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WCGT Recycling Bin Blitz

Waukesha, WI (April 1, 2011) - The Waukesha County Green Team in cooperation with the Waukesha County Recycling and Solid Waste Office is organizing a Recycling Bin Blitz during the week of April 16-23, 2011.

Volunteers will be handing out free blue bins with recycling instructions at various schools and businesses throughout the county. The goal of the event is to honor Earth Day by encouraging more households to recycle more materials.

Not only does recycling decrease materials going to landfills, but it also generates income. The county receives about $1 million in revenue from the sale of recyclables from the Materials Recycling Facility, which is passed along to the 25 communities in the county’s program. More recycling means more revenue.

Blue recycling bins are free to those residing in the following communities: Brookfield (city and town), Big Bend, Chenequa, Delafield (city and town), Dousman, Eagle, Elm Grove, Hartland, Lac La Belle, Lisbon, Merton (town and village), Nashotah, New Berlin, Oconomowoc (city and town), Oconomowoc Lake, Pewaukee (city and village), Summit, Wales, and Waukesha (city and town).

Recycling Bin blitz distribution points:

All 'Bout Children Preschool, April 18-23
17700 West Capitol Drive
Dixon Elementary School, April 18-23
2400 Pilgrim Square Drive
University Lake School, April 18-23
4024 Nagawicka Road
Back to Bread Bakery, April 16, 8-10am
230 James Street
Pick n Save, April 16, 8am-noon
405 N Wales Road (Hwy 83)
Pick n Save
220 E. Sunset Drive
Pick n Save
1220 W. Sunset Drive
Plowshare Center, April 16-23 (business hours)
219 West Main Street
Heyer School Future 4K Kite Fly and Concert, Apri 16, 12-2pm
1209 Heyer Drive
Material Recycling Facility Open House, April 16, 10am-noon
220 S. Prairie Avenue
Madison Street neighborhood, April 16-23

If you would like to offer access to a specific distribution location or volunteer to hand out bins, please send an e-mail to

For more information on how recycling benefits your community and what to recycle, visit .