Thursday, May 2, 2013
Here are some family activities you can do to foster environmentalism. Sponsored by Sony.
Very few events are celebrated around the globe, but Earth Day is. This year, it’s come and gone. But we’re here to ask: What can we do to show our love of the earth on that day, and every day? On May 31st, Sony will release After Earth, an action-packed movie that takes place 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity to leave. It’s the kind of scenario that makes you want to donate to Greenpeace, recycle everything, and start biking every where, immediately. So, in honor of Earth Day, Patch has teamed up with Sony to present these ideas for making every day Earth Day. How can we make every day Earth Day? Begin with little things. Easy things. Obvious things. Things we take for granted each day, and use and/or abuse because of …
Monday, December 10, 2012
The Chargers robotics team will wind up its winter cleanup effort Wednesday. Tuesday and Thursday will be the last two days of the event.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the lower level of the Sussex Village Hall.
Sussex homeowners will continue to pay less than residents in nearby communities for trash and recycling services as a result of a likely Village Board decision, one of several agenda items on the docket for Tuesday's meeting. The Board will vote on a three-year extension of a sanitation and recycling services contract with Veolia Environmental Services that will have Sussex homeowners will paying about $35 less than in other comparable municipalities, where the average is about $170 a year for sanitation and recycling services. The Board is also expected to approve an agreement between the village and the Town of Lisbon so that residents can continue to use the compost site. According to the Sussex Sun, the Board may table a vote on …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Homeowners to pay about $35 less per year for garage and recycling pickup than those in comparable municipalities in the area, under new deal with Veolia.
Sussex homeowners are going to pay a little less per year for trash and recycling services than residents in nearby communities, under the terms of a new contract with Veolia Environmental Services. The Public Works Committee on Monday unanimously approved a three-year extension of a sanitation and recycling services contract with Veolia. The deal still needs to be approved by the Village Board. Village Administrator Jeremy Smith recommended renewal of the contract because homeowners will pay about 20 percent less than those in comparable municipalities, and because Veolia will not charge a fuel surcharge. "The village has received good service from Veolia and given the price competitiveness of the contract without the fuel surcharge, …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The man who picks up Sussex’s leftovers shares his story about the coolest neighbors and the craziest things he’s seen in the trash. And for the record, mailmen aren't the only workers targeted by canines.
Like clockwork, Kerry Landers has picked up Sussex’s leftovers every Thursday for almost six years, and interacting with nearly every village resident tends to be pretty interesting work. The 52-year-old Lake Country native attended Arrowhead High School in Hartland before working at Waukesha Rubber Co. for almost 30 years. When the company was purchased and relocated out of state, Landers found a job at Veolia Environmental Services in Hartland. And that’s where the adventure begins. Besides the blisteringly hot summer afternoons and the bitterly cold winter blizzards, Landers says he truly enjoys the job. However, he says it’s the people that take the chill out of trudging through to snow to snag recyclables. “Our customers are the best …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
From electronics to paints to plastics, this is an overview of what should be thrown in your bin, and where to get rid of pesky items lying in your house.
Who knew garbage could be so complicated? Everyone knows things like newspapers and soda cans can be recycled in the roadside bin, but things get tricky when its time to get rid of that old paint pail or an old, useless computer. Here are some tips to help you sort it all out. Electronics Wisconsin has a statewide recycling program called E-Cycle Wisconsin to collect certain items that are hazardous to the environment. The law also bans certain items from going into landfills or incinerators: The only problem is, according to the state Department of Natural Resources and the village website, Sussex doesn't have a pickup site for electronics. However, the neighboring communities like Menomonee Falls and Pewaukee all have places where people…
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Area businesses offer many options for disposing of electronics and medications
Proper recycling or disposal of your hazardous waste items such as computers, electronics, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, and medications protects our environment for generations to come. And, for many items, it’s also a law. Computers and electronics As of Sept. 1, 2010, Wisconsin's electronics recycling law, 2009 Wisconsin Act 50, bans the landfilling and incineration of electronic devices. Many of these items contain toxic substances such as lead, cadmium, chromium, nickel, additional heavy metals and chemical flame retardants, which can seep into our environment if dumped into landfills. This law includes the following items: The following locations accept the items listed above: Goodwill – Menomonee Falls W178N9315 Water Tower …