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Waste, Resources and Materials Management

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Incorporating sustainability into waste management requires municipalities to shift the focus from waste disposal to efficiently using resources and materials. Promoting highest value resource and material use at the residential and municipal levels reduces waste and saves money. Developing an effective Resource, Waste and Material Management Plan (formally known as Solid Waste Management Plan) integrates waste reduction, repurposing, reusing, recycling, and diversion which can  reduce investment, operation and maintenance costs, conserve resources, materials and energy and improve resident health and wellbeing.  

Best Practices and Cost Benefit Information


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  • Municipal Guide Training

  • Community Round Table

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The Waukesha County Green team received a grant from the Mosaic Momentum Initiative. This grant was awarded through the Mosaic environmental movement infrastructure grant slate, which is supporting 21 projects involving 91 organizations across 27 states working on clean air and water, a safe climate, and healthy and just communities.

Contact us to learn how you can start sustainable initiatives in your own community
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