Curbside Recycling Guidelines
Outagamie County Recycling & Solid Waste takes great pride in our recycling program by providing the following services:
Provide curbside recycling collection for approximately 66,000 households within the county, including all of Appleton and New London residents who live in single-family, duplex, tri-plex and 4-plex units. By law, property owners of 5 units or more must provide adequate recycling for their tenants. Process the recyclables at the Tri-County Recycling Facility. Provide education and outreach to residents and business about recycling and waste reduction.
How to place recycling at the curb
Do NOT place material in plastic bags. Place all recyclable material loosely in a reusable bin or cart. There is no need to separate paper from containers. Flatten and cut cardboard boxes to 2’ X 2’ or smaller.
If you live in a community where you supply your own reusable bin, follow these guidelines:
Do NOT place material in plastic bags. Reusable containers should be no larger than 33 gallons or weigh more than 50 pounds.
If you live in a community where a wheeled cart is provided, follow these guidelines:
Do NOT place material in plastic bags. All recyclables must fit into your cart with the lid closed. Place your recycling cart with the front of the lid facing the street and the wheels of the cart toward your house. Keep your recycling cart 4 feet away from obstructions: your garbage can, mailboxes, utility poles, trees and parked cars.
What can I recycle? Use our Waste Wizard website tool to look up the proper disposal of materials.
Where can I take my recycling? If you miss your normal collection day or if you have a larger than normal amount of recyclables, you can:
Save for a future collection day. Ask a neighbor if they have extra room in their cart. Bring to the free recycling drop-off site.
When are my recyclables picked up? Your collection day depends on where you live. Please check our Pick Up Calendar, call LRS at 920-759-0501, or email us to find out your collection day.
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