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Every American, Business and Community Can Play a Role in Increasing Rate of Recycling

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Environmental, Recycling | Comments Off

WASHINGTON – In advance of America Recycles Day, on November 15, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calls on communities, businesses, and individuals to leave the next generation a cleaner, safer and more stable world. The simple act of recycling reduces our country’s energy consumption, decreases our greenhouse gas emissions, and conserves our natural resources. This year, on America Recycles Day, we celebrate all who do their part to build a more prosperous and sustainable future by raising the national recycling rate...

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Recycling Just Got Easier. Find Out How at the Community Open House!

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in Disposal, Program, Recycling | Comments Off

Waukesha, WI – The public is invited to a Community Open House at the Waukesha County Materials Recycling Facility, 220 S. Prairie Avenue, on Saturday, November 15 from 9 a.m. – Noon. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the facility and learn about how the new single sort system will make recycling easier for residents in Waukesha County. In addition to the tour, attendees can meet and greet with the recycling mascot, Recycle Raccoon, enter to win prizes and enjoy music provided by 99.1 WMYX. This annual event celebrates America...

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Fantastic Recycling at Madison Childrens Museum!

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in Environmental, Program, Recycling | Comments Off

Our most recent submission of fantastic away from home recycling systems is the Madison Children’s Museum. They have an amazing waste disposal system. In addition to recycling, they divert organics for composting and their bins have a great list of what goes where with examples of the actual materials hanging on the wall above the bins. Fantastic job, Madison Children’s Museum!  

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Hudson High School Promotes Recycling at Football Games This Season

Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 in Disposal, Environmental, Program, Recycling | Comments Off

Great efforts towards waste reduction are happening in the Hudson School District. The St. Croix County Recycling program teamed up with the Hudson School District R3 committee, led by Houlton Elementary School principal Ann Mitchell, to provide recycling bins at each of Hudson High School’s 7 home football games this season. Recycling bins were placed next to most of the trash bins located throughout the stadium. After each game, R3 volunteers helped clean up in the stands and grounds and we estimate that at least 95% of all the cans and...

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Shout Out to Kwik Trip!

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014 in Environmental, Program, Recycling | Comments Off

Today, we kick off our search for stellar recycling offerings by Wisconsin businesses and organizations with a shout out to Kwik Trip stores across the state. Read more about their approach to sustainability and recycling here. And don’t forget to send us photos of places offering away from home recycling opportunities for customers and visitors all this month to celebrate America Recycles Day (Nov. 15). For more information on this campaign click...

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Local Governments Receive Awards for Recycling Excellence

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Program, Recycling | Comments Off

MADISON – The Department of Natural Resources is recognizing 20 local governments for their superior recycling efforts in 2013. The DNR’s Recycling Excellence Award program publicly acknowledges communities with outstanding recycling performance while highlighting the many ways communities of all sizes are able to increase the effectiveness of local recycling programs. This is the awards program’s second year. “These awards reflect the high level of community interest in recycling here in Wisconsin. We’re really...

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On the Hunt for the Best of the Best Away From Home Recyclers in Wisconsin: The Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin Seeking Photo Submissions

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Feature, Program, Recycling | Comments Off

Stevens Point, WI (October 31, 2014) – It is fall in Wisconsin. The leaves are changing, the daylight is getting shorter, Halloween is here and the holidays are right around the corner. Before you jump right in to Thanksgiving Day planning, the Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin (AROW) wants to make sure you don’t miss out on another great November celebration – America Recycles Day. America Recycles Day, a program of Keep America Beautiful, is a nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United...

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City’s Organics Pilot Program Will Continue

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Disposal, Program, Recycling | Comments Off

MADISON, Wis. – A pilot program geared toward recycling organic material in Madison will move forward after city officials approved funding for a new piece of equipment.The Madison Streets Division has been given the funding to purchase a screen that will be used to remove non-compostable plastics from material being collected in the organics pilot program, according to a release. “We are extremely grateful for the support of the common council and the mayor in approving the funds we need to purchase a screen,” Madison recycling...

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Landscape Plastics Recycling Collection Event at Johnson’s Nursery in Menomonee Falls

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 in Disposal, Environmental, Recycling, Seasonal | Comments Off

Waukesha, WI – Johnson’s Nursery, Inc. headquartered at W180 N6275 Marcy Road, in Menomonee Falls, will be holding the semi-annual landscape plastics recycling collection event on Saturday, October 18 from 8 a.m. until noon. This recycling event is a cooperative effort between Johnson’s Nursery, Inc. and the Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use that allows residents and businesses to drop off used plastic growing pots, plant trays, and plant containers free of charge for recycling. These plastic plant containers must...

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Learn About Landfills

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Disposal, Environmental | Comments Off

Amanda Haffele, Dunn County Recycling Specialist, put together a very nice series of articles in her recent “Recycling Tidbits” that informs us about landfills and garbage.  There are so many myths and misinformation out there about landfills that it is good to keep yourself informed and knowledgeable. We all produce garbage. Every day.  So it is each of our responsibilities to understand where that garbage goes, how it is handled, and where it ends up.  Just because you throw it away doesn’t mean it goes away, it just...

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