Outagamie County Recycling & Solid Waste is making recycling a lot of fun!

Outagamie County Recycling and Solid Waste department staff have a lot of fun on their jobs. No doubt, the business of recycling is a lot of work, but they manage to break it up with a generous amount of laughter and teaching moments. Just look at their TIKTok account and you could learn more from the hilarious recycling videos than any pamphlet you have read in your life.

In this week's episode of Keep Me  Posted with Planet Aid, we had the opportunity to talk with Marissa Michalkiewicz, the department’s Recycling & Solid Waste Program Manager. She and her team member, Alexandra Nett, were awarded an AROW Award for Outstanding Achievement in Education for their outreach and education efforts for Outagamie County. The two-part discussion includes everything from the department's fun educational social media videos to their Resource Recovery Park, which serves as a drop-off site for a complete range of materials.

Outagamie County Recovery Park

The department’s mission—similar to Planet Aid’s—is to keep as many materials out of the landfill as possible. They are doing an exceptional job with their single-stream recycling methods and Recovery Park—Outagamie County Recycling and Waste Management only sends eight percent of waste to the landfills.

Discover more about their sustainable operation on the Outagamie County Recycling & Solid Waste website. See part two of our interview below.


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