News

Consumers Overwhelmingly Believe Recycling Is Important

Posted by on Apr 6, 2016 in Disposal, Program, Recycling | Comments Off on Consumers Overwhelmingly Believe Recycling Is Important

DENTON, Texas—Good news! Americans still believe recycling is important and positively impacts the environment. These were the findings of a national survey that included nearly 2,500 U.S. adults, conducted for the Carton Council of North America. It showed that 90 percent of respondents believe recycling is important and people should do what they can to try and recycle. To break it down further, more than 6 in 10 (61 percent) believe people should make recycling a priority. Twenty-nine percent believe people should do what they can to try...

read more

Free Workshops Teach Eco-Friendly Methods

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in Program, Seasonal | Comments Off on Free Workshops Teach Eco-Friendly Methods

(WAUKESHA, WI) – Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use – Land Resources staff are offering free public workshops and presentations in April.   Organic Lawn Care Presentation: Find out the latest approaches and steps to a green & healthy lawn through organic practices that feed the soil and create the best growing medium for the biggest crop in America: the lawn.   Green Cleaning Workshop:  We strive to keep our homes & workplaces healthy by using chemicals that are toxic.  Is there another way?  Find out...

read more

Special One-Day Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event in Waukesha County

Posted by on Mar 28, 2016 in Disposal, Environmental, Program, Recycling | Comments Off on Special One-Day Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event in Waukesha County

(WAUKESHA, WI) – The Village of Hartland will be hosting a special one-day collection of electronics and appliances open to any Waukesha County resident on Saturday, April 9th from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The collection will take place at 701 Progress 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 chemical flame...

read more

Reduce Public Health Risks by Proper Disposal of Household Medical Sharps

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in Disposal, Environmental, Hazardous | Comments Off on Reduce Public Health Risks by Proper Disposal of Household Medical Sharps

(WAUKESHA, WI) – Waukesha County would like to remind residents that improperly disposing of medical sharps poses a public health risk along with the potential to injure collection and recycling facility workers.  To reduce public health risks, Wisconsin medical waste rules require safe management and disposal. It is illegal to put sharps in the refuse (trash) or with recyclables and there are several options for safe disposal:   Contact your pharmacy, doctor, clinic or local hospital; many health care facilities accept sharps but are...

read more

Special One-Day Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event

Posted by on Mar 8, 2016 in Environmental, Program, Recycling | Comments Off on Special One-Day Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event

(WAUKESHA, WI) – The City of New Berlin will be hosting a special one-day collection of electronics and appliances open to any Waukesha County resident on Saturday, March 12th from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The collection will take place at 16550 W. National Avenue. 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 chemical...

read more

Waukesha County Recycling & Water Resources in the Community

Posted by on Mar 8, 2016 in Composting, Environmental, Program, Seasonal | Comments Off on Waukesha County Recycling & Water Resources in the Community

(WAUKESHA, WI) – The Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use recycling and water resources programs will be at two community festivals in March.  Staff will be at the 11th annual Lake Country Community Fest on Saturday, March 12th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and again at the Oconomowoc Community Recreation Fair on Saturday, March 19th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Expert staff will be available to answer questions about recycling, home composting, rain gardens, and rain barrels as well as give out informational flyers and brochures. ...

read more

Waste Management and AROW Continue to Build Wisconsin’s Recycling Resource

Posted by on Mar 4, 2016 in Environmental, Feature, Program, Recycling | Comments Off on Waste Management and AROW Continue to Build Wisconsin’s Recycling Resource

Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin (AROW) is celebrating its 25th year and we are pleased and proud to announce that Waste Management of Wisconsin has again pledged its financial support for AROW’s Recycle More Wisconsin (RMW) program. Their sustaining sponsorship comes at a time when AROW is transforming and enhancing RMW’s educational website, making it the state’s go-to website for all things recycling and waste reduction. Waste Management’s support for RMW follows with their Think Green® commitment to make our communities safer and...

read more

Survey Finds Consumers Look To Brands and Companies When it Comes To Recycling

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 in Disposal, Program, Recycling | Comments Off on Survey Finds Consumers Look To Brands and Companies When it Comes To Recycling

DENTON, Texas—As environmental issues grow in importance, consumers increasingly look to companies and brands to do their part. In a national survey conducted for the Carton Council of North America by Research+Data Insights, 91 percent of consumers say they expect food and beverage brands to actively help increase the recycling of their packages. The survey, which included nearly 2,500 U.S. adults, shows a 5 percent increase when compared to 2013 research that asked the same question. Additionally, the research revealed environmental issues...

read more

Recycling and Waste Reduction Efforts throughout Wisconsin Honored

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 in Program, Recycling | Comments Off on Recycling and Waste Reduction Efforts throughout Wisconsin Honored

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin (AROW), proudly held their annual awards ceremony at the 2016 Wisconsin Integrated Resource Management Conference (www.wirmc.org).  The ceremony, held on February 25th in Oconomowoc, recognized individuals and groups for outstanding work in the field of recycling and waste reduction.  This year AROW presented four awards: One to an individual recognized for her excellence in recycling education whose dedication and enthusiasm has encouraged and enhanced recycling...

read more

Celebrate National Battery Day with Call2Recycle

Posted by on Feb 10, 2016 in Disposal, Environmental, Program, Recycling | Comments Off on Celebrate National Battery Day with Call2Recycle

February 18th is National Battery Day and Call2Recycle is launching a campaign to draw awareness to the importance of consumer battery recycling. Throughout the month of February, consumers can enter to win prizes just by posting a picture of themselves recycling their used household batteries at an eligible collection site. Call2Recycle will give away $250 gift cards to eight lucky battery recyclers in the United States. For more information on battery recycling and how to participate visit Call2Recyle’s...

read more