The Wisconsin DNR is giving an award to the Forest County Potawatomi Community for having one of the three highest rates of recycling in the state in 2013. The tribe recycles more than 500 pounds of material per person per year.
The Forest County Potawatomi’s per capita rate of recycling is more than twice the state average of about 240 pounds.
Recycling may be getting easier, for some in the Northwoods. Eagle River Waste and Recycling has completed a new sorting facility, that separates different kinds of recyclable materials.
Jenni Raats is the company’s account manager. She says customers in Eagle River…won’t have to sort their recyclables any longer.
“We’ve made recycling so much easier for all our customers. You can take all materials, glass, plastic, tin, aluminum, paper, cardboard – even small kitchen appliances, toasters and things like that. Put them all loosely in one container.”