With peak grilling and planting season around the corner, Waukesha County reminds residents to dispose of their summer waste items properly. Propane tanks, landscape plastics and hoses never belong in curbside recycling containers.
“It’s important to know what items belong in your curbside recycling bins,” said Analiese Smith, Recycling & Solid Waste Supervisor for Waukesha County. “Improper items can damage equipment, cost taxpayers money, and can also be extremely dangerous for collection and recycling facility workers.”
Residents can review the ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ of recycling at home with the County’s online Curbside Recycling Guide in English or Spanish at www.waukeshacounty.gov/curbsiderecycling. Here are a few of the common summer items that cannot be recycled at home:
For more detailed information on product disposal, visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/productdisposal or call 262-896-8300. Follow @WaukCoRecycles on Twitter or like Waukesha County Recycles on Facebook for more recycling news and tips.
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The Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use, working through a combination of collaboration, education and regulation is dedicated to fostering economic development, sound land use, and the protection, enhancement and enjoyment of the County’s natural resources and health of its citizens.