Trash & Recycling

W1945 Old Peshtigo Road,
Marinette, WI 54143

Recycling Center

*ONLY AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS, not including commercial.

The Recycling Center is open on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Saturdays of the month from 8:00am - 1:00pm & every Wednesday 12:00pm - 4:00pm (Nov.-March) 12:00pm - 5:30pm (April-Oct.) to Town residents only- a Town sticker or ID is required.

Upcycle: We now have an upcycle area for items you no longer want, but may be useful to others. Items must be in good condition and not be affected by weather. If questions, please ask an attendant.

Free Shredding Day: Our next shredding day is scheduled for May 13, 2023. Hours to be announced at a later date.

Items we DO Accept

Paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, and tin must be put into the Single Stream Compactor; metal into the Metal dumpster.



Aluminum Cans and Tin: Will take all aluminum, steel, and tin cans; including pie tins. Food must be rinsed from all containers.  Paper labels don’t have to be removed.

There’s an aluminum can collection for ‘Cans for Kids’ as well.


Batteries: We accept automotive batteries and household batteries free of charge; however, automotive batteries must be placed on the wooden pallet.

Alkaline batteries no longer need to be recycled and can be placed in the garbage.


Cardboard/Paper: Will take almost all types of paper including flattened cardboard, cereal boxes, detergent boxes, shoe boxes, file folders, junk mail, magazines, newspapers, sticky notes, telephone books and, envelopes including pressure sensitive. We do not take carbon paper, paper towel/napkins, facial tissue, photos, photographic paper, self-adhesive labels, wax paper or pet-soiled paper. These items are considered garbage, bag and dispose of accordingly.


Garbage: All garbage must be bagged and must not contain recyclables.  (Subject to additional charges based on weight)

Cost: $3.00 / bag, $6.00/garbage can


Glass: Will take all types of glass including colored, but will not take auto glass, mirrors or tinted glass, crystal type materials or beverage glasses, light bulbs, or Pyrex and other heat-resistant ovenware. Items not accepted should be donated to charity or placed in garbage.


Florescent Bulbs: We accept florescent bulbs at $1.00 / each.


Large Items: There is a roll-off on site for such things as mattress and box springs, sofas, smaller pieces of carpeting and and chairs at a per item cost.  There is a charge based on size & weight for all other items placed in the roll-off. Cost $10-$20 / axle.


Appliances with Freon: (Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers)

Cost: $20.00 for anything containing Freon or that previously contained Freon. Doors must be removed. These items must be placed in the designated area.


Metal or Steel Objects: This includes all appliances not containing Freon (stoves, washers, dryers, etc.) and any kind of metal including metal siding, soffit and fascia, metal hangers, etc. There is no charge. Place these items in the designated container.


Computers: Although the Town does accept computers and printers for a $5.00 charge, we encourage you to bring them to Goodwill Industries located on Roosevelt Road next door to the Pine Tree Mall. They will take computers at no fee to you.

Costs: $5.00 each for car tires, $10.00 each for truck tires , $20.00 each for tractor tires. *Price doubles if the tires are still on their rims.


Televisions:  $20.00 each for televisions.  Extra large size may cost more.


Tires: Without rim. (Subject to change at any time.)

Costs: $5.00 each for car tires, $10.00 each for truck tires , $20.00 each for tractor tires. *Price doubles if the tires are still on their rims.


Yard Waste: We encourage composting. We accept leaves and grass clippings for composting. Leaves do not have to be raked or bagged - only mowed. The area for drop-off is beyond the compactor. Once the material has been composted, it will be moved to a compost area for residents to pick up for free.

Please make sure there are no plastic bags or garbage in your yard waste.

ALL users will be required to provide proof of residency.

Brush: We accept brush and tree branches up to 4” in diameter. We do not accept fence posts or any wood with nails in it. Twigs and brush should be placed to the brush area to be chipped into mulch. Please separate brush from 4” and larger wood.

Cost: $5 a load

For trees larger than 4”, there is an area for wood that is free to residents to cut up and take for firewood.

If you need to make more than one trip with brush because you a small trailer or truck, please notify the attendant.


