Waste Reduction Links

Updated: 9/25/2012 08:53:07 AM

Here are some sites that you can visit to obtain more information on recycling, hazardous waste, waste reduction and reuse. The county does not endorse any product or service, but is providing suggested links for your information.

No More Phone Books:
If you no longer want to receive a phone book, visit http://www.yellowpagesoptout.com/ .

Freecycle:
The goal of the Freecycle network is to reduce waste by providing an alternative to sending unneeded, but still usable items to the landfill. The network connects individuals looking to get rid of items with individuals or charities that could benefit from these goods. Freecycle is the place to find a home for your unwanted (but still usable!) furniture, clothing, building materials, computers, and all those other things that clutter our basements and garages. The only rule is that all items must be free, legal, and appropriate for all ages.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/waukeshacountyfreecycle

Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin (AROW):
AROW is a nonprofit, educational coalition dedicated to protecting the environment and preserving natural resources through waste reduction, reuse, recycling and composting. AROW strives to bring together Business, Government, and Trade Associations.
www.arow-online.org

Recycle More Wisconsin:
Recycle More's mission is to reduce the amount of waste generated by residents and businesses throughout southeast Wisconsin through a regionally coordinated waste reduction education campaign.  www.recyclemorewisconsin.org/   

Business Materials Exchange of Wisconsin:
A material listing service designed as a clearinghouse to match manufacturers and other businesses that need materials with companies that have reusable, surplus or by-product materials available.
www.bmex.org

WasteCap Wisconsin:
Providing waste reduction and recycling assistance through demonstration, education and networking for the benefit of businesses and the environment
www.wastecapwi.org

Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center:
The Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center's (SHWEC) mission is to enhance Wisconsin's environment and economy by providing quality education, information and technical assistance to promote the sustainable use of natural resources.
http://www1.uwex.edu/ces/shwec/

Wisconsin Environmental Initiative:
WEI is a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization that facilitates dialogue and collaboration among diverse stakeholders on environmental issues with a goal of producing outcomes that benefit Wisconsin’s environment, economy and quality of life.
www.wi-ei.org

Envirolink:
A non-profit organization which has been providing access to thousands of online environmental resources since 1991.
http://www.envirolink.org/

The Web directory:
a well-organized index with links to thousands ofenvironmentally related sites. Covers everything from agroforestry tozoology.
www.webdirectory.com

Business for Social Responsibility:
an organization of companies dedicatedto commercial success through respect for the environment.
www.bsr.org

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources:
website for the DNR's wastemanagement program.
www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/aw/wm/index.htm

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources-Recycling Markets Directory:
The WRMD lists hundreds of businesses that buy or accept recyclablematerials
http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/aw/wm/markets/

Environmental Protection Agency:
Solid waste web site for kids, gamesand educational tools for teaching kids about waste management.
http://www.epa.gov/students/

Environmental Protection Agency:
Home page for the office of Solid Waste at the EPA.
http://www.epa.gov/osw/

Wisconsin Green Building Alliance:
The Wisconsin Green Building Alliance's(WGBA) mission is to facilitate and promote the development and use ofecologically sustainable materials and practices within Wisconsin's Builtenvironment.
www.wgba.org

Wisconsin Focus on Energy:
Wisconsin Focus on Energy is an innovativeprogram designed to help you bring energy savings to your home, businessand community.
www.wifocusonenergy.com

Earth Day Network:
An alliance of 5,000 groups in 184 countries working to promote a healthy environment and a peaceful, just, sustainable world.
http://www.earthday.net/  

Green Tips:

Green Sustainable Buildings
Stop Junk Mail
Waste Reduction Links
Pay as you Throw