E-cycling Pilot Drop-off Program

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Many electronics such as computers, televisions and cell phones were banned from Wisconsin landfills when a new law took effect on September 1, 2010. These items contain harmful materials including mercury, lead and cadmium that are released into the air, water and soil if landfilled, incinerated or illegally dumped. Electronics contain valuable, reusable materials like glass, metal and plastic that can be recycled for new products. Reusing these valuable materials lessens environmental impacts by reducing the need for new materials.

Since this law took effect it has become increasingly difficult to properly dispose of the banned items. As a result the West Allis Department of Public Works will begin a PILOT program to accept electronics beginning Monday, July 6, 2015.

This program is ONLY for one to four family residential properties in West Allis. Individuals will be required to show identification to verify they are West Allis residents.

Items may be brought to the Municipal Yard at 6300 West McGeoch Avenue. Hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 7:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Wednesday from 7:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

For certain items, such as projection or console televisions and computer monitors, there will be a $20 fee. All other electronics will be accepted at no charge. For a complete list of accepted items see Sanitation Section Website.

For more information visit the City’s website at City Website or call the Recycling Office at 414-302-8831 or the Sanitation Office at 414-302-8800 weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

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“Green” Resolution Passed

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The City of West Allis Common Council has adopted a Resolution supporting the West Allis Green Initiative.

The support of this Resolution functions as a catalyst for numerous environmental projects that will benefit residence of West Allis and the planet.

Announcements on projects coming soon.

 

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Resolution to endorse the City of West Allis Green Initiative.

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WHEREAS, the City of West Allis has strived to provide a cost saving, healthy, and sustainable environment by implementing resource conservation and sustainability through various projects including 227 LED street lights, clean diesel vehicles in the Department of Public Works fleet, computer power management software, print management software, utilization of porous pavers in two parking lots, preemption of Emerald Ash Borer infestation, and promotion of alternative transportation through the West Allis Cross Town Connector bike route; and

 WHEREAS, the City should continue to be an example to its citizens and businesses in furthering its Green Initiative through additional projects, leadership, and education; and

 WHEREAS, the City of West Allis shall promote and demonstrate a shared environmental vision by building partnerships between City Departments, residents, nonprofit or for-profit businesses, and other government agencies and become a showplace to experience real world examples of environmental stewardship by meeting or exceeding standards and regulations for compliance with state and federal environmental regulations; and

 WHEREAS, the City encourages its employees to use alternative means of transportation to and from work including, but not limited to, public transit, biking, and walking programs.

 WHEREAS, the funding for any Green Initiative to be limited to only activities that have a two year or less financial payback, and alternative funding sources will be explored by utilizing grants and partnerships with other like-minded organizations or businesses to reduce the funding burden.

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Common Council of the City West Allis endorses the City of West Allis Green Initiative.  

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City of West Allis through the Green Initiative will encourage City Departments, personnel, and citizens of West Allis to think long-term and broadly about environmental issues including, but not limited to, air and water quality, pollution prevention, natural restoration, solid waste reduction/recycling, energy, and transportation.

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