Mulch: Mulch is available from the Recycling Center. Self-serve. If you have a large truck you want to load, call the Town Hall ahead of time. We’ll try to get the front-end loader on site to assist you. Residents are encouraged to use this resource. Not for commercial use or resale.

Items we DO NOT Accept

The center does not accept construction material (vinyl siding, shingles, insulation, concrete blocks, roofing, drywall, etc.) nor will it take any items from a commercial business. Residents must contract with Waste Management 800-621-8884, GAD (920) 617-6767, or another service for at home pickup, or take the items directly to Waste Management in Menominee, or Mar-Oco Landfill located in Crivitz.


Automotive Oil:  O-Reilly’s, AutoZone, Bumper-to-Bumper, RZR Auto Salvage, RSI Automotive, and Kaempf’s all accept used motor oil.


Hazardous Chemicals/Waste: The only opportunity to get rid of these items is when Marinette County holds a “Clean Sweep.” We cannot take any covered paint or stain cans.


Paint/Stain Cans: These items cannot be accepted unless the container is empty and totally dried and the lid must be off the can. Old paint/stain can be poured on paper or cardboard and allowed to dry completely before it will be accepted.


Plastic Shopping Bags: These items should be brought to Wal-Mart, Lofaro’s Family Foods, or Jack’s Fresh Market as they have capabilities to recycle them.


If you need to make more than one trip with brush because you have a small trailer or truck, get a day receipt from the attendant.

This service is not available to non-residents and/or for commercial purposes.

Which Electronics Can I Recycle at the Town of Peshtigo Under E-Cycle?

Need to remove construction waste or remodeling debris?

Waste Management has trash dumpsters available for any sized project, commercial or private, short or long term. Just choose the best dumpster container size to fit your needs and Waste Management will deliver it to you and remove it when you’re done. It’s that simple. Go to:

Please do not store and/or save up to six months or more of trash and/or recyclables for delivery to the Recycling Center at any one time. When this happens residents coming to the site at the end of the day find the bins full. Your cooperation is needed to resolve this ongoing problem.

We are having a problem with residents dropping off cans containing paint and stain. We legally cannot accept these. You must empty the contents of the can into crushed paper or cardboard and then let the soiled paper/cardboard dry and the paint can itself dry. Once dry, both items can be deposited into the trash at the Recycling Center, but not in a liquid form.

ALL users will be required to provide proof of residency.


The hour of operation at the Town of Peshtigo Recycling Center, located at W1945 Old Peshtigo Road are the 2nd, 4th and 5th Saturdays of the month from 8:00am to 1:00pm and every Wednesday, from 12:30pm to 4:30pm.

The Recycling Center now accepts: tires, appliances and air conditioners with Freon, stoves, microwaves, washers, dryers, any kind of metal including siding and soffits (no motor vehicles), televisions, paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, aluminum, tin, batteries, bagged garbage and yard waste. State regulations prohibit us from accepting paint or other hazardous materials. Computers can be taken to Goodwill Industries on Roosevelt Road (County T) in Marinette. We do not accept motor oil.

Where Are We?

An attendant will be on duty to collect fees. Individuals dropping off appliances and other large items will be required to provide proof of town residency.

For safety sake, doors must be removed from refrigerators and freezers.

Residents no longer need to separate plastic, glass, aluminum and tin.

See *UPDATED* Recycling Flyer for pricing information.

Residents who wish to rid their property of unlicensed vehicles, but have no means of removing them from the site can call Dave Malke at (920) 213-1681 for vehicle removal.

Town residents using burn barrels to dispose of household garbage are reminded that only the materials that are allowed to be open burned, namely: leaves, plant clippings, paper and cardboard are to be burned. Plastics, asphalt, rubber and other man-made materials generate hazardous air pollutants and should not be burned in a burn barrel. Residents doing so may be fined by the WDNR. An annual Burning Permit is required for burn barrel use.

The Town of Peshtigo has an ordinance regarding roadside dumping, should you see someone dumping along the roadside take their license number and call the Town Hall at (715) 582-4332.

Waste Management is a private contractor, that is contracted by residents of the Town of Peshtigo for waste pickup. Anyone seeing items blowing off of their trucks is to call Waste Management at (906) 863-4502 with road name, time of day and truck number or license number.