Did you know Winnebago County's recycling facility is located right here in Oshkosh?! With Earth Day on the way on Saturday, April 22nd and having a recycling facility right in our backyard, we wanted to share some recycling tips! Check out a few ways you can do your part to help keep our city clean and happy!

We chatted with Jessica Hanson at Winnebago County Solid Waste and she shared a great resource with us that teaches the ins and outs of recycling! Check out a few examples below!

What to recycle:

  • Household bottles, jars and jugs
  • Dairy containers and lids
  • Produce, bakery and deli containers
  • Aluminum bottles and cans
  • Steel and tin cans
  • Cardboard and paperboard
  • Newspapers and inserts
  • Office and school paper
  • Envelopes, junk mail and catalogs
  • Books and magazines
  • Food and beverage bottles and jars

What NOT to recycle:

  • Plastic bags, wraps and film
  • Motor bottles
  • Styrofoam
  • Aluminum pans and foil
  • Aerosol cans
  • Empty paint cans
  • Shredded paper
  • Tissue paper
  • Pet food bags
  • Mirrors
  • Window glass
  • Ceramic and china
  • Drinking glassware


Another recycling tip: always make sure to rinse out your food containers that are being recycled to ensure you aren’t “wish-cycling”. This will save a lot of time and resources and when in doubt, visit their Waste Wizard website tool to check in on all of the ways to recycle!

Check out https://recyclemoretricounty.org/ for more recycling information.

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