Mosinee Begins Weekly Recycling

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

(Press Release) The City of Mosinee will be moving to weekly recycling starting Monday, April 1st.

The change to weekly recycling is a direct result of the information gathered from a Waste Sort event held on October 9th, 2012 with IROW, Marathon County Solid Waste and the Green Team from Mosinee High School.

From a City staff perspective, it revealed the need to increase our recycling education and improve our recycling methods and program. Over 20% of the materials located within the sample trash truck could have been recycled and therefore diverted from disposal at the landfill!

Increasing our recycling numbers will directly affect our City budget, because it will lower our landfill costs.

The City has already started ramping up recycling education efforts to residents starting in December 2012, and we have already noticed a drop in our landfill tonnage in January and February of this year. Weekly recycling will bolster this effort.

Weekly recycling will increase our recycling numbers because it will make recycling more convenient for our residents to recycle.

Increasing recycling in a typical residential waste stream will decrease our tonnage at the landfill which will help decrease our landfill costs; and it's also great for the environment.

Weekly recycling will significantly lower our local government's cost of providing refuse disposal services to our residents and thereby allowing the City to continue to provide this important service during tight budget times.

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