*** 2021 Spring clean up will be held during the week of April 26th, please see flyer for details. ***
Solid waste and recycling questions are handled by the Land Conservation/Zoning Department. Recycling is extremely important for many reasons. Recycling and composting are good for our economy, providing hundreds of community-based jobs and reusing valuable materials that would otherwise go to waste. Reducing our waste through recycling and composting is also good for our environment, reducing waste, cutting air pollution and saving energy.
Menominee County is fortunate in receiving grant dollars to facilitate the recycling program; if people do not participate in the program, Menominee County and the Menominee Tribe will lose grant dollars, causing potential tax increases. It is imperative that we all conform to recycling. As each individual does their share, together as a community we can proudly progress toward a clean and sustainable environment.
Harters Disposal handles all curbside pick-up within Menominee. Here is a link to their website.
Large 95 gallon recycling containers on wheels were delivered in August 2014 to all parcels with residential structures. Camping lots will not have these delivered, but owners may purchase carts from Harter's through the County. Please contact the Land Conservation Department for more information on the new recycling carts and to obtain trash or recycling containers. Recycling pick up will be every week on the same day as your regular trash pickup. Recycling in the State of Wisconsin is mandatory. Click this link for a flyer that explains the new curbside pickup procedures.
If you need a garbage cart (95 gallon container on wheels), you can call Menominee County Land Conservation Department to request one at 715-799-3001. Only one garbage cart and one recycling cart per residence are allowed.
There have been questions about the combining of trash and recyclable materials in the Harter's trucks. Yes, many times there is only one truck that comes through for both trash and recycling, but the truck has an internal separation. See this flyer for information on how the trucks work to keep the trash and recyclable materials separated properly.
Single Stream Recycling is defined as SIMPLE SEPARATION between trash and recyclables. If a material is glass, metal, plastic, or paper; it qualifies as a recyclable and can be co-mingled when separated from trash by using the newly provided cart on wheels. Remove all caps from recyclables and discard them in trash. Clean paper and cardboard can be mixed with the glass and other recyclable materials. PLEASE DO NOT mix in: light bulbs, toys, dishes, plastic wrap, yard waste, Styrofoam, or oil waste with recyclables. Please ensure your materials are out by 5 a.m. on the designated day for your area.
The Wisconsin DNR has a mulititude of good information on recycling, E-cycle, and composting. Please visit this link to obtain more information on these topics.
Many electronics can no longer be put in the trash in Wisconsin and must be reused, recycled or managed as hazardous waste. Wisconsin instituted a program called E-cycle in 2009 based on WI Act 50, which bans electronics such as TVs, computers and cell phones from Wisconsin landfills and incinerators. To learn more about E-cycle, click here.
Recyclemorewisconsin.org has excellent additional information on recycling.
Do you need to recycle a car, boat, motorcycle, etc.? Wheels For Wishes may be a great resource for anyone that has a vehicle to part with by recycling it through Make-A-Wish Wisconsin. For more information click here.
Solid Waste and Recycling Ordinance
To view the Town of Menominee Solid Waste and Recycling Ordinance (#62), click here. The Town of Menominee Board of Supervisors approved an updated version on July 21, 2016.
Ordinance Action Notification Right
Any citizen has the right to be notified of any pending Ordinance actions (changes) that could affect the allowable use of their property. Please see this letter that explains the process on how to get on the notification list.