According to a recent study by the Be SMART Coalition, ~ most area residents consider themselves ‘sometimes’ or ‘always’ recyclers. Most residents say that they recycle because they want to:
- Save resources. For each aluminum can you recycle, the energy saved is enough to power a TV for 4 hours!
- Save landfill space.
- Save tax dollars.
Help spread the word that recycling is a great thing to do for your community and the environment! Make sure you recycle everything that you can!
To access various recycling reports, please click on the "Recycling" link, under the "Public Works Links" menu on the right.
To kick start the New Year, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Waste and Materials Management program offers 12 simple tips everyone can take to reduce their waste.
The City of Whitewater now offers free recycling for electronic items. Self-serve metal bins have been set up in the southeast corner of the Public Works Complex, 150 E. Starin Road, where any electronic item can be dropped off during regular business hours - 7 AM - 3 PM Monday-Friday (except holdays).
City of Whitewater residents are allowed to use the Jefferson County Cleansweep collection sites. Residents must register in advance at the Fort Atkinson collection sites. Residents of Whitewater do not have to pay the $10.00 per vehicle fee as the City pays for all the hazardous wastes that is disposed. When you register, please note to the collection site that you are a City of Whitewater resident. If you have any questions, please contact Dean Fischer 473-0140.
See 2011 Clean Sweep schedule.