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Nov. 9, 2021 - Kewaunee County Hosts Successful Hazardous Waste Collection

Jennifer Gonzalez
Public Information Officer, Kewaunee County
Office: (920) 388-0567
Email: gonzalez.jennifer@kewauneeco.org
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
November 9, 2021
Kewaunee County Hosts Successful Hazardous Waste Collection

KEWAUNEE, WI – Kewaunee County Emergency Management is reporting a successful “2021 Clean Sweep” event, collecting approximately 8,758 pounds of hazardous waste from more than 165 participants, breaking multiple records.

Participants came to the Kewaunee County Hillside Highway Shop in Casco on Saturday, October 30, 2021 with their unwanted agricultural and household hazardous waste items, and volunteers with the help of Veolia, which specializes in hazardous waste disposal, collected increased amounts of the following items in 2021 compared to 2020:
 
2021                                                                                                                              
Overall Weight: 8,758 pounds                                    
Dry Medications: 109 pounds                                     
Fire Extinguishers: 26                                                 
Sharps: 4 Large Boxes                                               
NEW in 2021: Eye Glasses: 45 Pairs
NEW in 2021: Fluorescent Bulbs (w/ Fee): 225

2020
Overall Weight: 5,927 pounds
Dry Medications: 35 pounds
Fire Extinguishers: 13
Sharps: 2 Large Boxes

“The focus of this event is to encourage proper disposal methods verses using the trash, causing unnecessary contamination,” said Tracy Nollenberg, Director of Kewaunee County Emergency Management. “In order to make this event convenient for participants, we offer drive-up drop-off and unload the items.”

This service is made possible with grants received from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection as well as funding from Kewaunee County Families and Communities Encouraging Success (F.A.C.E.S.).
 
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