Once the recycling trucks leave your neighborhoods, they come to the Tri-County Recycling Facility. The Tri-County Recycling Facility is operated by the Outagamie County Department of Solid Waste and is the result of the partnership between Brown, Outagamie, and Winnebago Counties, commonly referred to as the BOW. In 2007, BOW signed an agreement to develop a single-stream recycling facility for operation over 15 years.
The state-of-the-art Tri-County Recycling Facility was completed in 2009 and is one of the largest publicly-owned, publicly-operated, single stream recycling facilities in the United States. The facility currently serves over 65 communities and more than 200,000 households, which accounts for nearly 10% of the state's population. The facility is capable of processing up to 80,000 tons per year, so expanding the service area is always under consideration.
The Tri-County Recycling Facility is where the recyclables are:
Separated from one another by hand and by high-tech sorting equipment.
Compressed into storage bales for easy shipping.
Marketed and sold to companies to be re-manufactured into a wide array of new products.
The Tri-County Recycling Facility is a centerpiece of Wisconsin's recycling industry, creating jobs, protecting the environment, conserving resources and encouraging all to: "RECYCLE MORE ... LANDFILL LESS"