Trash & Recycling

W1945 Old Peshtigo Road,
Marinette, WI 54143

Recycling Center



*Town sticker required; may be obtained from Town Hall office or Recycling Center with presentation of ID.

The Recycling Center is open 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 - October).

Upcycle: Upcycle area for unwanted items that may be useful to others. Items must be in good condition & not affected by weather. If questions, please ask an attendant.

Items Accepted

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



Aluminum Cans & Tin: Will take all aluminum, steel, & tin cans including pie tins. Food must be rinsed from all containers.  Paper labels do not need to be removed.

*PLEASE NOTE - Aluminum can collection for ‘Cans for Kids'.


Batteries: Automotive & household batteries accepted free of charge. Automotive batters must be placed on the wooden pallet.

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


Cardboard/Paper: Accept almost all types of paper including flattened cardboard, cereal boxes, detergent boxes, shoe boxes, file folders, junk mail, magazines, newspapers, sticky notes, telephone books & envelopes including pressure sensitive.

Do NOT accept carbon paper, paper towel, napkins, facial tissue, photos, photographic paper, self-adhesive labels, wax paper or pet-soiled paper. These items are considered garbage; please bag & dispose of accordingly.


Garbage: All garbage must be bagged & must not contain recyclables.

Cost: $3.00/bag, $6.00/garbage can (Subject to additional charges based on weight)


Glass: All types of glass including colored with the EXCEPTION of automotive, mirrors, tinted, crystal type materials, beverage glasses, light bulbs, Pyrex & other heat-resistant ovenware. Items not accepted as recyclable should be donated to charity or placed in garbage.


Florescent Bulbs: Florescent bulbs accepted at $1.00/each.


Large Items: Roll-off on site for items such as mattress, box spring, sofa, smaller pieces of carpeting & chairs at a per item cost based on size & weight. Cost $10-$20/axle.


Appliances with Freon: Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, & dehumidifiers

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


Metal or Steel Objects: All appliances not containing Freon (stoves, washers, dryers, etc.) & any kind of metal including siding, soffit, fascia, hangers, etc. No charge & must be placed in the designated container.


Computers: Computers & printers accepted for a $5.00 charge however encourage donating to Goodwill Industries located on Roosevelt Road next door to the Pine Tree Mall as they will accept free of charge.


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


Tires: without rim.

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. (Subject to change at any time)


Yard Waste: Accept leaves & 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.


Brush: Accept brush & tree branches up to 4” in diameter. Do NOT accept fence posts or any wood with nails in it. Twigs & brush should be placed to the brush area to be chipped into mulch. Please separate 4" brush from larger wood.

Cost: $5/load

For branches 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 have a small trailer or truck please notify the attendant.


Mulch: Available self-serve from the Recycling Center. For assistance with loading a large truck please call the Town Hall ahead of time and assistance will be provided. Not for commercial use or resale.

Items NOT Accepted

The Recycling Center does not accept construction material (vinyl siding, shingles, insulation, concrete blocks, roofing, drywall, etc.) nor 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 & Kaempf’s accept used motor oil.


Hazardous Chemicals/Waste: The only opportunity to get rid of these items during Marinette County's “Clean Sweep.”


Paint/Stain Cans: Accepted ONLY if the container is empty & completely dry & the lid must be off the can. Old paint/stain can be poured on paper or cardboard & allowed to dry completely before it will be accepted.


Plastic Shopping Bags: May be brought to Wal-Mart, Lofaro’s Family Foods or Jack’s Fresh Market for recycling.


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 & Waste Management will deliver it to you & 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.

Where Are We?

An attendant will be on duty to collect fees.


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, i.e. leaves, plant clippings, paper & cardboard, are to be burned. Plastics, asphalt, rubber & other man-made materials generate hazardous air pollutants & 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.