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Wisconsin County Hands Out “Oops Tags” to Residents for Improper Recycling

Outagamie County Recycling and Solid Waste in Wisconsin is giving pamphlets to residents who flub their recycling, hoping to educate them for the next collection.

September 15, 2023

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Outagamie County Recycling and Solid Waste in Wisconsin is giving pamphlets to residents who flub their recycling, hoping to educate them for the next collection.

If the company finds that a resident’s recycling has something that shouldn’t belong in the bin, it will leave behind a small, educational tag. The tag, not a penalty, lists items that should not be thrown in with one’s recycling.

“People think it's a parking ticket on your recycling, it’s nothing like that,” said Jordan Hiller, Outagamie County Recycling and Solid Waste. “Just to give you a heads up, hey, to keep these out of your cart for next time.”

Hiller went on to remind residents that there is no penalty for receiving an “Oops Tag” and that it’s just to serve as a reminder. However, Outagamie County is performing better than the national residual rate at 9% compared to 20-25% for the rest of the nation.

“We're very proud of that fact. And a lot of that has to do with our residents who are sending in the right material. And we want to keep that when to keep that trend going,” Hiller said.

Read the full article here.

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