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Wauwatosa Launches “Waste Wizard” Web Tool

Find out how to dispose, recycle, reuse, or compost various items
Post Date:04/22/2020 9:02 AM

Not sure how to properly dispose of something? You can use our new Waste Wizard web tool to find out if a material can be reused, recycled, composted or disposed.

Simply type the name of a waste material to get started. You can learn how to recycle or dispose of materials ranging from aluminum foil, plastic materials, hazardous waste, styrofoam and more.

You can even submit suggestions for objects you did not find.

Below is an example of what the Waste Wizard looks like.

soap bottle

An Increase in Waste

Since the “Safer at Home” order, we’ve seen about a 20% increase in garbage. We measure tonnage on our scale at Public Works. This increase in waste makes sense, as more people are staying home. We encourage you to use the Waste Wizard to sort waste properly.

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