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Eau Claire County Recognized for Excellence in Recycling

Post Date:12/02/2014 8:06 AM

Eau Claire County Recycling was recently presented with an Excellence in Recycling Award on behalf of the Recycling Program at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  The 2013 Excellence in Wisconsin Recycling – Projects and Initiatives Award recognizes “finite projects in 2013 that demonstrated cost effectiveness while increasing the community recycling rate.”

The award was given to Eau Claire County largely for its County wide audit of curbside collection services.  The audit was part of a summer initiative to increase recycling and gain a better perspective of curbside recycling in the County.  The audit demonstrated a significant cost difference in curbside collection versus drop-off only services.  Due to this cost difference the County is restructuring its fees for 2015.

This award is meant to “recognize local governments for their dedication to providing outstanding recycling service to their residents.”  This is the first year that the Excellence in Recycling Award was open to the entire state.  Eau Claire County was one of 20 communities, out of 1,060, to receive an award this year.

For more information please call 715-839-2756 or visit the Eau Claire County Recycling’s webpage
at www.co.eau-claire.wi.us.

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