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Waukesha County Storm Water & Recycling Community Meeting December 11, 2012 Dept. of Parks & Land Use – Land Resource Division. One Step at a Time. Communities Participating in LRD Programs. Legend. Recycling & Storm Water (32). Storm Water only (7). Recycling only (7).

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One step at a time

Waukesha CountyStorm Water & Recycling Community MeetingDecember 11, 2012Dept. of Parks & Land Use – Land Resource Division

One Step at a Time


One step at a time

Communities Participating in LRD Programs

Legend

Recycling & Storm Water (32)

Storm Water only (7)

Recycling only (7)


Recycling education outreach

Recycling Education & Outreach

  • Education Programming

    • Hosted 132 groups at county MRF for lessons and tours, totaling over 3,790 people.

      (Includes two annual Open Houses in April/Nov.)

    • Provided 101 presentations to community groups including schools, businesses, and other organizations, reaching over 4,360 people.

    • Total audience of our programs was over 8,150!


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Recycling Education & Outreach

  • Outreach

    • Made 54 appearances in community

    • Handed out literature, answered questions, promoted recycling and gave away blue bins

    • Locations included: Waukesha JanBoree, Retzer Nature Center, community libraries, Lake Country Community Fest, farmers’ markets, Oconomowoc Kids Fest, Marcus theaters, Apple Harvest Fest, Hispanic Fairs, National Night Out, Recycle Raccoon in parades...and many more!


Recycling events

Recycling Events


Program accomplishments trends updates

Program Accomplishments, Trends & Updates

  • 2012 Storm Water Education Accomplishments

  • 2012 Recycling Education Accomplishments

  • Recycling Trends

  • Regional MRF Update

  • Electronic Recycling Update

  • Household Hazardous Waste Trends & Update

  • Yard Waste Composting Update


Storm water education outreach

Storm Water Education & Outreach

  • Display used at 36 events in 16 communities

  • Presented to over 335 people

  • Held 5 rain garden workshops for 165 people

  • Maintained 23 stream monitoring sites in the County


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Storm Water Education & Outreach

  • Held 4 teacher training events with 57 teachers

  • Presented at 10 schools to 761 kids

  • Provided field experience to 7 schools and 631 kids

  • Signed Green School agreements with 4 new schools for water projects


Recycling program trends

Recycling Program Trends

**December 2012 totals are projected based on 2008-2011 averages**

**Quarter 3 WM tons are based on YTD monthly average**

**Average Revenue Share/Ton is Jan.-Oct.**


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Recycling Program Trends

**2012 totals are projected based on averages**

Recycling tons are projected to be down approximately 12%


Recycling dividends

Recycling Dividends

  • $9.716 million to communities since 2001

    • Including 2013

  • 2013 county recycling budget is $1.2 million

    • Same as 2012

  • Formula is based on three factors:

    • Base dividend prorated to each community based on State Recycling Grant eligible costs

    • Solid waste tip fee credit payment

    • Rebate incentive – tons delivered to MRF and each communities recycling rate


Recycling dividends 2001 2012

Recycling Dividends 2001-2012


Regional mrf study overview

Regional MRF – Study Overview


Electronics recycling

Electronics Recycling

2010 Total Tons = 266.5 from 3 Waukesha County Sites

2011 Total Tons = 511.5 from 8 Waukesha County Sites

47% Increase


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Electronics Recycling

  • V.A.L.U.E Contract – URT

    • Volume Acquisition and Large Uniform Expenditures

  • Extended through June 30, 2013 (2 EXT.)

  • All sites can accept electronics & appliances

  • Group A (Residential & K-12)

    • No Fees for electronics & appliances

    • Paid $0.10/pound for CPU’s & Laptops

  • Group B (Municipal/Government)

    • Pay $0.13-0.15/pound

    • Paid $0.10/pound for CPU’s & Laptops


Household hazardous waste

Household Hazardous Waste

Total program costs continue to increase and are up 14.5% since 2006.

Average cost per pound is also up 22% from $1.16/pound to $1.42 in 2011.


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Household Hazardous Waste

  • 2012 Program Funding

    • Veolia = $157,000

    • Waukesha County = $60,183

      • Funded by VEP landfill payments

      • Will increase $20,000

    • Municipalities = 33% cost share = $35,000

    • DATCP Grant = $13,340

    • Walworth Co. Estimated MOU = $2,477

    • Total 2012 Available Funding = $268,000

    • Projected Costs = $310,557.02 = (-39,100)

      In 2012 this program is projected to be approximately $39,100 over budget (for WC) and has been over budget consistently. We will be working with our municipalities and Veolia ES to make recommendations for program changes to manage costs more effectively in 2013.


