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REDUCE, REUSE AND RECYCLE WHEN MOVING AND HEADING BACK TO SCHOOL

August 14, 2012

MADISON -- August has arrived, which for many families means back-to-school shopping or, for college students, a move to a new city or apartment. Although shopping for new school supplies and packing up an old home can both generate extra waste, state recycling specialists say a little planning can help people reduce, reuse and recycle more and throw away less.

To assist people in shopping or moving, Department of Natural Resources recycling specialists have put together tips on reducing waste and finding recycling and reuse options.

"We know it's a busy time for students and their families," said Elisabeth Olson, DNR recycling outreach coordinator. "But with just a little planning, you can reduce waste and save money."

Back-to-school suggestions include:

Moving suggestions include:

More information is available on Recycling for all seasons page of the DNR website.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Elisabeth Olson, DNR recycling outreach coordinator, 608-264-9258

Last Revised: Tuesday, August 14, 2012




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