Recycling is mandatory in the City of Green Bay. If you do not have a recycling cart please call 920-448-3535.
For information on acceptable recycling materials, visit Brown County’s Recycling Program.
When a full day holiday (New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas) falls on a regular workday (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday), garbage and recycling collection will be delayed by one (1) day for any days remaining in that week.
For example, if the full holiday falls on Monday, Monday’s collection will occur on Tuesday. If the holiday falls on Tuesday, Monday’s collection will follow the normal schedule, but Tuesday will be collected on Wednesday, and so forth as the holiday falls on the days during the week.
Full day holidays falling on a Saturday do not affect the normal schedule in any way. Full day holidays falling on a Sunday would make every day’s collection that week one day later – in other words, Monday’s collection would move to Tuesday, Tuesday’s collection would move to Wednesday, Wednesday’s collection would move to Thursday, Thursday’s collection would move to Friday, and Friday’s collection would moved to Saturday.
When a half-day holiday (Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, Good Friday) falls on a regular workday, garbage and recycling collection will remain on the normal schedule for those days.
What is E-Cycle Wisconsin? In October 2009, Governor Jim Doyle signed Wisconsin Act 50 into law. The purpose of this law is to create a program for the collection and proper recycling of certain electronic devices. The law also prohibits certain electronics from being disposed in landfills or incinerators.
Why do we need to recycle electronics in Wisconsin? Electronics, including computers, computer peripherals, televisions, cell phones, printers and other electronics contain many known harmful materials such as lead, mercury, chromium and many others. When improperly disposed, these hazardous materials can leach into the surrounding environment and affect both human health as well as the surrounding ecosystem. Improper disposal may also expose waste management workers to additional risk. Also, proper recycling of electronics ensures the reuse of as many materials as possible. This reduces the environmental impact of consumer electronics as well as lowers the economic costs for the manufacturer.
Details about the law After 1 September 2010, all Wisconsin residents must abide by the Wisconsin Electronics Recycling Law. Wisconsin residents are prohibited from disposing of specified electronics in landfills or incinerators. While a fee may still be imposed by collectors or recyclers for the recycling of the electronic device, this law was designed to make recycling easier and more convenient statewide. A full list of manufacturers already signed onto the program as well as electronic devices covered under this law is available at the WDNR website at http://dnr.wi.gov/
The following will be banned from collection starting August 30, 2010:
- Computers (desktop and laptop, including netbooks and tablet computers
- Desktop printers (including those that scan, fax and/or copy)
- Computer monitors
- DVD players, VCRs and DVRs
- Fax Machines
- Mice and keyboards
- Other computer accessories including hard drives, speakers, flash drives and modems
- Cell phones
Many retailers in Wisconsin already collect electronics for proper disposal. In the Green Bay/Brown County area a variety of options already exists. In Green Bay, the Brown County Household Hazardous Waste Facility, as well as Best Buy in Ashwaubenon, Milwaukee PC, Paragon Green LLC and Lamp Recyclers, Inc. accepts electronics for recycling. As a note, some of these collectors may charge a fee for some or all of the types of electronics accepted under this program.
This prohibition is imposed on any person, business or entity in Wisconsin. This is a statewide ban no matter the origination of the devices households, schools, businesses, governments and institutions included.
More information in regards to E-Cycle Wisconsin visit: http://dnr.wi.gov/