Solid Waste & Recycling

2017 RECYCLING GUIDE

The 2017 edition of the Tri-County Recycling Guide is now available as a reference for all your recycling and disposal questions whether you live in Green Bay, Appleton or Oshkosh. The Guide is a comprehensive source of information on recycling, household hazardous waste, composting, and electronics recycling. It includes lists of where you can dispose of your yard waste, old oil, expired medications and used sharps. If you missed it in your newspaper on April 13, you can download a copy 2017 Tri County Recycle Guide.

SOLID WASTE & RECYCLING                 *  2018 – VOW Recycle Schedule

Solid Waste & Recycle

The Village of Wrightstown provides residential garbage and recycling collection services through a collection contract with Deyo Disposal. Automated garbage collection occurs on Thursday of each week, and automated recycle collection occurs every other Thursday. Collection carts are to be placed at the curb no later than 6:00AM on collection days.

Electronics Disposal

  • Please bring all of your unwanted electronics to the Wastewater Treatment Plant at 101 Washington Street for proper disposal.
     Items Accepted:
    • Televisions, CRT Computer Monitors, DVD players, CD players, Radio’s, Stereo Equipment, Microwaves, etc…
    • Please call for current rates.

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RESIDENTIAL GARBAGE COLLECTION

Garbage collection is done weekly from Village supplied 95 gallon automated garbage carts. Carts should be placed at the curb before 6:00AM. with the handle facing your house, and at least 4 feet from any other object. Failure to do so may result in your cart not being emptied. Carts should never be placed in the road, as this is a safety concern for motorists. When winter arrives, avoid placing your cart on snow banks. Snow should be cleared at the curb for your cart, or place the cart in your driveway for collection. Carts should be removed within twelve hours after collection.  If your cart is damaged please call DPW at 532-0434 for a replacement cart.  If the damage is a result of actions by the resident (hot ashes, placing in street or on snow bank, etc…) the resident will be responsible for replacement costs.

Carts that are too full causing the lid to not fully close is considered overflow refuse. Residents should avoid overfilling their cart and putting excess garbage on the side of your cart. Deyo Disposal will not pick up overflow garbage. For proper disposal of overflow waste please go to the Bulk & Overflow Waste tab.

There are also restrictions on what can be put in your cart. Please DO NOT put the following items in your cart:

  • Recyclable items
  • Hazardous or toxic wastes
  • Nauseous and/or offensive waste
  • Vehicle or rechargeable type batteries (AAA, AA, C, D, are allowed)
  • Tires
  • Waste oil, gas, or other liquids
  • Concrete or bricks
  • Hot cinders, ashes or embers
  • Medical or infectious waste
  • Electronics
  • Grass clippings, branches, or other yard waste
  • Large amounts of construction debris

 

RESIDENTIAL RECYCLE COLLECTION

Recycling in Wisconsin is mandatory. Since 1990, the State of Wisconsin has required residents and businesses to recycle certain waste materials. To meet the requirements of state law, automated residential recycle collection in the Village of Wrightstown is done every other Thursday. Recycle carts should be properly placed at the curb no later than 6:00AM on collection days. When winter arrives please do not place your recycle carts on top of snow banks. An area should be cleared at the curb, or place the carts in your driveway, opposite from your automated garbage cart.

For more information on recycling at home and at work please click on the following link to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Recycling homepage, and the Brown County Solid Waste and Recycle homepage:

To prepare your items for recycle collection please separate recyclable items according to the Brown County Recycling guidelines as detailed below.

 

PAPER 

  • Paper should be dry and free of food residue or bathroom waste.
  • Plastic food liners should be removed from boxes.
  • Boxes flattened to save space and cut to fit in your cart.
  • Paper products must be bundled, boxed or placed in a paper bag and placed in your cart.
  • Shredded paper must be collected in a paper bag and placed in your cart.

Items Accepted:

  • Dairy and frozen food boxes
  • Drink boxes and milk cartons
  • Frozen juice containers, with steel caps removed and recycled with the aluminum and steel materials. Containers should be rinsed.
  • Newspaper and inserts
  • Magazines and books
  • Junk mail and envelopes
  • Phone books and catalogs
  • Writing paper and copier paper
  • Shredded paper, placed in grocery bag with top folded over
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Paper grocery bags
  • Box board and non corrugated cardboard
  • Pet food bags
  • Gift wrapping paper

Items Not Accepted: (please discard in trash)

  • Tissue products
  • Paper that is contaminated with food, grease, or other debris such as pizza boxes
  • Bows or ribbons
  • Foil gift wrap

PLASTIC 

  • Check for a Neck! Bottle openings are threaded and smaller than the base or the widest part.
  • Remove and throw away caps, lids and pumps.
  • Empty contents and rinse. You don’t need to remove labels.
  • Place uncapped and empty plastic bottles in your recycling cart along with your other recyclables.

