Type of Jurisdictions Involved

County

Specific Jurisdictions Involved

  • Outagamie County,
  • Winnebago County,
  • Brown County

County

  • Brown
  • Outagamie
  • Winnebago

Region

Northeastern

Type of Agreement

Purchase contract agreement

Implementation and Incubation

  • Took an estimated 3.5 years to complete the project
  • Counties provide specialized recycling services, while rotating the responsibility for landfills
  • Each county maintains budget and operation control over their own facilities

Factors Involved

  • Intense competition from private vendors
  • Fiscal pressures
  • Part of ongoing positive relations among counties
  • Emphasized commonality among existing programs

Benefits

  • Save money
  • Increase efficiency

Results

  • Reduce overall number of facilities being used at any given time
  • Reduced costs Significant annual cost savings
  • Tipping fees for residents now 1/2 of the statewide average

Contact

Dean Haen, Director

Solid Waste Department

(920)492-4950

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