Waukesha County

UPCOMING EVENTS
Sep
29

Justice Jog

Fowler Lake Park Oconomowoc, WI
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Oct
3

Coffee with a Cop

The Crossings Restaurant, N20W22951 Watertown Road, Waukesha
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Oct
12

Howl-O-Ween

Retzer Nature Center
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Oct
13

Trunk or Treat

Waukesha County Courthouse
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Nov
3

Science Fest

Retzer Nature Center
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UPCOMING MEETINGS
Sep
25

Human Resources Committee

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Human Resources Committee

Where: Waukesha County Courthouse, 515 West Moreland Blvd. Room 130, Waukesha, WI

When: 09/25/2018 6:30 PM

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Sep
25

County Board

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County Board

Where: Waukesha County Courthouse 515 West Moreland Road - Room 350 - Waukesha WI

When: 09/25/2018 7:00 PM

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Sep
25

Proposed Ordinances and Resolutions

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Proposed Ordinances and Resolutions

Where: Waukesha County Courthouse - Room 350, 515 W. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha WI

When: 09/25/2018 7:00 PM

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Sep
26

Criminal Justice Collaborating Council

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Criminal Justice Collaborating Council

Where: Waukesha County Administration Building, Rm. A255 Waukesha County Courthouse, 515 West Moreland Blvd. Waukesha, WI

When: 09/26/2018 8:30 AM

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Sep
26

Local Emergency Planning Committee

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Local Emergency Planning Committee

Where: Menomonee Falls Police Department  W156 N8480 Pilgrim Road, Menomonee Falls, WI  53051

When: 09/26/2018 1:30 PM

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IN THE NEWS

There have been several reports of a jury service scam in Waukesha County. Residents should be aware that the Waukesha County Jury Program WILL NEVER...

Jury Service Scam Alert


There have been several reports of a jury service scam in Waukesha County.
Residents should be aware that the Waukesha County Jury Program WILL NEVER call and demand that you provide your personal financial information, credit card information, or purchase of gift cards in order to avoid immediate arrest for failure to appear for jury service.
 
If you receive a suspicious phone call or email demanding payment of a fine for failing to appear for jury service, please contact the Waukesha County Clerk of Court's Office at 262-548-7504 and your local law enforcement agency.

The public is invited to tour the City of Milwaukee/Waukesha County Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) as a part of the annual Doors Open Milwaukee eve...

Recycling Facility Open for 'Doors Open Milwaukee


The public is invited to tour the City of Milwaukee/Waukesha County Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) as a part of the annual Doors Open Milwaukee event. This free behind-the-scenes guided tour will take place on Saturday, September 22 at the MRF, located at 1401 W. Mt. Vernon Ave., Milwaukee.

Attendees will have an opportunity to see how their recyclable materials get a second life, as they arrive from curbside containers. With the completion of a retrofit in 2015, recycling processing is completed by workers and state-of-the-art machinery in a single stream facility. Visitors can drop in from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to learn about what materials can be recycled, see the products made from recyclables, and learn how our actions matter.

Limited tickets are still available for the free in-depth 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. tours. New this year, a special in-depth tour will also be available in Spanish at 12 p.m. Tickets will be available online starting Wednesday, September 5 at 9 a.m. at www.doorsopenmilwaukee.org on a first come, first served basis. The equipment will not be operating, but visitors are required to wear thick soled, closed-toe shoes to tour.

About the MRF

The Materials Recovery Facility began operating a single sort in March of 2015 which is now sorting and processing recyclables from approximately 300,000 households served by single sort recycling programs in the 27 participating Waukesha County communities and the City of Milwaukee. The MRF is designed to process 35 tons of recyclables per hour, or 60,000 tons of recyclables per year.

Waukesha County Recycles

For more information about recycling in Waukesha County, visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling, 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!


Apple Harvest Festival Returns to Retzer Nature Center September 22


The Friends of Retzer Nature Center’s Annual Apple Harvest Festival returns for its 32nd year of celebrating Waukesha County’s apple-growing heritage on Saturday, September 22 at Retzer Nature Center. The event is offering an apple market, arts and crafts vendors, a beer garden, live music, and many family-friendly activities from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Retzer Nature Center is located at S14W28167 Madison Street, Waukesha.

“This festival is a great opportunity for residents to welcome fall with fun activities, food, drink, and homemade apple desserts,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “The horse-drawn wagon rides and scarecrow displays are always popular with visiting families.”