Items Accepted:

  • Soda, milk, juice and water bottles
  • Cooking oil, syrup and ketchup bottles
  • Jars with necks
  • Liquid detergent bottles
  • Window cleaner bottles
  • Bathroom and kitchen cleaner bottles
  • Shampoo and conditioner bottles
  • Mouthwash bottles and lotion bottles
  • Empty and dried SQUARE paint containers
  • Laundry detergent, fabric softener and bleach bottles
  • Antifreeze bottles

Items Not Accepted:

  • Bags, film, wraps or toys
  • Medical supplies & Pharmaceuticals (call Recycle Hotline 920-448-4400)
  • Large plastic items
  • Pesticide and herbicide bottles (see household hazardous waste)
  • Motor oil containers (empty and dry, place in trash)
  • ROUND paint containers (empty and dry, place in trash)
  • Solvent, adhesive containers
  • TUBS such as yogurt, butter and cool whip
  • Pails, such as ice cream
  • Flower pots and garden plastics
  • Food storage and microwave containers  

GLASS

  • Lids and caps must be removed.
  • Metal lids should be recycled, plastic placed in garbage.
  • There is no need to remove labels.
  • Bottles and jars must be rinsed.

Items Accepted:

  • Clear, brown, or green bottles and jars
  • Soda, beer, juice, and other glass food containers
  • Blue, green, rose, and yellow tinted glass

Items Not Accepted:

  • Drinking glasses, crystal
  • Clay flower pots
  • Window glass
  • Opaque / milk glass
  • Light bulbs
  • Ceramic cups, plates and bottles
  • China ware
  • Plate glass, auto windshield
  • Laboratory glass
  • Oven ware

ALUMINUM & STEEL

  • Empty Metal Cans Only
  • Rinse cans out.
  • There is no need to remove paper labels.
  • Remove plastic caps from aerosol cans.

Items Accepted:

  • All aluminum cans
  • Aluminum bottles
  • Steel or bi-metal cans
  • Metal lids and bottle tops
  • Aerosol cans
  • Steel EMPTY paint cans

Items Not Accepted:

  • Pots and pans
  • Sheet metal
  • Small appliances
  • Pesticide aerosols
  • Car parts
  • Nails and screws

 

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE

Household hazardous waste includes solvents, pesticides, and any flammable, corrosive, reactive or toxic substance. This means products with a “WARNING,” “CAUTION,” OR “DANGER” label.

Read labels carefully and follow directions. Use the entire product and keep it in its original container. If you are unable to use the product please bring it to the Brown County Household Hazardous Waste Facility located at 2561 South Broadway. Hours of operation are Thursday’s noon to 6:PM and Saturday from 8:AM to 2:PM.

Items Accepted:

  • Oil based and latex paint
  • Solvents
  • Pesticides
  • Antifreeze
  • Aerosols
  • Cleaners and degreasers
  • Computers and electronics
  • Mercury containing items
  • Batteries

Items Not Accepted:

  • Tires
  • Infectious and biological waste
  • Radioactive material
  • Explosives and ammunition

Questions?? – Call the Recycling Hotline at 920-448-4400 option 3

 

SHARPS / NEEDLE COLLECTION

For proper sharps / needle disposal in the Village of Wrightstown please take to Bellin Health Family Medical Center at 555 Quality Court, just off Broadway Street in the Industrial Park.

All needles, syringes and lancets must be properly packaged.

Accepted Packages Are:

  • Red plastic sharps container
  • Plastic laundry container with a “Bio hazard” or “Sharps” sticker (free at 448-6400 or at participating pharmacies)
  • Containers must be sealed and placed in a plastic bag when delivered to a Sharps Collection Station, such as Bellin Health in Wrightstown.

Important Notes:

  • Do not use plastic milk jugs, soda bottles, or any unlisted container
  • Do not place any other types of medical waste into the container
  • Do not discard sharps or medical waste into the household garbage or recycling
  • Do not reuse or recycle your sharps
  • Do not separate needles from the syringe.
  • Program free to all Brown County Residents

For more information please call the Brown County Health Department at 920-448-6400.

 

BULK & OVERFLOW WASTE

Bulk and overflow waste is considered to be anything that is too large for the 95 gallon automated container, or anything that causes your container to be too full and not allowing your lid to close properly.

Bulk and overflow waste can be brought to the Wastewater Treatment Plant located at 101 Washington Street.

Items can also be brought to the Brown County Solid Waste Transfer Station at 3734 West Mason Street in Oneida, or to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility located at 2561 Broadway Street in Ashwaubenon.

  

ELECTRONICS DISPOSAL

Please bring all of your unwanted electronics to the Wastewater Treatment Plant at 101 Washington Street for proper disposal.

Items Accepted:

  • Televisions, CRT Computer Monitors, DVD players, CD players, Radio’s, Stereo Equipment, Microwaves, etc…
  • Please call for current rates.