YES! Recycling not only reduces the amount of natural resources we consume, but also reduces pollution, creates jobs, and saves energy. Recycling products such as plastic bottles can save as much as 75% more energy than creating plastic bottles from raw materials, and upwards of 95% energy savings for recycling aluminum products. Additionally, for every job created at a landfill, there are ten jobs created in recycling processing, and twenty five jobs created in recycling-based manufacturing. All of these factors add up to make recycling a must for residents.
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Community Recycling in Calumet County
Wisconsin’s recycling law bans certain materials from being thrown away in landfills or incinerators, including: newspapers, cardboard, magazines, paper, aluminum containers, steel containers, glass bottles and jars, a variety of plastic containers, steel cans, and tires. Most of these items can be disposed of in your residential curbside recycling container.
Other items that must be recycled are vehicle batteries, household appliances, motor oil and filters, electronics and yard wastes like grass clippings and leaves. Visit our page,"What should I do with?" for additional resources on some of these items.
Most of these local municipalities contract with Advanced Disposal for collection. Pick up and service questions -- such as broken recycling or garbage containers -- should be directed to your local municipality, or to Advanced Disposal at 920-458-6030.
Additional questions should be directed to the Sheboygan Advanced Disposal location.