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  • Spring 2017 Annual Newsletter  RecyclingMobileAppBanner   Household Recycling Guide 

    •  March 27 Sewerology 101 Workshop - CANCELLED

    •  April 3 Rain Gardens & Rain Barrels Presentation

    •  April 10 Clean Water, Healthy Lawn Workshop

    •  April 11 Home Composting Workshop

    •  April 22 Free Piranha Paper Shredding Event  8a – 11a • 3-box limit (max. box size about 18”x24”)

    •  April 27 Rain Gardens & Rain Barrels Presentation


    •  Waukesha County Recycling & Solid Waste Community Meeting (Dec 2016) - Recycling PPT Presentation
    •  Retzer Environmental Learning Center Remodel - Frequently Asked Questions


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    Did You Know........

    • NO PROPANE TANKS IN RECYCLING OR TRASH BINS!!  EVEN IF EMPTY!
    • Only empty aluminum/metal cans and pots & pans are recyclable at the curb!  Take all other metal items (including car/truck chains) to a municipal drop-off site or a scrap dealer.
    • NO PLASTIC BAGS in curbside recycling even if they are numbered 1,2,4,5 or 7.  Take to stores that recycle bags e.g. Walmart, Kohls, Pick n Save, etc. 
    • Plastic items without numbers are NOT recyclable - put in trash. ONLY #s 1, 2, 4, 5, 7.  NO OTHER PLASTICS!!
    • Plastic items larger than a standard laundry basket are not recyclable even if they are #1,2,4,5 or 7; conveyor lines cannot handle larger items.
      • Donate or trash as a last resort.
    • Keep plastic caps on plastic jars, bottles and jugs when recycling.  Loose caps fall through conveyor lines and become trash. 
    • Plastic caps with metal coating are not recyclable - put in trash. (Usually the lids used on glass jars, pickle jars, etc.)
    • Vinyl siding and hoses are not recyclable.
    • Only glass bottles, jars & jugs are recyclable.  Drinking glasses, mirror glass, broken glass are not recyclable - put in trash. 

     
            


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