Free Community Event Celebrates America Recycles Day
Waukesha, WI (October 23, 2012) – The public is invited to a Community Open House at the Waukesha County Materials Recycling Facility, 220 S. Prairie Avenue, on Saturday, November 10 from 10 a.m. – Noon. Visitors will enjoy refreshments and tours of the facility along with music and prizes from 94.5 The Lake FM. Children will have the opportunity to meet Recycle Raccoon to collect trading cards and learn more about recycling. Families will also be able view Veolia refuse and recycling collection trucks as well as speak to representatives. In addition to all the other activities, attendees can pick up a free recycling bin (while supplies last) and register to win additional prizes including a home compost bin, laptop lunch box, and a kitchen compost collector.
This annual event celebrates America Recycles Day by taking visitors behind the scenes to see how 90 tons of recyclables are sorted and baled each day for shipment to markets. Everyone will have the opportunity to learn about products made from recycled materials and the impact that the recycling industry has on energy, natural resources and the economy. For more information, visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling or call 262-896-8300.