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Household Hazardous Waste

  • 2012 Program Totals (January-October)

    • Total Households = 4,741

    • Total Cost = $270,428 (already over budget)

    • Total Pounds = 170,733

  • 2012 Program Averages (January-October)

    • Average cost/household = $58.70

    • Average cost/pound = $1.58

    • Average pounds/household = 36.01


Yard waste composted annually waukesha county facility in genesee

Yard Waste Composted Annually(Waukesha County Facility in Genesee)

Annual Processing Costs

Annual Tons of Yard Wastes Processed

**2012 Nov. & Dec. tons are projected based on 2011 data


County yard waste composting site

County Yard Waste Composting Site

  • Opened in fall 2004 – use finish compost for mine reclamation at county gravel pit

    • $7.50/ton tip fee/funded by REI grants

    • Used by 18-23 communities each year

  • Conditional Use permit expires in 12/31/12

    • Extension to 10/31/13 – no more compost needed

  • RFP underway – January 2013 bids

  • New site? New funding? Stay tuned….

    • If site found, county will help with transition/$


2013 work planning

2013 Work Planning

  • Storm Water Workshop

  • DNR SW Education Grant

  • Newsletter

  • Education

    • Public

    • Schools

    • Business


2013 storm water workshop

2013 Storm Water Workshop

  • Date set for April 10, 2013

  • Theme: Lessons learned in 20 years of ordinance implementation

    • Constr. erosion control & Storm water mgt.

    • Looking ahead – rule changes, technol., cultural


Wdnr storm water education grant

WDNR Storm Water Education Grant

  • 2-year (2013 - 2014) grant for $8,500

    • BMP maintenance fact sheets (3)

      • Wet detention, Infiltration, Bioretention BMPs

      • Draft reviewers?

    • Purchase of permanent storm drain markers

      • Communities that want to try it?


Annual newsletter

Annual Newsletter


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Annual Newsletter

  • 4-page newspaper

    • Similar format to previous years but with fresh look

    • Will mail in January instead of August

  • Geo-Coding by zip codes

    • Mailed 112,279 in 2011

    • Saved unnecessary printing of 10,470 & $1,747

  • Community events/projects

  • Recycling & storm water articles

  • Do you have ideas for newsletter articles?

    • Include ideas in the community survey

    • Complete survey by December 14th


Public programs

Public Programs

  • Education & Outreach

  • Coordinated Media Campaign

  • Education Materials

  • Presentations

  • Outreach Displays & Information

  • Household Hazardous Waste

  • Composting

  • Special Events

  • Public Place & Parks Recycling


Teachers student programs

Teachers & Student Programs

  • Professional Development

    • Wisconsin Education Innovations

  • Presentations and Assemblies

  • Green Schools Program

  • School Recycling Assistance

  • Field Trips (funding available)

    • Promote combined water/recycling


Business education

Business Education

  • Green Business Initiative

    • Work with & promote in collaboration with Oconomowoc & Pewaukee Chambers

  • Business Assessments

  • Chamber of Commerce Membership

    • Join one new chamber and maintain membership in three total

    • Attend chamber networking events, provide presentation, outreach at events, provide information for newsletters & publications


Community web links

Community Web Links

  • Check your website links

    • Be sure it is connected to WC

  • Use our short URLs

    • Example: www.waukeshacounty.gov/householdrecycling

  • Website

    • Recycling (Increased 22% from 2011-2012)

      • 2011 = 19,782 unique visitors

      • 2012 = 24,055 unique visitors

    • Water (Increased 28% from 2011-2012)

      • 2011 = 6088

      • 2012 = 7829


  • Retrac training

    ReTRAC Training

    • Refresher on effectively using ReTRAC software from 9-10 am on March 6thin our IT training room for all 37 municipalities. 

      • The course will provide an overview on the mechanics of data entries for tonnages and DNR report costs and will also demonstrate the vast array of reports that are available through the ReTRAC website. 

      • Recycling and solid waste info for all municipalities are stored in ReTRAC, allowing these reports to be easily tailored to your community and provide a good historical perspective of your R&SW program. 

        Please call Marcia at 262-896-8302 to register


    Community surveys

    Community Surveys

    • Community events in 2013

    • Input on annual newsletter

    • Educational & outreach for 2013

    • Electronics recycling program

    • HHW Program

    • Composting services

    • Collection (Hauling) contracts

    • Storm Water Programs/Publications

      On-line survey – please complete by 12/14/12

      Will be emailed December 12 with a link


    Thank you

    Thank You!

    Upcoming Public Education & Outreach Events

    January

    • Jan 19 – Retzer Vermicomposting

    • 19-20- Janboree

      February

    • 24-Oconomowoc Winter Farmer’s Market Booth

      March

    • 9-Pewaukee Community Fair

    • 10- Oconomowoc Winter Farmer’s Market booth

    • 23-Lake Country Community Fest-Arrowhead HS

      April

    • 20-MRF Open House

    • 22-27- Retzer Earth Day activities

    • 23-6:30 pm Compost Workshop New Berlin Park & Rec-Community Building

    • 25- Reuseable Transport Packaging Regional Business Workshop

      May

    • 11-Retzer Compost Bin Sale & Workshop

    • 18-Retzer Organic Lawn Care& Compost Workshops


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