GreenTEAM Tip: Proper Disposal of Miscellaneous Household Items

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We are working hard to provide helpful information to our residents in order to continue to live green everyday, while also working towards StuartCo’s portfolio-wide goal of reducing waste by 10% in 2013. A blog reader commented on a recent blog post:

“I would suggest that residents be informed of how to recycle special items such as batteries, light bulbs, and electronic items.”

We agree! This blog post contains information regarding resources around the Twin Cities metro, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, LaCrosse, Wisconsin and Omaha, Nebraska.

Minnesota

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency; Recycle light bulbs

http://www.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/living-green/living-green-citizen/household-hazardous-waste/fluorescent-light-bulbs-use-them-recycle-them.html

Hennepin County; Recycle batteries

http://www.hennepin.us/portal/site/HennepinUS/menuitem.b1ab75471750e40fa01dfb47ccf06498/?vgnextoid=82208e6343354210VgnVCM10000049114689RCRD

Best Buy; Recycle electronics

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Global-Promotions/Recycling-Electronics/pcmcat149900050025.c?id=pcmcat149900050025

Wisconsin

Recycle More Wisconsin; Recycle batteries and light bulbs

http://www.recyclemorewisconsin.org/what-to-recycle/batteries/

http://www.recyclemorewisconsin.org/what-to-recycle/light-bulbs/

City of Milwaukee; Recycle electronics

http://city.milwaukee.gov/electronics

Nesbraska

Nebraska Department of Environmental Equality; Recycle light bulbs

http://www.deq.state.ne.us/Publica.nsf/0/2020002eedac6d3a8625696d005652f4/$FILE/BULBS%20revise%202012.pdf

Nebraska State Recycling Association; Recycle batteries

http://recyclenebraska.org/where_to_recycle_-_reuse_-_repair

City of Lincoln; Recycle electronics

http://lincoln.ne.gov/city/pworks/waste/sldwaste/recycle/computer.htm

We know there are many resources around your area that provide recycling services, but we hope this list makes it a little easier to locate.

Do you have a suggestion for a future GreenTEAM blog post? We love hearing from you! Leave a comment on this blog post or email us at living@stuartco.com.


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