Outagamie County became the RU (responsible unit of government) in 1990 when Wisconsin passed a law that "banned" certain items from going into landfills. As the RU the county provides the following recycling services:
Provides curbside recycling collection from the 66,000 households within the County, including all of Appleton and New London. The curbside collection proram is for all residents living in a single family home, duplex, triplex or four-plex. By law, property owners or landlords of larger multi-family dwellings must provide recycling programs for their tenants. The county contracts with one private hauler for this service.
Process all recyclables at Tri-County Recycling Facility.
Provides education and outreach to all residents and business about the responsibilities to the recycling program and about general waste reduction.
The Outagamie County recycling program is a leading example in Wisconsin's recycling industry, with a focus on creating jobs, protecting the environment, conserving resources and encouraging all to: “Recycle More... Landfill Less"