Waukesha County

UPCOMING EVENTS
Dec
12

Opiate Overdose Prevention Narcan Administration

Hope Center - Waukesha
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Dec
19

Preventing Drug and Opiate Overdose Training

Lake Area Club: N60W35878 Lake Dr, Oconomowoc, WI 53066
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Jan
8

Chronic Pain Self - Management

Jefferson Area Senior Center859 Collins Road, Jefferson, WI 53549
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Jan
9

Coffee,Tea & Talks - Fit to a "T"

Waukesha County Health and Human Services: room 114
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Jan
11

Healthy Living with Diabetes

Eagle Community Park & Recreation: Community Room, 820 East Main Street, Eagle, WI 53119
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UPCOMING MEETINGS
Dec
13

Airport Commission

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Airport Commission

Where: Waukesha County Airport, Airport Conference Room, 2525 Aviation Dr., Waukesha WI

When: 12/13/2017 8:00 AM

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Dec
13

Finance Committee

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Finance Committee

Where: Waukesha County Administration Center - Room 130, 515 W. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha WI

When: 12/13/2017 8:15 AM

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Dec
13

Local Emergency Planning Committee

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Local Emergency Planning Committee

Where: Waukesha County Emergency Operations Center, 1621 Woodburn Rd., Waukesha WI 53188

When: 12/13/2017 1:30 PM

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Dec
13

Community Development Block Grant Board

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Community Development Block Grant Board

Where: Waukesha County Administration Center - Room 355/359, 515 W. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha WI

When: 12/13/2017 3:00 PM

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Dec
13

Board of Adjustment

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Board of Adjustment

Where: Waukesha County Building

When: 12/13/2017 6:30 PM

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IN THE NEWS

All Waukesha County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection sites will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day. With the exception of the Menomo...

Holiday Closings at Waukesha County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Sites


All Waukesha County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection sites will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day.  With the exception of the Menomonee Falls site, all sites will continue to be closed for the remainder of the year and reopen in February 2018.

HHW Site

Closures

Franklin Site

Veolia Environmental Services

10518 South 124th Street

Closed: December and January

 

Menomonee Falls Site

Veolia Environmental Services

W124 N9451 Boundary Road

Closed: Saturday, December 23

              Monday, December 25

              Saturday, December 30

              Monday, January 1

Muskego Site

Jensen Environmental Management

W144 S6347 College Court   

Closed: December and January

Waukesha Site

900 Sentry Drive

Closed: December and January

 Proof of residency is required at all locations at all times. For more information, including a detailed list of acceptable household hazardous waste materials and hours of operation, visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/hazardouswaste, call 262-896-8300 or download the free Waukesha County Recycles mobile app in Google Play and Apple App Stores.  Like Waukesha County Recycles on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!


December is International Sharps Injury Prevention Awareness Month


December is International Sharps Injury Prevention Awareness month and 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.

 “We want to make sure residents understand that improper disposal of medical sharps puts curbside collection and recycling facility workers at risk. Much of this work is done by hand, creating a hazardous situation for people who are providing a service to us all,” stated Rebecca Mattano, Recycling & Solid Waste Supervisor for Waukesha County.

 

Safe Sharps Disposal Options

  • Contact your pharmacy, doctor, clinic or local hospital; many health care facilities accept sharps but are not legally required to register, therefore, may not appear on the list of registered sharps collection stations.
  • Take sharps to a registered collection station. To find a site in Waukesha County go to www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling and click on Product Disposal under Information, then go to the Medical drop-down.
  • Use a "mail-back" sharps program, which can be found by searching the internet. The company should provide containers and packaging which meet U.S. postal regulations.

 

More Information About Sharps Disposal

For more information, disposal publications and other locations for safe disposal of medical sharps in Wisconsin visit the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/HealthWaste/HouseholdSharps.html


Friday, November 17, Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow signed the 2018 Waukesha County Budget. It passed unanimously by the County Board of Superv...

Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow Signs 2018 Budget


Friday, November 17, Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow signed the 2018 Waukesha County Budget. It passed unanimously by the County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. The budget cuts the County tax rate for the fourth consecutive year, while falling $200,000 under the state revenue cap and investing in public safety and economic development.

 “This budget is in line with what our residents want – low taxes and a safe place to live and work,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “Through collaboration with the Waukesha County Board, County Board staff, department heads and elected officials, this budget delivers, while maintaining high quality services to everyone who lives and works here.”

Under the 2018 Waukesha County Budget, the 5-year annual tax levy change will be 0.9%. The tax rate would also drop from $1.99 to $1.95 per thousand dollars of home value.

The 2018 Waukesha County Budget funds public safety priorities, including a focus on fighting the opiate crisis. The budget gives the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department the biggest dollar increase in seven years. It also dedicates funds to the Department of Health and Human Services that will be leveraged with multiple federal grants to help execute Waukesha County’s multi-tiered opiate overdose prevention and treatment work plan.

The budget continues to support the Waukesha County Center for Growth, an economic development partnership between the County, the City of Waukesha, the Waukesha County Business Alliance, and the University of Wisconsin Small Business Development Center.

About the 2018 Waukesha County Budget

The 2018 Waukesha County Budget will be online at www.waukeshacounty.gov/Budget.

For updates about County programs and events, follow Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow on Facebook as CountyExecutivePaulFarrow and on Twitter as @PaulFarrowWI


All Waukesha County Household Hazardous Waste Collection sites will be closed on Saturday, November 25 in observance of Thanksgiving and all sites, wi...

Thanksgiving and Other Closings at Waukesha County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Sites


All Waukesha County Household Hazardous Waste Collection sites will be closed on Saturday, November 25 in observance of Thanksgiving and all sites, with the exception of the Menomonee Falls site, will be closed the remainder of the year and reopen in February 2018.

Franklin Site                                                                  Closed: Saturday, November 25 and December and January

Veolia Environmental Services                                                  

10518 South 124th Street

Menomonee Falls Site                                                Closed: Saturday, November 25

Veolia Environmental Services

W124 N9451 Boundary Road

Muskego Site                                                                 Closed: December and January

Jensen Environmental Management

W144 S6347 College Court         

Waukesha Site                                                              Closed: Saturday, November 25 and December and January

900 Sentry Drive                                                                                        

Proof of residency is required at all locations at all times. For more information, including a detailed list of acceptable household hazardous waste materials and hours of operation, visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/hazardouswaste, call 262-896-8300 or download the free Waukesha County Recycles mobile app in Google Play and Apple App Stores.  Like Waukesha County Recycles on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!


The City of Pewaukee will be hosting a special one-day collection of household electronics and appliances open to any Waukesha County resident on Satu...

Pewaukee Special One-Day Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event


The City of Pewaukee will be hosting a special one-day collection of household electronics and appliances open to any Waukesha County resident on Saturday, November 11 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The collection will take place at WCTC, 800 Main 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 chemical flame retardants that need to be disposed of properly.  This collection assists residents to comply with State law and provide options for responsible recycling of used, household electronics and appliances.

Items that will be collected at the event for a cash only fee include television sets ($25 each) and Cathode Ray Tube computer monitors ($10 each).  No broken or de-manufactured television or computer units will be accepted.  These additional items will be collected at no fee: computers, other computer monitors, printers, keyboards, laptops, scanners, DVD players, VCRs, stereos, cell phones, telephones, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, refrigerators, microwaves, watercoolers, freezers, water heaters, washer/dryers, stoves, oven/ranges, dishwashers.

These collection events are for household electronics and appliances only.  Businesses are required by Wisconsin law to recycle and there are several options to contract for these services listed on our website.

The City of Oconomowoc will host the next collection event on Saturday, December 9 at 630 South Worthington Street from 9:00 a.m. to noon.  For a list of upcoming events, business recycling options and locations to recycle broken or de-manufactured units, visit our website waukeshacounty.gov/recycling or call 262-896-8300.