 

The Heirloom Apple Market will have 38 apple varieties and fresh apple cider. Visitors can also purchase apple pies, apple crisp, and caramel apples. The family-friendly Delafield Brewhaus Beer Garden will be serving food and beverages, including ‘Retzer Apple Ale’ beer and apple cider ice cream floats. Live folk music from Apple Jam will entertain all ages from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

In addition to the apple items, visitors can shop over 30 arts and crafts vendors and bid on items at the Friends of Retzer Nature Center’s Silent Auction. Other activities and events are scattered throughout the day. Families will enjoy the recycling-themed Scarecrow Lane, nature inspired Passport Expedition, games and crafts in the Children’s Area, Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides, shows at the Horwitz – DeRemer Planetarium, and stories at the John and Florence Retzer Reading Corner.

 

Admission is $5 per car, cash only. Friends of Retzer Nature Center members receive free admission.

For more information about becoming a Friends member, visit: www.friendsofretzer.org. For details on the festival, building a scarecrow, or volunteering at the event, call Retzer Nature Center (262) 548-7801, or visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/appleharvestfestival

 

Full event schedule available below.

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The Friends of Retzer Nature Center’s Apple Harvest Festival Schedule of Events

September 22, 2018

 

Event/Activity

Time/Location

Details

Heirloom Apple Market
and Apple Cider Sales

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Shop 38 Wisconsin apple varieties and fresh apple cider.
*While supplies last

Apple Pies, Apple Crisps, and

Caramel Apple Sales

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Single slice or whole desserts available.

*While supplies last

 

Art & Craft Fair

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Over 30 vendors demonstrating and selling. Paintings, carvings, soaps, jewelry, photos, weaving, and more!

 

Friends of Retzer Nature Center’s

Silent Auction

 

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Benefiting Friends of Retzer Nature Center. Bid on unique items.

Delafield Brewhaus Beer Garden

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

Family-friendly food, snacks, and beverages. Beer for ages 21+

Live Folk Music

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Performances by Apple Jam at the

Beer Garden.

 

John and Florence Retzer

Reading Corner

 

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Fun kids’ stories read by volunteers.

Horwitz – DeRemer Planetarium Show

 

9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

* Show runs every half hour

Watch Sky Wars: Battles of Discovery and witness the connections and conflicts between astronomy and astrology. $2.00/person.

Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Ride the wagon throughout the grounds of Retzer Nature Center.

 

Children’s Area

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Explore nature with this fun guide. Begin at any Nature Station throughout the grounds.

 

Passport Expedition

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Play games, make crafts, and earn prizes. Purchase tickets to participate.

 

Scarecrow Lane

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Stroll the paved walkway and view the Scarecrows made from recycled items.

 

 

About the Waukesha County Park System
Waukesha County’s Park System demonstrates stewardship while providing recreational and educational opportunities. For more information, visit our web site at www.waukeshacountyparks.com or follow @WaukeshaCoParks on Twitter or like us on Facebook


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

Muskego Special One-Day Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event


The City of Muskego will be hosting a special one-day collection of household electronics and appliances open to any Waukesha County resident on Saturday, September 8 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The collection will take place at W182 S8200 Racine Ave.

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).  Intact, non-working television or computer units will be accepted. No broken or de-manufactured 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, waukeshacounty.gov/recycling.

 

The Village of Hartland will host the next collection event on Saturday, October 13 at 701 Progress Drive 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.


The City of Oconomowoc will hold its special one-day collection of household and agricultural hazardous waste open to any Waukesha County resident on ...

Waukesha County Household and Agricultural Hazardous Waste Special Collection September 8


The City of Oconomowoc will hold its special one-day collection of household and agricultural hazardous waste open to any Waukesha County resident on Saturday, September 8 from 8:00 a.m. to noon. The collection will take place at the Oconomowoc Public Works building located at 630 South Worthington Street.

 

Accepted household hazardous waste from Waukesha County residents includes old, unusable chemicals, pesticides, wood preservatives, solvents, oil-based paints, and mercury-containing products. Latex paint, non-hazardous cleaning materials, antifreeze, motor oil, and filters will not be accepted. Check with your municipal drop-off site for antifreeze, motor oil, and oil filter recycling. Residents are required to have their ID scanned to verify proof of residency. 

 

Accepted agricultural hazardous waste from active and inactive farms, greenhouses, and nurseries in Waukesha County includes old pesticides, herbicides, wood preservatives, and other hazardous chemicals. All agricultural hazardous waste requires pre-registration with Waukesha County since quantity of free disposal is dependent on the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection grant funding. The Business and Agricultural Chemical Inventory Form is available for registration at www.waukeshacounty.gov/hazardouswaste.

 

 

For more information, including a detailed list of acceptable household hazardous waste materials, visit waukeshacounty.gov/hazardouswaste or call 262-896-8300.