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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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FREE Programs to Learn about Water Resources

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in Environmental, Program | Comments Off on FREE Programs to Learn about Water Resources

Waukesha, WI – Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use – Land Conservation staff are offering free public programs in February. Thursday, February 11:  Understanding Your Water Resources will be held at the New Berlin Public Library from   6-7 p.m.  Find out where your water comes from as well as where it goes.  Learn the difference between storm sewers and sanitary sewer.  Understand the geology of the area that contributes to the problems in the deep aquifer.  Discover the impacts that you have on your watershed...

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AROW Supports Sen. Mark Milller & Efforts to Improve Wisconsin’s E-Cycle Law (SB621)

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in Disposal, Environmental, Feature, Program, Recycling | Comments Off on AROW Supports Sen. Mark Milller & Efforts to Improve Wisconsin’s E-Cycle Law (SB621)

Stevens Point, WI (February 1, 2016) – Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin (AROW) stands in strong support of Senator Mark Miller’s (D-Monona) efforts to improve Wisconsin’s successful E-Cycle law, reflecting experience gained in the past six years of implementation. In 2009, the Wisconsin Legislature passed a comprehensive Electronics Recycling Law (E-Cycle Law) to keep electronics out of our landfills and to require electronics manufacturers to establish electronics recycling targets. The law has resulted in nearly 200 million pounds of...

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Special One-Day Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Disposal, Environmental, Hazardous, Recycling | Comments Off on Special One-Day Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event

(WAUKESHA, WI) – The City of Oconomowoc will be hosting a special one-day collection of electronics and appliances open to any Waukesha County resident on Saturday, February 13th from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The collection will take place at 630 South Worthington Street. 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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Basketball? Colleges Nationwide Fight for a Different Type of Championship as 2016 RecycleMania Competition Nears

Posted by on Jan 28, 2016 in Environmental, Program, Recycling | Comments Off on Basketball? Colleges Nationwide Fight for a Different Type of Championship as 2016 RecycleMania Competition Nears

16th Annual Competition Builds Impact with new Electronics, Most Improved Categories STAMFORD, Conn. (Jan. 28, 2016) – RecycleMania, the premier collegiate recycling competition managed by Keep America Beautiful, is back in action as college campuses build school spirit while competing to see who will claim the championship in the fight to reduce, reuse, recycle and compost the most on campus. On Sunday, Feb. 7, the 2016 RecycleMania competition will begin and run for eight weeks alongside the collegiate basketball season. To date, over 300...

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Carton Recycling Access Reaches New Heights – Fifty-Seven Percent of U.S. Households Can Now Recycle Their Food and Beverage Cartons

Posted by on Jan 26, 2016 in Disposal, Feature, Program, Recycling | Comments Off on Carton Recycling Access Reaches New Heights – Fifty-Seven Percent of U.S. Households Can Now Recycle Their Food and Beverage Cartons

DENTON, Texas—The Carton Council of North America is proud to announce that carton recycling made great progress in 2015, with 57 percent of U.S. households now reporting access to carton recycling. Thanks to collaborative industry efforts and support from communities nationwide, 67.1 million households across 48 states can now recycle their food and beverage cartons through curbside and drop-off programs.   Since the Carton Council was formed in 2009, efforts have been focused on building the infrastructure for aseptic and gable-top...

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Holiday Celebrations Can Increase Waste — and Recycling

Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 in Disposal, Feature, Program, Recycling, Seasonal | Comments Off on Holiday Celebrations Can Increase Waste — and Recycling

Holiday celebrations are nearly over but you may still be managing holiday waste and gearing up for other events around bowl games or any other large events throughout the year.  Thank  you to Ann Elise Henzl’s WUWM Milwaukee public radio story on waste and recycling around the holidays… At this time of year, many of us exchange gifts or entertain more than usual. The byproduct can be waste, which ends up in landfills. There are many opportunities to generate waste this season. Items you order online may come entombed in packaging....

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