The Manitowoc County Recycling Center is offering free wood mulch at the Basswood and Woodland compost site. This offer is due to a reduced demand for biomass fuel in the region and will continue until further notice. The normal charge for this material is $8 per cubic yard. The wood mulch is made from shredded brush brought in by residents. Many people use this wood mulch for a ground cover around plantings and flower beds or as a fill layer under more expensive specialty mulches.


  • You may load your own for free at either the Basswood or Woodland Compost Site.
  • Loading is available Monday to Fridays from 7:30am to 3:30pm at the Basswood Site only. There is a small loading fee of $2.00 per load for residents. Stop at the Main Office first.
  • Deliveries are available for $30.50 per 6 cubic yard load within Manitowoc County.
  • Businesses and farms that need large amounts should contact the Recycling Center at 683-4333 for details.
    For questions or more information contact the Manitowoc County Recycling Center at 683-4333 or visit

    Location and Hours

    Basswood Compost Site
    3000 Basswood Drive Manitowoc, WI
    Monday – Friday: 7am to 4pm Saturday: 8am to Noon

    Woodland Drive Compost Site 4191 Woodland Drive
    Two Rivers, WI
    Monday – Friday: 10am to 6pm Saturday: 8am to 4pm