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Christmas and New Year’s Holiday Closings at Waukesha County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Sites

Posted by on Dec 15, 2015 in Disposal, Recycling, Seasonal | Comments Off on Christmas and New Year’s Holiday Closings at Waukesha County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Sites

(WAUKESHA, WI) – All Waukesha County Household Hazardous Waste Collection sites will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day.   Menomonee Falls Site                                   Closed: Wednesday December 23, Saturday December 26, Veolia Environmental Services                                     Wednesday December 30, and Saturday January 2 W124 N9451 Boundary Road                                      The sites in...

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Waukesha County Receives Recycling Excellence Awards

Posted by on Dec 9, 2015 in Environmental, Program, Recycling | Comments Off on Waukesha County Receives Recycling Excellence Awards

(WAUKESHA, WI) – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recognized Waukesha County for superior performance as the recycling program exceeded DNR expectations and provided a higher standard of service to residents.  The Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use Recycling Program was awarded both the 2015 Recycling Excellence Award for Innovation and the 2015 Recycling Excellence Award Honorable Mention for Projects and Initiatives.   “We are honored to be recognized for the hard work of our dedicated county staff...

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Eco-Friendly Holiday Tips

Posted by on Dec 7, 2015 in Disposal, Environmental, Feature, Program, Recycling, Seasonal | Comments Off on Eco-Friendly Holiday Tips

Thank you to our friends at EE in Wisconsin for this great compilation of waste reduction holiday tips… According to Use Less Stuff, “Americans throw away 25% more trash during the Thanksgiving to New Year’s holiday period than any other time of year. This extra waste amounts to 25 million tons of garbage.” Check out these tips for trimming your holiday wasteline. Simplify the Holidays — The Center for a New American Dream offers practical tips for having a holiday with more joy and less stuff. The Nature Conservancy...

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Curbside Composting Comes to the Chippewa Valley

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in Composting, Disposal, Environmental, Program | Comments Off on Curbside Composting Comes to the Chippewa Valley

Earthbound Environmental Solutions, LLC, a woman owned business, is pleased to announce the successful execution of its curbside organics recycling program in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. The program features a unique offering of services including; curbside organics and yard waste recycling, traditional recycling, and refuse collection. Already, Earthbound is being recognized as an innovator in the industry; offering dynamic services and implementing new technologies and solutions to meet the needs of an ever changing community. The...

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Recycling News from the WI DNR

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in Recycling | Comments Off on Recycling News from the WI DNR

The DNR recently announced the winners of the Wisconsin Recycling Excellence Awards. This program recognizes communities and organizations for their outstanding achievements in four categories. For more information on the awards program and the 2015 recipients please visit the Department’s website:Recycling Excellence Awards Wisconsin recycled more than 830,000 tons in 2014, an increase of almost 35,000 tons or 4% over the previous year. This includes items banned from Wisconsin’s landfills and incinerators such as paper and...

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Green Up Your Thanksgiving

Posted by on Nov 24, 2015 in Disposal, Environmental, Feature, Seasonal | Comments Off on Green Up Your Thanksgiving

The holidays are meant to bring out the best in us. Throughout the season, we celebrate love, give thanks, create cheer and whip up joy. Amid the merry making, with the average American spending $730 on food, gifts, and other holiday items, we’re also generating a ton of trash. Starting with Thanksgiving alone, the volume of waste in the United States generally goes up by 25 percent. At Thanksgiving in particular, households experience three times more food waste than other times of the year. The good news is going green doesn’t require a...

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Senate PUBLIC HEARING Committee on Natural Resources and Energy including SB340

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in Recycling | Comments Off on Senate PUBLIC HEARING Committee on Natural Resources and Energy including SB340

The committee will hold a public hearing on the following items at the time specified below: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 / 10:00 AM / 330 Southwest Senate Bill 243 Relating to: approval, reporting, and fee requirements for certain wells. By Senators Lasee and Olsen; cosponsored by Representatives A. Ott, Ballweg, Bernier, E. Brooks, Edming, Kremer, Krug, T. Larson, Loudenbeck, Mursau, Ripp and Thiesfeldt. Senate Bill 315 Relating to: an exemption from civil liability related to the placement of certain structures in navigable waters and...

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REMEMBER CARTONS THIS AMERICA RECYCLES DAY – Nearly 56 percent of U.S. households can recycle food and beverage cartons

Posted by on Nov 16, 2015 in Disposal, Program, Recycling | Comments Off on REMEMBER CARTONS THIS AMERICA RECYCLES DAY – Nearly 56 percent of U.S. households can recycle food and beverage cartons

DENTON, Texas—In honor of America Recycles Day on November 15, the Carton Council of North America is pleased to announce that more than 65.2 million U.S. households can recycle food and beverage cartons in residential recycling programs. Since the start of 2015, more than 3 million American households have had cartons added to their local recycling programs making recycling more convenient and successful in diverting from local landfills. This success represents a rate of more than 10 thousand households added each day. “Cartons are...

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Communities Join Waukesha County Recycling Program; Save Tax Dollars

Posted by on Nov 9, 2015 in Disposal, Program, Recycling | Comments Off on Communities Join Waukesha County Recycling Program; Save Tax Dollars

(WAUKESHA, WI) – The Town of Vernon and City of Muskego will join the Waukesha County recycling program beginning January 1, 2016, a move that could potentially recover program costs and save tax dollars.  These potential savings are derived from annual dividend payments to recycling partners based on recyclable material revenue and state grant funding.   “Since 1991, the recycling program partnership has proven to be an excellent model of cooperation among local units of government that strengthens relationships and improves...

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TEMPORARY CLOSINGS AT WAUKESHA COUNTY HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION SITES

Posted by on Nov 5, 2015 in Disposal, Hazardous, Program, Recycling, Seasonal | Comments Off on TEMPORARY CLOSINGS AT WAUKESHA COUNTY HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION SITES

(WAUKESHA, WI) – To effectively manage program costs, several Waukesha County Household Hazardous Waste Collection sites will be closed from November 28, 2015 through January 2016.  The closed sites include:   Waukesha Site: City Incinerator Building, 900 Sentry Drive Muskego Site: Jensen Environmental Services, W144 S6347 College Court Franklin Site: Veolia Environmental Services, 10518 South 124th Street   To provide Waukesha County residents an option for safe disposal during this period, the Menomonee Falls Household...

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