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

August 10, 2010

MADISON - August has arrived, which for many families means back-to-school shopping or 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 Cynthia Moore, DNR recycling coordinator. "But with just a little planning, you can reduce waste and save money."

Back-to-school suggestions include:

Moving suggestions include:

More tips and links to more information are available on the Back-to-School Waste Reduction Tips and Green Moving Tips pages of the DNR website.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Cynthia Moore, DNR Recycling Coordinator, at (608) 267-7550

Last Revised: Tuesday, August 10, 2010




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