2015 America Recycles Day, November 15, 2015

AMERICA RECYCLES DAY CONTEST - NOVEMBER 9 - 13, 2015

   America Recycles Day
  

2015 America Recycles Day Prizes
OUR ONE AND DONE MARATHON RECYCLING CONTEST WINNERS!
Those addresses who pass the inspections will be recorded and entered in to potentially win one of the seven prizes being  offered:  Magnavox 32" LED HDTV, and $25.00 gift certificates to Vino Latte, Country Fresh Meats, Basil Restaurant, Trig's Food, Shell Gas Station, and IMR BP Gas Station.

$25.00 Country Fresh Meats Card – Jason & Rebecca Welch, 2405 Country Creek Lane
$25.00 BP Gas Card – David & Pam Legro, 7002 Janelle Street
$25.00 Basil Card – Charles & Clara Grizzell, 1700 Daley Avenue
$25.00 Vino Latte Card – Neal Bissonett, 7703 Callon Avenue
$25.00 Shell Gas Card – John Esker, 8115 Alderson Street
32” Magnavox LED TV & $25.00 Trigs Food Card – Heath & Ammy Parker, 9720 Sandhill Drive

PROPERTIES QUALIFIED TO WIN PRIZES
Congratulations to all the property owners who passed their inspections this week and qualified to win. You are all One and Done Marathon Recycling Contest Winners! Great job! Keep up the great work!
Picture of TV Winner - Ammy Parker
Monday:
Jason & Rebecca Welch, 2405 Country Creek Lane
John Esker, 8115 Alderson Street
Heath & Ammy Parker, 9720 Sandhill Drive
 
Tuesday:
Unfortunately, the 10 households inspected on this route did not pass inspection.  Most were due to food-tainted items found in the recycling carts, which should be placed in the refuse cart; and paper, cardboard, and newsprint found in the refuse carts, which should be placed in the recycling cart.  

Wednesday:
Neal Bissonette, 7703 Callon Avenue
David & Pam Legro, 7002 Janelle Street

Thursday:
Unfortunately, the 10 households inspected on this route did not pass inspection. Similar to Tuesday, most were due to food-tainted items found in the recycling carts, which should be placed in the refuse cart.  There was one with yard waste in their recycling cart (which is not allowed in either cart).  Many of the refuse carts contained paper, which should go within the recycling cart.

Friday:
Charles & Clara Grizzell, 1700 Daley Avenue
Summary of Contest Results:

Monday’s route (11/09/15): Two of the inspected properties did not have either the refuse or recycling cart out.  Only 3 of the remaining 8 addresses passed their inspection.  The reasons for the failed inspections consisted of: paper material (junk mail, newspapers) and plastic containers within refuse carts; and in one case, a bag of straw was found in a recycling cart.

 

Tuesday’s route (11/10/15):  Two of the inspected properties did not have either the refuse or recycling cart out.  None of the remaining 8 addresses passed their inspection.  The reasons for the failed inspections consisted of:  paper material (junk mail, newspapers, cardboard), plastic containers, and/or aluminum containers were found within the refuse carts; and food-tainted items were found in a few recycling carts.

 

Wednesday’s route (11/11/15):  Two of the inspected properties did not have either the refuse or recycling cart out.  Only 2 of the remaining 8 addresses passed their inspection.  The reasons for the failed inspections consisted of:  paper material (junk mail, newspapers, cardboard), plastic containers, and/or aluminum containers were found within the refuse carts, and one refuse cart had yard waste found within it; and food-tainted items and plastic bags were found in a few recycling carts.

 

Thursday’s route (11/12/15):  Five of the inspected properties did not have either the refuse or recycling cart out.  None of the remaining 5 addresses passed their inspection.  The reasons for the failed inspections consisted of:  paper material (junk mail, newspapers, cardboard), plastic containers, and/or aluminum containers were found within the refuse carts; and food-tainted items and plastic bags were found in a few recycling carts. 

 

Friday’s route (11/13/15):  Three of the inspected properties did not have either the refuse or recycling cart out.  Only 1 of the remaining 7 addresses passed their inspection.  The reasons for the failed inspections consisted of:  paper material (junk mail, newspapers, cardboard), plastic containers, and/or aluminum containers were found within the refuse carts, and one refuse cart contained yard waste; and plastic bags and yard waste were found in a few recycling carts.

 

Of the 50 addresses having their refuse and recycling carts inspected, 6 passed and their addresses and names were put in for the 7 prize drawings.  The properties who did not pass the inspections are receiving letters with the findings, with a fact sheet on how to properly recycle in Weston.   

 

We appreciate everyone’s efforts in being One and Done Marathon Recyclers, and plan to continue holding more similar contests to keep the recycling energy and enthusiasm going.

 

To learn more about what items can go in the single-stream recycling cart, contact either the Village of Weston (www.westonwi.gov) or the Marathon County Solid Waste Department (www.marathoncountysolidwaste.org).