Toolbox Talks: Recycling in Brown County

By C.A. Lawton | May 26, 2021
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Toolbox Talks are an effective method of communication for employees at the C.A. Lawton Co.  Each week, a handout is designed and posted by our compliance coordinator, Katherine Jungwirth.  This handout is specifically created to freshen everyone’s memory and remind them of specific safety precautions.

This Toolbox Talk highlights the recycling plan and requirements in Brown County. It categories and sorts the items that can and cannot be recycled. This list includes the status of items such as plastic, paper, metal, and glass.

Acceptable Material for Recycling

Plastic No need to check for a number. We accept all plastic bottles, tubs, and containers.  Examples include:

  • Household bottles, jars & jugs​
  • Dairy containers & lids
  • Produce, bakery & deli containers & lids

* Rinse, empty, and replace caps & lids

Paper – Newspapers & inserts

·        Cardboard & paperboard (food boxes)

·        Milk, juice & soup cartons

·        Office & school paper

·        Junk mail & catalogs

·        Phonebooks, books (including hardcover) & magazines

Metal – Aluminum bottles & cans

·         Steel & tin cans

·         Empty aerosol cans (no pesticide containing aerosols though)

Glass – Food and beverage bottles & jars

​DO NOT recycle these materials:

·         Plastic bags or wrap

·         Shredded paper

·         Motor oil bottles

·         Styrofoam

·         Tissue paper

·         Window glass and drinking glasses

·           Scrap metal

·           Aluminum pans or foil

·           Propane tanks

·           Empty paint cans

·           Paper towels

·           Receipts

​Brown County recycles various items. Remember, if you aren’t sure if something is recyclable, contact Brown County at (920) 492-4950 or check out the 2020 Tri-County Recycling Guide.