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Waukesha County Residents Asked To Keep Propane Cylinders Out Of Recycling Containers

As grilling season gets underway with the return of nice weather, Waukesha County reminds residents to 'Recycle Right’. Residents should not place propane cylinders, plastic bags, scrap metal, or other potentially hazardous items into their curbside recycling container.

“Improper disposal of non-recyclable materials in their curbside containers can be dangerous. These items not only cause costly damage to the equipment, but also puts collection and recycling facility workers at serious risk,” said Rebecca Mattano, Recycling & Solid Waste Supervisor for Waukesha County. “Much of this work is done by hand, creating a hazardous situation for people who are providing service to us all.”

Resident are encouraged to learn more about Waukesha County Recycling:

  • Acceptable Curbside Recycling Guide:

  • Waukesha County Recycles Mobile App: The free app provides detailed information on what is recyclable curbside as well as what and how to recycle or safely dispose of other items in the community, where to take them, along with navigation to the selected location. Available for download on the App Store and Google Play Store

For more information, visit our web site at, call 262-896-8300 or follow @WaukCoRecycles on Twitter or like Waukesha County Recycles on Facebook.

About the Department of Parks & Land Use

The Waukesha County Department of Parks & Land Use, working through a combination of collaboration, education and regulation is dedicated to fostering economic development, sound land use, and the protection, enhancement and enjoyment of the County’s natural resources and health of its citizens.

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