Dec 18, 2009

Waste Reduction & Recycling News in Wisconsin via WasteCap

Wisconsin to require recycling on state projects
Recycling required on state construction projects over $5 million and state demolition projects as of January 1, 2010
Wisconsin should see less construction and demolition (C&D) debris in its landfills come the first of the year. A unique partnership among two state agencies and a nonprofit organization has shown that C&D projects throughout Wisconsin can successfully recycle. Based on these results, the Division of State Facilities will be requiring C&D waste to be recycled rather than put in landfills. This will apply to State of Wisconsin construction projects over $5 million and demolition projects advertised for bid after January 1, 2010. The efforts will reduce waste disposal costs, conserve landfill space and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Continue reading….
Solid Waste and Recycling Legislative Update
The Wisconsin Legislature has wrapped up its fall floor session after taking action on several bills related to recycling and solid waste. Most notably the Legislature adopted bills related to used electronics, oil filters & oil absorbents and mercury containing products. Below are some of the bills that have been introduced during the current session that may impact solid waste and recycling programs across the state. Continue reading on SHWEC's blog

Look for Waste Cap - 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' Project a Success
WasteCap spent a week in Buffalo, NY with ABC's 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' last month to manage waste for the special project. WasteCap staff worked onsite with New York builder David Homes to manage and document debris reuse and recycling. The project diverted 870 tons of waste from landfills by reusing and recycling, achieving a 93.3% diversion rate; easily surpassing the project goal of 75%!
Tune in to ABC the second week in January to watch this episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."

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