Waukesha County Celebrates Dividends to Communities that Participate in the Recycling Program

WAUKESHA COUNTY CELEBRATES DIVIDENDS TO COMMUNITITES THAT PARTICIPATE IN THE RECYCLING PROGRAM

 

(WAUKESHA, WI) – Today, Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow is proud to announce that communities who participate in the Waukesha County Recycling Program received significant funds for tax relief. The total amount of dividend payments made to communities is $1.75 million for 2018.

 “Recycling is up 44% since the transition to single sort recycling. The increase in recycling also means Waukesha County communities divert 15% more material, over 12,000 tons, from the landfill, saving about $600,000 through reduced landfill disposal costs,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow.     

Each year, municipalities that participate in the program receive dividend payments to offset residential recycling program costs. The payments vary for each partner based on individual program costs, tons of recyclables and recycling rate. A breakdown of the recycling dividend payment for individual communities is located on the next page.

 Since it began in 1991, partner communities have collectively recycled over 556,000 tons of materials and avoided more than $26 million in landfill disposal costs. Together, local residents continue to recycle more and recycle right, another impressive example of how Waukesha County is leading the way.

 For more information, visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling, call 262-896-8300 or download the free Waukesha County Recycles mobile app in Google Play and Apple App Stores.  Like Waukesha County Recycles on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 Municipal Recycling Disbursement:         Total= $1,750,010

 

Municipality

Tons Recycled (2017)

Tons   Landfilled

(2017)

Recycling   Rate     (2017)

Total   2018 County Recycling Dividend

 
 

C.   Brookfield

4,289

10,159

29.7%

$228,682

 

C.   Delafield

685

1,955

26.0%

$39,198

 

C.   Muskego

1,950

6,908

22.0%

$87,233

 

C. New   Berlin

3,847

9,836

28.1%

$176,882

 

C.   Oconomowoc

1,807

4,566

28.4%

$129,333

 

C.   Pewaukee

1,673

3,641

31.5%

$106,166

 

C.   Waukesha

5,424

14,559

27.1%

$395,871

 

T.   Brookfield

460

1,299

26.1%

$28,736

 

T.   Delafield

967

2,672

26.6%

$47,216

 

T.   Lisbon

1,044

3,287

24.1%

$58,548

 

T.   Merton

933

2,485

27.3%

$38,793

 

T.   Oconomowoc

872

2,587

25.2%

$38,217

 

T.   Vernon

809

2,467

24.7%

$40,852

 

T.   Waukesha

881

2,704

24.6%

$55,851

 

V. Big   Bend

141

479

22.7%

$10,031

 

V.   Chenequa

96

241

28.5%

$5,849

 

V.   Dousman

185

613

23.2%

$11,190

 

V.   Eagle

193

787

19.7%

$11,688

 

V. Elm   Grove

743

1,777

29.5%

$52,343

 

V.   Hartland

851

2,054

29.3%

$58,142

 

V. Lac   La Belle

135

210

39.1%

$4,973

 

V.   Merton

360

1,000

26.4%

$21,317

 

V.   Nashotah

130

206

38.7%

$8,511

 

V. Ocon   Lake

83

171

32.7%

$5,189

 

V.   Pewaukee

483

1,774

21.4%

$38,539

 

V.   Summit

532

1,481

26.4%

$33,013

 

V.   Wales

321

859

27.2%

$17,647

 

TOTAL

29,892

80,777

27.3%

$1,750,010