Recycling

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WasteCap's Razed & Found retail shop is closing

Published April 4, 2019

Much to the dismay of homeowners, rehabbers, and lovers of historical architectural elements and materials, Razed & Found is closing its retail store at 2123 W. Michigan St.

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Worthy resolution: Support restaurants as they go greener in 2019

Published Jan. 3, 2019

We have a good number of restaurants in our city that are making increasingly eco-friendly decisions. In turn, as consumers, we have an equally important task: supporting restaurants that are doing the right thing. And even that small effort makes a huge difference.

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ReStore celebrates Earth Day and Gallery Night with recycled art show

Published April 18, 2018

In anticipation of the annual Earth Day observance/celebration, which takes place each April 22, Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity ReStore hosts its ninth annual Recycled Art Contest, with 116 recycled and repurposed works in what is surely the city's most eco-minded annual art show.

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Get Your Ass in Here: WasteCap Resource Solutions

Published Feb. 13, 2018

A few years ago I did a story about the great salvage and reuse work being done by WasteCap Resource Solutions, 2123 W. Michigan St., near the Marquette campus. Lately, it's been getting some pretty great items you can buy.

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Materials salvaged by ReStore help fund Habitat's home construction work

Published Sept. 22, 2016

There was a time when removing a building was a dramatic affair: buildings imploded with a boom or were pounded by a wrecking ball. These days, thankfully, there's a growing approach that seeks to keep as much waste out of landfills and reuse and recycle as much material as possible.

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City of Milwaukee announces organics collection pilot program

Published Sept. 16, 2016

DPW announced a one-year pilot program to study the impact of a residential collection program for food and yard waste. The pilot study zone will target a limited number of households that include the Bay View, East Side and Riverwest neighborhoods.

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WasteCap opens warehouse of salvaged building materials to the public

Published July 10, 2015

For the past 15 years, Milwaukee nonprofit, WasteCap Resource Solutions has been working to not only keep building materials out of the dump, but also to conserve resources by reusing materials and, at the same time, provide employment and job training to Milwaukee residents. Now, it opens its new warehouse to the public.

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In repurposing Turner Hall floor, Stachowiak follows Godfrey's lead

Published Feb. 5, 2015

When architect Keith Stachowiak learned that the ballroom flooring at Turner Hall was being replaced, he was immediately interested. Though it wasn't salvageable for re-use as flooring, Stachowiak saved some of the boards and is giving them new life.

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Recycling cans: worth the effort?

Published Sept. 8, 2012

After 17 months of can collecting, OnMilwaukee.com's Molly Snyder recycled aluminum for the first time at a Walker's Point scrap yard. Here's the low-down on the experience which answers questions like how much does aluminum go for these days and is it really worth the effort?

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Milwaukee cracks another top 10 list

Published April 24, 2012

Milwaukee ranks high in our interest in and purchase of eco-friendly products like hybrid cars, as well as green technology such as solar panels and alternative fuels.

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Golden Eagle Log Homes rethinks its environmental impact

Published April 9, 2010

Golden Eagle Log Homes, a Wisconsin-based family business, was booming, but unfortunately, so was its waste. Recently, the second generation of owners launched a massive recycling initiative to curb the problem.