Free Community Open House
Contact: Rebecca Mattano
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: Monday April 14, 2014
Celebrate Earth Day With Waukesha County Recycling!
Free Community Event
Waukesha, WI – The public is invited to a Community Open House at the Waukesha County Materials Recycling Facility, 220 S. Prairie Avenue, on Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. – Noon. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the facility and learn about how recycling works in Waukesha County. In addition to the tour, attendees can meet and greet with the recycling mascot, Recycle Raccoon, enter to win prizes and enjoy music provided by 99.1 WMYX.
This annual event celebrates Earth 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.
Guided tours will run every 15 minutes starting at 9:00 a.m. All visitors must check in to receive a free tour ticket.
For more information, visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling or call 262-896-8300.