Brown County recycling offers a “Better Bin”

The app tells you what can and can't be recycled and answers other questions
Published: Oct. 3, 2022 at 5:47 PM CDT
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Recycling in Brown, Outagamie and Winnebago counties is becoming much easier thanks to a how-to guide in the palm of your hand.

Brown County Resource Recovery has partnered on a new smartphone app called “Betterbin.” It takes all the guesswork out of how and where to recycle items. All you need to do is scan the barcode on a product and the work is done. It will even give you instructions, like “Tops or caps can remain on the bottle. Do not throw loose caps or tops in your recycle cart” and “The exterior paperboard box should be flattened and tossed in your recycle bin. The inner bag, wrappers or pouches holding the food should be tossed in the trash.”

It’s very easy, very handy, and very green. And, it was made in Wisconsin.

Mark Walter, business development manager for Brown County Resource Recovery, tells us more about the app -- including what questions it can’t answer as well as what it can.

Betterbin for Android:

Betterbin for iOS: