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Acceptable Material for Recycling

No need to wonder if you can recycle sour cream containers, milk cartons or deli containers. Any plastic tub, container or bottle can be recycled along with your paper, metal, and glass.  A list of acceptable items to put in your curbside recycling can be found here - Curbside Recycling - What do I do with...?


No need to check for a number. We accept all plastic bottles, tubs and containers.

  • All plastic bottles, tubs & containers

    • Household bottles, jars & jugs​

    • Dairy containers & lids

    • Produce, bakery & deli containers & lids

* Rinse, empty and replace caps & lids 


  • Newspapers & inserts

  • Cardboard & paperboard (food boxes)

  • Milk, juice & soup cartons

  • Office & school paper

  • Junk mail & catalogs

  • Phonebooks, books (including hardcover) & magazines


  • Aluminum bottles & cans

  • Steel & tin cans


  • Food and beverage bottles & jars

Unacceptable materials include: 
  • Plastic bags or wrap

  • Shredded paper

  • Motor oil bottles 

  • Styrofoam

  • Tissue paper

  • Window glass and drinking glasses

  • Scrap metal

  • Aluminum pans or foil

  • Propane tanks 

  • Empty paint cans

  • Paper towels

  • Receipts

Plastic Bags Unacceptable

Brown County Is A Single Stream Recycling Community

What is single stream recycling?  Single stream recycling allows you to put all your recyclable materials into one cart or bin. Paper, glass, steel, aluminum, plastic, cardboard, etc. can be placed into the same bin. No need to separate anything! You still need to rinse your containers and cut your cardboard to size.


This service is available to everyone so please contact your local city, town or village to find out how you can take advantage of single stream recycling and if carts are available in your community.

Recyclable paper, plastic, glass, tin/steel and aluminum cans should be placed in a designated curbside recycling cart. Recycling carts are available by contacting the municipality in which you live. Containers should be rinsed to remove all product from the container and cap and lids should be replaced and then recycled along with the container.

We are able to recycle many things in Brown County. For more information contact us at (920) 492-4950 or check out the 2023 Tri-County Recycling Guide.


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Mailing Address
Brown County Port & Resource Recovery
2561 S. Broadway
Green Bay,  WI 54304


Hazardous Material Recycling


Tues. 9:00 am - 3:00 pm 

Thurs. noon - 6:00 pm

Businesses, Farms & Non-Profits: ***By appointment only***




Recycling Transfer Station
Mon. - Fri. 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday Following a Holiday*

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

​*Observed Holidays


Waste Transfer Station
January 1st - March 31st
Mon. - Fri. 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Sat. 7:30 am - noon

April 1st - December 31st
Mon. - Fri. 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat. 7:00 am - 2:00 pm


Saturday Following a Holiday*

7:00 am - 2:00 pm

Saturday Following New Year's

7:30 am - 2:00 pm

*Observed Holidays

South Landfill

Mon.-Fri. 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Sat. 7:30 am - 12:30 pm

*Observed Holidays

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