 S. Broadway
Green Bay, WI 54304

Mon-Wed, Fri 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thurs 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Keep our program free of contamination

Please check your material before dropping off organics to make sure they are free of any items from the "NO" list! When in doubt, email BC_Resource_Recovery@co.brown.wi.us or call (920) 492-4950 to check if an item can be brought to our Drop-Off Site.

Unacceptable Materials

  • No PLASTIC BAGS of any kind

  • No plastic of any kind (including compostable bags or utensils)

    • No yogurt tubs

    • No cups

  • No Styrofoam

  • No cosmetic products

  • No medication

  • No dental floss

  • No dryer sheets

  • No fabric or rags

  • No granola bar wrappers, chip bags, or plastic/foil candy wrappers

  • No metal including cans, twist ties, foil, silverware, staples, etc.

  • No milk cartons, juice boxes, or any foil-lined cartons

  • No recyclable papers including newspaper, paper grocery bags, cardboard, magazines, office paper

  • No paper with waxy coatings, such as frozen/refrigerated food boxes and wax paper

  • No human or animal waste including diapers, baby wipes, bandages, feminine hygiene products, kitty litter, etc.

  • No whole raw meat (trimmings are okay)

  • No yard waste, branches, garden plants, grass clipping or leaves (take to your local yard waste site)