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Business & Residential Recycling

A recycling tipping fee of $80 per ton, with a $5 minimum of up to 140 pounds, will be assessed to anyone who recycles at the Portage County Recycling Facility. Payment may be made by cash, check, credit card (Visa, Master Card, Discover), or through a previously authorized charge account.

Currently, cardboard is free of charge. Fees are subject to change based on the current market price (either up or down but not above $80/ton).

All loads must be secured, using a cover or straps, or completely enclosed within your vehicle or trailer during delivery. Unsecured loads may be refused or subject to a $10 surcharge.

Have solid waste to dispose of? See the Transfer Facility Page for current fees.


  • Wear appropriate footwear, please no sandals or open-toed shoes. Broken glass and nails may be present on the Material Recovery Facility floor and surrounding pavement.
  • Solid Waste Department staff does not unload vehicles, please be prepared to unload your materials.
  • No one under the age of 16 is allowed outside of vehicles in the Material Recovery Facility.
  • No pets are allowed, and all pets must remain in vehicles at all times while on Portage County Solid Waste Department property, including all parking lots.

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