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LEARN THE INS AND OUTS OF LANDFILL AND RECYCLING

Outagamie County Recycling & Solid Waste wants you to be informed. Depending on your needs, we provide outreach and educational opportunities in different forms:

  • Give guided tours of our facility to schools, civic groups, businesses and the general public.
    • Due to lasting impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are still not prepared to offer guided tours of our recycling facility to the general public. We apologize for the inconvenience and recommend watching our virtual tour below.
  • Provide speaking presentations to schools, civic groups, businesses and local governments.
  • Provide waste assessments for local businesses to help improve recycling and find waste reduction options.
  • Set up educational booths at local expos and special events.

Email us to inquire about scheduling a tour or presentation, to inquire about expos we will be attending, or to have a waste assessment conducted.

What Happens To Your Recycling Once It Leaves Your Curb?

TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE TRI-COUNTY RECYCLING FACILITY

Media Center

WATCH & DISCOVER MORE ABOUT OUR FACILITIES & HOW THEY WORK

Tri-County Recycling Program Video
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mqdefault-3 2 Minute Recycling Video >
mqdefault-4 Landfill Construction Video >
mqdefault-5 UW-Oshkosh Tri-County Documentary >
mqdefault-6 PBS Special: Landfills and Garbology >

RESOURCES TO HELP YOU LEARN HOW TO DISPOSE OF YOUR WASTE PROPERLY

DISPOSAL BROCHURES/RESOURCES >
Curbside Recycling Guide
Top Recycling Mistakes
Battery Recycling for Businesses
Battery Recycling for Households
Business Recycling of Electronics
Common Invasive Land Plants
Home Composting
Landfill Bans
Medication Disposal Locations
New Items to Recycle
Renter’s Guide to Recycling
Sharps/Needle Disposal
Guide to Handling, Disposing, and Recycling Asbestos

WASTE REDUCTION TIPS >
Recipes for a Less Hazardous Home
Recycling and Waste Reduction at Special Events
Recycling and Waste Reduction for Convenience Stores-Gas Stations.
Recycling and Waste Reduction for Health Care Facilities
Recycling and Waste Reduction for Schools
Recycling and Waste Reduction for the Work Place
Recycling Guide for Apartment Owners

TEACHER/PARENT RESOURCES >
Click here to play the Waste Sorting game! 
Activity Guide for Naturalists and Educators
Coloring and Activity Book for K-8
Nature Recyclers Color book
Wee Crafts
Memory Game

ARTICLE FEATURES >
Wisconsin Natural Resources Fall 2020 – Single Stream Recycling

AWARDS >

2010 SWANA Gold Excellence Award Winner – Recycling System

2015 SWANA Bronze Excellence Award Winner – Landfill Management

2021 AROW Outstanding Achievement in Recycling Education: Individual(s) – TikTok

2021 Wisconsin DNR Recycling Excellence Award – Resource Recovery Park

2022 AROW Outstanding Achievement in Waste Reduction & Recycling: Organization – Resource Recovery Park