Welcome to the Oneida County Solid Waste Department's Informational Story page. You'll find a lot of very interesting and informational stories here from OCSWD's director of operations Freeman Bennett, as well as from past OCSWD's director Bart Sexton. Stories on how to help our environment, how to reduce the amount of garbage that we throw away, how to deal with certain types of recycling issues, how to handle the disposal of hazardous waste, and a lot more. If you have any questions please contact Brain Dutcher either by phone: 715-282-4945 or you can email him at email@example.com.
If you have a hard time reading this, perhaps you should recycle your glasses!
I’m getting to that time of life when my arms are just barely long enough to allow sufficient focal distance for reading. This leads to thoughts of glasses and being who I am, next thing ya’ know we’re talking re-use. Yup, REUSE, as in reduce, REUSE, recycle. Reuse, which is better than recycling because we are generally able to take used items and use them with little or no additional processing. Now, I know, some of you are thinking, “But Ba
A couple weeks ago, 16 brave souls showed up at the landfill on a beautiful Saturday afternoon for a tour. We ended up spending a little over two hours talking about landfills, recycling, composting, hazardous waste, hybrid poplars, turkey vultures and more than a few other odds and ends.
Now, many folks will correct me when I say dump or landfill, but after fourteen years of trying to convert Bob Bruso on the thought, I finally gave in.
Earth Day, thinking globally acting localy
The American Forest and Paper Association reports that an additional 14 lbs of paper products were recycled for every person in the United States in 2006 compared to 2005.
Now, the bad news… only 53.4% of recyclable paper is actually recycled in the United States. A much better recovery percentage than glass, plastic or tin cans, but obviously in need of some improvement.
In the last few months, there have been a couple ‘educa