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FREE Workshops in Waukesha County Teach Eco-Friendly Methods

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Environmental, Program, Seasonal | Comments Off

Waukesha, WI – Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use – Land Resources staff are offering free public workshops in May. Clean Water, Healthy Lawn Workshop: This workshop will cover lawn care and watering, as well as how to incorporate features like rain barrels and rain gardens into your landscape. Practices covered in this workshop are not only friendly to our local lakes and rivers, but to our pets and children as well. The Value of Rain Gardens and Rain Barrels: Rain barrels have been used for many generations. Discover...

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“Litter Selfie” from Green Bay

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Environmental, Program, Recycling | Comments Off

Rachel Manek and her daughters spent a part of their Earth Day cleaning up a portion of the Fox River Trail in Green Bay. In just 15 minutes, in the wind and snow, they collected about a half bag of garbage and a quarter bag of recyclables. They found a lot of snack and candy wrappers, beer cans, soda bottles and even an old jump rope we plan to clean up and donate. They plan to go back out again when the weather is a little...

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1000 Mattresses Saved From La Crosse Landfill and Recycled

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in Disposal, Program, Recycling | Comments Off

La Crosse, WI (WXOW) – Since October 2014, 7 Rivers Recycling, Hilltopper Refuse and Recycling Service, and D&M Recycling have recycled 1000 mattresses and box springs, which saved them from entering the La Crosse County Landfill. Previously, over 7,500 mattresses every year ended up in the La Crosse Landfill. According to the Mattress Recycling Council, each mattress takes up about 40 cubic feet of space in a landfill, and they aren’t compatible. Yet, over 90% of a mattress is made up of recyclable material. Gabriel Nugent is...

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Recycling Grand Slam – Mallards Are Committed to a Green Ball Park

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Recycling | Comments Off

When the Madison Mallards gave the Duck Pond at Warner Park a major overhaul for the 2011 season, I noticed during my first post-renovation outing to the ballpark that the row of original seats from Milwaukee County Stadium had been removed from behind home plate. Sacrilege, I thought. Those coveted seats were replaced by turn-of-the-century-style ones taken out of Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles, during renovations to that ballpark. (Old Wrigley Field seats, by the way, are located in the TDS Triple Play Club, down the left field...

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Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin announces “Recycle The Litter” Earth Day Campaign

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in Environmental, Feature, Program, Recycling, Seasonal | Comments Off

Stevens Point, WI (April 17, 2015) – The Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin (AROW) invites individuals and groups around the state to help us in celebrating Earth Day 2015 by participating in our “Recycle The Litter” campaign. Earth Day, celebrated on April 22nd, is a worldwide celebration with groups and individuals doing their part in support of environmental protection. Every spring the cycle is the same. The snow melts, the weather warms up and people head outside. On their bikes, out for walks, hitting the trails and parks;...

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Earth Day Reminder: Know Before You Throw Brown County Resource Recovery encourages residents to be responsible

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Environmental, Program, Recycling, Seasonal | Comments Off

(Brown County, WI) Earth Day is April 22 and Brown County Resource Recovery is asking residents to “know before they throw.” “Basically, we are asking people to consider alternatives and investigate whether an item can be recycled or repurposed instead of throwing it in the trash,” said Mark Walter, business development manager for Resource Recovery. “Earth Day is a great reminder of how far we have come with recycling options while providing an opportunity to educate our community about the resources available.” So what are those...

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Carton Council Receives Inaugural “Trashies” Award From Sustainable Packaging Coalition and Smithers Pira

Posted by on Apr 14, 2015 in Recycling | Comments Off

DENTON, Texas—The Carton Council of North America has been honored with the Trashies award from the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) and Smithers Pira under the Partnership category. The Trashies are new industry awards that are part of the annual SUSTPACK conference, and were created to recognize the story and people behind sustainable packaging. “We are honored to receive this Trashies award. This validates the success of our comprehensive and collaborative approach to drive carton recycling in the U.S.,” said Derric Brown, vice...

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4.5 Million Students Recycle and Compost 80.1 Million Pounds in 2015 RecycleMania Tournament

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Program, Recycling | Comments Off

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 13, 2015) – For the second year in a row, a small university in Seattle, Wash., was crowned Grand Champion of RecycleMania, a waste reduction and recycling competition among colleges and universities across 49 U.S. states and Canada. At Antioch University Seattle, just 4 percent of the “waste” generated on campus ended up in the trash, with the other 96 percent being composted or recycled. The 394 schools participating enrolled 4.5 million students, with the American contingent representing nearly one in five U.S....

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Dunn County’s April Recycling Tidbits

Posted by on Apr 10, 2015 in Disposal, Recycling, Seasonal | Comments Off

Check out the recent Recycling Tidbits from Dunn County on Spring Cleaning.  Whether you are from Dunn County or not this newsletter gives some great tips on what to think about as spring cleaning fever is upon us… Dunn County – April 2015 Recycling Tidbits

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The weird reason why people recycle flat but not crumpled up paper

Posted by on Apr 10, 2015 in Disposal, Recycling | Comments Off

We have a problem, people: Even though we’re supposed to put the right stuff in the blue bin, a lot of recyclable material nevertheless winds up crammed into landfills. One of the most noteworthy of these is paper: While 64.6 percent of paper and paperboard got recycled in 2012, that still left 24.26 million tons of the stuff discarded, according to the EPA. Clearly, this is in part because some people still don’t recycle. But our failure to recycle, suggests a new study, is also driven by a cognitive processes that lead us to...

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