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    NEWS RELEASE: Monday, July 25, 2016

    Residents Asked to Properly Dispose of Dangerous Materials, Avoid Fires

    (WAUKESHA, WI) – Waukesha County officials are asking residents to protect the safety of collection and facility workers by properly disposing of dangerous, hazardous and flammable materials. This year, several fires have erupted at the Waukesha County/City of Milwaukee Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) due to improper disposal of propane tanks and flammable residues in curbside recycling containers.
    “Residents must understand that improper disposal of dangerous and non-recyclable materials not only causes costly damage to the equipment, but also puts curbside collection and recycling facility workers at serious risk,” said Rebecca Mattano, Recycling & Solid Waste Supervisor for Waukesha County. “Much of this work is done by hand, creating a hazardous situation for people who are providing service to us all.”
    Curbside collection workers monitor materials before placing them into the recycling truck. However, it can be difficult to screen the materials in large recycling containers for potentially hazardous materials. Residents can “recycle right” to ensure that all potentially hazardous materials are properly disposed of and do not make it into curbside recycling containers. These materials include:
    • Propane cylinders
    • Lighter fluid
    • Hazardous materials
    • Flammable and combustible items
    Properly Dispose of Hazardous Materials
    For proper disposal information, download the free mobile app ‘Waukesha County Recycles’ in the App Store or Google Play Store, or visit our website www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling or call 262-896-8300.

    Kelly Mehring
    Land Resources Division
    Waukesha County Parks & Land Use
    515 W. Moreland Blvd. AC260
    Waukesha, WI 53188
    262-896-8013
    kmehring@waukeshacounty.gov


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    VILLAGE OF CHENEQUA  •  31275 W County Highway K  •  CHENEQUA WI 53029

    OFFICE HOURS:  Monday • Thursday 8:00am to 4:30pm  •  Friday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

    VILLAGE HALL  (262) 367-2239  •  Fax (262) 367-3341  •  POLICE DEPARTMENT  911 or (262) 367-2145

    AFTER HOURS POLICE  911 or (262) 367-2600 (WCC Dispatch Center)