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Brown County’s Refuse Transfer Station drop-off is now safer and easier

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in Disposal, Program, Recycling | Comments Off on Brown County’s Refuse Transfer Station drop-off is now safer and easier

(Green Bay, WI) For residents dropping off refuse at Brown County’s Refuse Transfer Station, they’ll find the task is now much easier, thanks to a new ramp and lowered refuse bins. The simple upgrade also drastically improves safety, as residents no longer have to unload small volumes of refuse in the same space as waste collection trucks.  Another safety measure in place is a requirement for anyone unloading to wear a safety vest or high visibility shirt while staying within 6’ of their vehicle. Use of cell phones on the premises is...

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Landscape Plastics Recycling Collection Event at Johnson’s Nursery

Posted by on Sep 9, 2016 in Disposal, Environmental, Recycling | Comments Off on Landscape Plastics Recycling Collection Event at Johnson’s Nursery

(WAUKESHA, WI) – Residents and businesses are invited to drop off used plastic growing pots, plant trays, and plant containers free of charge as part of an annual landscape plastics recycling collection event. The event, hosted by Johnson’s Nursery Inc., takes place at their headquarters (W180 N6275 Marcy Road, Menomonee Falls) on Saturday, September 17 from 8 a.m. until noon.   Plastic plant containers must be free of plant debris, tags, and metals and will be sorted on site by plastic type.  New pots will be made from the...

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Recycling Facility Open For Doors Open Milwaukee – Free Tours of the City of Milwaukee/Waukesha County Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in Disposal, Recycling | Comments Off on Recycling Facility Open For Doors Open Milwaukee – Free Tours of the City of Milwaukee/Waukesha County Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)

(WAUKESHA, WI) – The public is invited to tour the City of Milwaukee/Waukesha County Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) as a part of Doors Open Milwaukee. The annual event invites the public to explore Milwaukee’s art, architecture, culture and history, and is a great opportunity for the community to tour their MRF, located at 1401 W. Mt. Vernon Ave., Milwaukee. The free, guided tours will take place on Saturday, September 17 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Those who tour the MRF will have an opportunity to see how their recyclable materials get a...

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Help Protect Recycling and Collection Workers – Residents Asked to Properly Dispose of Dangerous Materials, Avoid Fires

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in Disposal, Environmental, Hazardous, Program, Recycling | Comments Off on Help Protect Recycling and Collection Workers – Residents Asked to Properly Dispose of Dangerous Materials, Avoid Fires

(WAUKESHA, WI) – Waukesha County officials are asking residents to protect the safety of collection and facility workers by properly disposing of dangerous, hazardous and flammable materials. This year, several fires have erupted at the Waukesha County/City of Milwaukee Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) due to improper disposal of propane tanks and flammable residues in curbside recycling containers. “Residents must understand that improper disposal of dangerous and non-recyclable materials not only causes costly damage to the equipment,...

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The Waste Not: Brown County Port & Resource Recovery Department Newsletter

Posted by on Aug 15, 2016 in Disposal, Environmental, Program, Recycling | Comments Off on The Waste Not: Brown County Port & Resource Recovery Department Newsletter

This Summer 2016 issue covers Safety, Recycling Hours, Wood Waste Recycling, Electronic Ticketing, What Happens to…Paint?, Customer Appreciation Days, Safety Tips – Poison Prevention Tips. CLICK HERE for the newsletter.

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Special One-Day Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in Disposal, Program, Recycling | Comments Off on Special One-Day Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event

(WAUKESHA, WI) – The City of Brookfield will be hosting a special one-day collection of household electronics and appliances open to any Waukesha County resident on Saturday, July 9 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The collection will take place at 19700 Riverview Drive. State law bans electronics and appliances from landfills and incinerators due to the valuable materials that can be recycled and reused, including precious metals like gold and copper.  Many devices also contain hazardous materials such as lead, mercury, cadmium, chromium and...

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Wood Waste Is a Resource to Be Recovered – Residents can now recycle wood waste with Brown County Resource Recovery

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in Disposal, Program, Recycling | Comments Off on Wood Waste Is a Resource to Be Recovered – Residents can now recycle wood waste with Brown County Resource Recovery

(Green Bay, WI) Brown County Port & Resource Recovery Department has begun accepting clean wood waste for recycling, making it possible for residents to clear out their basements, garages and yards without adding to the landfill. Clean wood waste can be brought to the Brown County Waste Transfer Station, 3734 W. Mason Street in Hobart. After getting weighed, the wood will be transported to a local wood waste recycling company in Suamico that will grind it for use as boiler fuel. “We’re excited to be adding another opportunity for the...

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Retzer Remodel to Incorporate Recycling Education and Interactive Exhibits

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in Program, Recycling | Comments Off on Retzer Remodel to Incorporate Recycling Education and Interactive Exhibits

(WAUKESHA, WI) – A new capital project is underway to remodel the existing Retzer Environmental Learning Center to incorporate classroom and exhibit space for recycling and resource conservation education.  In addition to more interactive public exhibits, there will be many recycling and water programs offered for schools, scouts, public groups and adults that can be paired with existing Retzer Nature Center programs.   This project will integrate Departmental environmental education programming to include recycling, waste reduction,...

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Restoring Recycling Grants Proves Beneficial for Wisconsin Residents

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in Disposal, Feature, Program, Recycling | Comments Off on Restoring Recycling Grants Proves Beneficial for Wisconsin Residents

When the Department of Natural Resource’s 2016 Recycling Grant Award Program was defunded by $4 million dollars, Senator Robert Cowles (R-Green Bay) and Representative Paul Tittl (R-Manitowoc) responded by announcing legislation to partially remedy the reduced funding. This bill, which was signed into law by Governor Walker on April 26th, restored $3 of the $4 million defunded by a provision in the 2015-2017 budget. With the reinstated money in the program, local units of government have been receiving their grant awards over the past 2...

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Special One-Day Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in Disposal, Environmental, Program, Recycling | Comments Off on Special One-Day Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event

(WAUKESHA, WI) – The City of Pewaukee will be hosting a special one-day collection of household electronics and appliances open to any Waukesha County resident on Saturday, June 11th from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The collection will take place in the Waukesha County Technical College parking lot at 800 Main Street in Pewaukee. State law bans electronics and appliances from landfills and incinerators due to the valuable materials that can be recycled and reused, including precious metals like gold and copper.  Many devices also contain hazardous...

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