Garbage And Recycling


Mandatory recycling in the State of Wisconsin has been in effect since January 1, 1995. As a result, the Town of Mishicot and the Town of Two Creeks have joined their efforts to operate a Transfer Station in order that the residents of the Town of Mishicot and the Town of Two Creeks can properly dispose of their trash and recyclables. All costs for running the facility are carried by you as a town taxpayer as part of the general town tax levy. There are no other charges for you to bring your trash and recyclables to the site. Please see the following pages regarding what is recyclable and the proper sorting of your recyclables. Please bring your garbage to the site in trash bags if at all possible.

NOTE: Town residents may at their expense contract with private haulers for curbside pickup.

When mandatory recycling is in effect and trash costs more to get rid of, some people will be tempted to throw such objects into our ditches. If you see someone throw such items out of their vehicle, get the license number and report it. We need everyone to dispose of their garbage and recyclables properly. We want our town to be kept clean, and we will not tolerate cleaning up someone else’s garbage at our other town residents’ expense! Usually there is something in a bag of garbage that can lead us to its owner.


The following items are recyclable and may not be put in garbage dumpsters or landfills. The residents of the towns of Mishicot and Two Creeks have a garbage dumpster and recycling deposit bins available to them at the Town of Mishicot/Town of Two Creeks Transfer Site which is located at 4312 County Road V east of the village of Mishicot and Tannery Road. The site is open 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every other Saturday. See our town calendar on this website for the dates.

  1. Aluminum containers
  2. Corrugated cardboard and other paper boxes (soda boxes, etc., - all must have brown interior. Not accepted are foreign cardboard which has a yellow or green tint, or cardboards with gray or white interior). Cardboard shall be dry, flattened, empty, and free of food debris and other contaminating material. Cardboard and paper should be bundled or bagged. Paper grocery bags work well.
  3. Magazines, catalogs, books and other material printed on similar paper.
  4. Newspaper and other materials printed on newsprint. Office paper, envelopes, junk mail.
  5. Glass containers – Glass containers shall be empty, rinsed clean, and free of caps and lids. The glass shall be sorted into three colors – green, brown (amber) and clear (flint). Not accepted are window glass, ceramics, light bulbs, and similar material.
  6. Plastics – At this time you may bring three types of plastic:
    1. #2 clear bottles (milk jugs, juice bottles, etc.)
    2. #2 colored bottles (most detergent bottles)
    3. #1 soda bottles (green, clear, brown)


      The above is a recycling triangle. All recyclable plastic bottles have a #1 or a #2 in the triangle. The items listed above must all be some sort of a bottle only. Tubs, pails, and all other forms of plastic are not accepted. Plastic containers shall be empty, rinsed, and free of caps, and shall exclude all containers that were used to hold chemicals, including motor oil.

  7. Cartons - Cartons include shelf stable and refrigerated containers for wine, milk, juice, cream, soy milk, soup, and egg substitutes. Drop off cartons with the plastic bottles. They should be emptied and flattened.
  8. Tin cans – Tin cans must be rinsed clean. Flattened cans will take up less space. All aerosol cans and cans that were used to hold toxic or hazardous substances will not be accepted.

ADDITIONAL NOTE: The transfer station does have a bin for scrap iron.


The following items also may not be put in the transfer station garbage dumpsters:

  1. Lead acid (vehicle) batteries
  2. Major appliances (air conditioners, washers, dryers, dishwashers, freezers, microwaves, refrigerators, stoves)
  3. Electronics
  4. Waste oil
  5. Tires or rims
  6. Yard waste (leaves, grass clippings, sticks, brush, roots, shrubs)
  7. Demolition Materials
  8. Furniture, box springs, mattresses, unless broken down
  9. Other materials such as deceased animals, toxic wastes, hazardous wastes, paints, etc.

Options for non-recyclable materials:

Many of the non-recyclable items above such as the major appliances and batteries can be taken to Salvage Battery and Lead in Mishicot.

Manitowoc County holds an annual tire day and an annual Clean Sweep in the spring to help you dispose of hazardous materials, light bulbs, and batteries. Manitowoc County also accepts computers and electronics (for a nominal fee). Watch your local paper for these dates. See also the Manitowoc County Recycling Newsletter for news and information regarding these special event dates.

Manitowoc County also operates two compost centers to handle your yard waste. They are located on Basswood Road and on Woodland Drive. You can also purchase compost, compost bins, and woodchips. They will even deliver a 5-yard load for a fee.

You may reach the Manitowoc County Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) at 920-683-4333 for more information about Clean Sweep, tire day, or compost site hours. There is also a handy Manitowoc County Recycling website containing information on these events as well. You can find it at:

If you have any further questions pertaining to recycling, please contact a town board member.