Waste & Composting
…see Public Work's information posted on the City of Appleton website
Household hazardous wastes in Outagamie and Winnebago counties
Outagamie County offers Clean Sweep days at various locations. Materials accepted in the Clean Sweep program include computers, fluorescent lightbulbs, solvents, pesticides, herbicides, rodent baits, lead- and oil-based paints, household and vehicle batteries, gasoline, waste oil and antifreeze.
The Winnebago County solid waste facility accepts household hazardous wastes by appointment from Match through October. For information, call 920-232-1856.
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Appleton contracts with Outagamie County for recycling services. If you have questions about your curbside recycling collection, contact Inland Services at 759-0501. Questions can also be directed to Outagamie County's recycling hotline at 1-800-501-1616.
Outagamie County: 800-501-1616
Winnebago County: 920-232-1850, or 920-727-2896 if you are in Neenah.
- Appleton Aluminum Recycling, 300 N. Kensington Drive, Appleton, 920-733-6999, recycles nonmagnetic metals, and aluminum. All nonmagnetic metals are purchased.
- Paper Valley Recycling Center, 1420 Earl St., Menasha, 920-729-5005, accepts aluminum cans and all types of paper.
- BEE J Enterprises Inc. 4845 Greenville Drive. The phone numbers are 920-733-2140 or 888-582-4952. The company purchases aluminum cans, copper, stainless steel, radiators, lead, brass and scrap aluminum.
- Goldin Iron & Metal Recycling, 300 Farmland Drive, Kaukauna, 920-766-4201, accepts aluminum cans, brass, scrap iron, radiators, copper, aluminum, stainless steel, and batteries.
- Napuck Salvage & Supply Inc., 680 Tullar Road, Neenah, 920-722-2854 accepts aluminum cans, aluminum scrap, copper, brasses, stainless steel and scrap iron.
- Outagamie Co-op Services, 3011 W. Wisconsin Ave., Appleton, 920-739-8411, has an aluminum can recycling center.
- at Kaukauna’s 1000 Islands Nature Center, 920-766-4733, individuals can drop off aluminum cans, and anything else that is aluminum. Proceeds from the sale of the cans are used to purchase birdseed.
Recycling Motor Oil
The policy for used motor oil in Outagamie and Winnebago counties:
To recycle used motor oil, use a clean pan that has not been used for paint, cleaning solvents, antifreeze or anything else besides motor oil. Pour used oil in a leak proof container. Do not mix or blend with anything else. Take oil to collection site and then replace the lid on the used container for the next time you change your oil.
Outagamie County maintains five drop-off sites. Two of them are the Appleton Yard Waste sites at 801 S. Whitman Avenue, north of Valley Transit, and 2625 E. Glendale Ave, adjacent to the Municipal Services Building. The other locations are at the Seymour City Garage, 440 Municipal Drive; the Greenville Municipal Building, W6895 Parkview Drive; and the Outagamie County Solid Waste Facility, 1419 Holland Road, Little Chute.
Winnebago County has four drop-off sites: the Winnebago County Landfill, 100 W. County Road Y, Oshkosh; the Oshkosh Drop Off Site, 639 Witzel Ave., Oshkosh; Neenah Old City Garage, 333 W. Cecil St.; and the Menasha City Garage, 455 Baldwin St.
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- *Recyclables are not accepted at Yard Waste drop-off sites.
- Yard waste, grass clippings and waste oil (10-gallon limit) can be taken to either of two drop-off sites: at 801 S. Whitman Avenue, north of Valley Transit, or at 2625 E. Glendale Ave, adjacent to the Municipal Services Building.*
- Dates for Yard Waste curbsite pickup will be publicized in the City Guide, available online at www.appleton.org. The City of Appleton's Public Works Department also has information posted online.
Composting to top
Want to start composting? Outagamie County offers backyard compost bins for a fee (last confirmed price was $45), which includes tax and a 'cookbook' to get you started. (Learn more at the Outagamie County website)
You can reserve your compost bin by calling 920-832-5277 and choose option 2 and then 4. Bins can be picked up Mon-Fri: 7a-3:30p; Sat 7a-11a.
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