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How about a Green Christmas - save money and resources

Dec. 2, 2010

More household waste is produced between Thanksgiving and New Year’s than any other time of the year--about six million tons of additional waste nationwide. To avoid adding to this, consider these green tips for gifts, decorations and entertaining:

• Give gifts of time and activities like plays, concerts, movies, park stickers.

• Buy in bulk to reduce packaging waste.

• Other tips at http://use-less-stuff.com/

• Make sure to place all allowable items in the recycling bin – including NEW

milk, juice and soup cartons – www.recyclecartons.com

• Recycle old electronics such as TVs, computers, printers, VCRs, DVD

players and cell phones- www.dnr.recycle.gov/ecyclewisconsin

• Learn how to compost at home – www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling

• Cut down on food waste- freeze or share leftovers with guests

• Donate usable household items and clothing to charities and reuse

organizations or post online at www.freecycle.com or www.craigslist.com

• Visit www.ReduceYourWasteStream.org to see how 33 households in

Waukesha County reduced their waste an average of 49% and increased

recycling 66% in one month. Challenge your family to see how well you can

do!

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» Brookfield Central boys track team fifth at GMC Outdoor Championship 5/23

» Elm Grove to rule on new parks plan tonight 5/23

» Brookfield Central girls finish solid second in GMC Outdoor 5/23

» Sports Authority to close Brookfield store, all stores nationwide 5/23

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» Brookfield committee directs police department to begin prescription drug drop-box program 5/19

» Brookfield committee to discuss prescription drug drop boxes in the city 5/18

» Brookfield Chick-fil-A proposal brings up discussion of city standards Updated:  5/18

» Brookfield committee discusses TIF referendum option, no action taken 5/18

» Jason Borski takes over as Wauwatosa West baseball coach 5/18

» Sports Shorts: May 19, 2016 5/18

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Best Summer Ever

 

We've made it easy for you to get out and go this summer. From hitting the trails for a bike ride or walk, to where to find beer gardens in the area, to the best places to swim in Waukesha County to the best summer drinks and summer reads, check out our 2016 summer guide.

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