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  • Recycling in Wisconsin

    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.

    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. 

    Wisconsin Department ofNatural Resources, Recycling
    Laws, tips, contact information and general education on recycling in Wisconsin 

    NationalRecycling coalition
    Use the online calculator to measure the impact your recycling has on the environment. 

    “Pay As YouThrow” Programs
    Environmental Protection Agency 
    Research, events, topics and frequently asked questions on charging for garbage service based on the amount, like utilities 

    AluminumRecycling
    Aluminum Association 

    GlassRecycling
    Glass Packaging Institute 
    Frequently asked questions about glass and other recycling. 

    Paper Reduction

    American Forest and Paper Association
    National trade association of the forest, paper and wood products industry 

    Paper Industry Association
    Up to date news articles, events, statistics and industry information

    WisconsinDepartment of Natural Resources-Recycling Markets Directory 
    The WRMD lists hundreds of businesses that buy or accept recyclable materials

    Waste Reduction

    No More Phone Books
    If you no longer want to receive a phone book.

    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.   

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

    Wisconsin Departmentof Natural Resources Waste Management
    website for the DNR's waste management program. 

    EnvironmentalProtection Agency, Solid Waste for Kids
    Solid waste web site for kids, games and educational tools for teaching kids about waste management. 

    EnvironmentalProtection Agency, Office of Solid Waste
    Home page for the office of Solid Waste at the EPA. 

    Miscellaneous

    Wisconsin Green Building Alliance
    The Wisconsin Green Building Alliance's (WGBA) mission is to facilitate and promote the development and use of ecologically sustainable materials and practices within Wisconsin's Built environment. 

    Wisconsin Focus onEnergy
    Wisconsin Focus on Energy is an innovative program designed to help you bring energy savings to your home, business and community. 

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

    Envirolink
    A non-profit organization which has been providing access to thousands of online environmental resources since 1991. 

    The Web directory
    A well-organized index with links to thousands of environmentally related sites. Covers everything from agroforestry to zoology.  

    Business for SocialResponsibility
    An organization of companies dedicated to commercial success through respect for the environment. 

    Solid and HazardousWaste 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. 

    WisconsinEnvironmental 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. 

    Save Energy 
    Alliance to Save Energy - Education, associations, news articles and events on energy consumption and savings.

  • The above links are for your information and are not an endorsement of any product or service by Waukesha County.