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WasteCap Resource Solutions latest results
WasteCap Resource Solutions and its clients have diverted 273,912 tons of construction and demolition waste from landfills, which is 98.6 pounds per person in the state of Wisconsin. An equivalent of 127,796 trees has been saved by recycling wood and cardboard. WasteCap Resource Solutions’ construction and demolition projects are currently achieving an average 74.6% recycling rate.
WasteCap in the news
Waste & Recycling News: WasteCap creates online recycling documentation site
WasteCap Webinar Series 2010
WasteCap will be hosting a series of educational webinars in 2010 with a range of interesting topics, speakers and industry updates. Keep an eye out for registration information for webinars such as:
Keeping up with Municipal Ordinances for Recycling – Tuesday, May 11, 11 a.m.
Tips for Writing RPFs for Deconstruction – Thursday, June 24, 11 a.m.
How to Select the Best Waste Hauler – Tuesday, July 10, 11 a.m.
Emerging Market: Asphalt Shingles Recycling – Wednesday, September 8, 11 a.m.
Call for Webinar Speakers and Sponsors
Are you interesting in sharing your expertise as a speaker on a WasteCap webinar? Or, would your company like to sponsor a webinar and get exposure to leaders from across the industry? Please contact WasteCap at (414) 961-1100 or email@example.com for more information about how to get involved with the WasteCap webinar series.
WasteCapTRACE is online
WasteCapTRACE is now available for subscription at www.wastecaptrace.org. WasteCapTRACE is WasteCap’s new online documentation program that allows users to track ongoing construction and demolition debris recycling and document the results. The program streamlines recycling tracking and documentation. It saves time and resources on every project by reducing time spent calling haulers, tracking numbers and calculating results. It also gathers information required by governmental entities and certification programs (including LEED and Green Guidelines for Healthcare) and provides an easy way for you to comply with documentation requirements.
WasteCap will be hosting FREE, online demonstrations to introduce WasteCapTRACE. Please join us to learn more about the program.
Register for an upcoming session:
A special thank you to those organizations that made generous donations for our new office: ArtSource, Inc., BSI, Kohler, White Glove Group, Velcheck & Finger Roof Consulting & Service, McWilliams Burgener Architecture, Gietl Sign Co., Jim Birmingham and Broad Street Coffee.
Are you willing to make a tax-deductable donation? WasteCap is still looking for these office donations:
kitchen cabinets, counter top for kitchen cabinets, refrigerator, a plumber to install a sink and dishwasher, and cabinets and countertops for workroom. Please call (414) 961-1100 to discuss a possible donation.
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Construction & Demolition Recycling Training & Accreditation
This day-long training provides the skills to develop, manage, monitor, document and promote a successful recycling program for construction and demolition debris. Participants receive three-year Accreditation in Construction Waste Recycling and training to obtain LEED construction waste management points.
This C&D Recycling Training program is eligible for continuing education credits for LEED Accredited Professionals. Any LEED Professional who has taken an approved course after July 8, 2009 should save their ‘certificate of completion’ for that course as verification for credit reporting.
March 16 – Hosted by ABC of MN, St. Cloud, MN
April 13 – Hosted by ABC of MN, Fargo, ND
April 22 – Hosted by Dunwoody College, Minneapolis, MN
May 19 – Hosted by USGBC MN, Minneapolis, MN
June 8 – Hosted by the Milwaukee Housing Authority, Milwaukee, WI
Reserve Your Spot Today
Register online at http://www.wastecap.org/services/training-registration/ or by phone at (414) 961-1100
WI Integrated Resource Management Conference
WasteCap Executive Director Jenna Kunde was part of a panel discussion on Thursday, February 25, at the Wisconsin Integrated Resource Management Conference. Panelists discussed the 20th anniversary of Wisconsin’s Recycling Law. The conference, sponsored by AROW (Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin), SWANA (Solid Waste Association of North America-WI Badger Chapter), and WCSWMA (Wisconsin County Solid Waste Management Association), took place from February 24 to February 26 in Wisconsin Dells.
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Welcome to our most recent new and returning members:
Thank you to our members for your support of WasteCap and for sharing the vision of transforming waste into resources. WasteCap is always in need of support from new members. Please consider starting a relationship with WasteCap today.
For a complete list of WasteCap’s members please visit here
Read about member benefits or sign up to be a member here
Can’t commit to a membership? WasteCap will graciously accept donations of any value. Please call (414) 961-1100 for more information on how to make a donation. Your generosity will be greatly appreciated as it will allow us to continue working toward our mission.
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Greater Fox Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore starting pilot recycling program, looking for help with material processing
The Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore will soon implement a pilot recycling program in order to provide countertops to the Habitat Homes it serves.
The ReStore will take porcelain and glass that has been donated and turn those materials into custom terrazzo countertops for use in Habitat for Humanity Homes. The ReStore has a company that is willing to manufacture the countertops, but they need help processing the materials; specifically, crushing the porcelain and glass into size 0, 1 and 2 only. Any companies willing to work with the ReStore on this innovative program will be recognized for their work and mentioned in the grant proposal.
In addition, the ReStore is looking for help with chipping the lumber and cardboard that is donated to the store. This would be an ongoing recycling effort at the ReStore. If you are interested in helping with either project, please contact Megan Thiel, ReStore VISTA, at (920) 967-8907 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Habitat for Humanity ReStore
The Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore sells new and used home improvement materials to the public at discounted prices. Materials are donated by both the public and private sector, and include items such as cabinets, lighting and plumbing fixtures, doors, lumber, flooring, paint and windows. All proceeds from ReStore benefit the mission of the Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity, which then uses these funds to build simple, decent, affordable housing in the Fox Cities Area for families in need.. Through the donation process, thousands of tons of materials are diverted from the landfill each year.
For more information, please contact Megan Thiel, ReStore VISTA, at (920) 967-8907 or email@example.com.
State recycling association recognizes legislator’s leadership
The Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin (AROW) recognized Senator Mark Miller (D-Monona) for his contributions to recycling, waste reduction and product stewardship in the Wisconsin Dells on Wednesday, February 24th during the Wisconsin Integrated Resource Management Conference.
“It is with great pleasure that AROW recognizes Senator Miller,” said AROW Executive Director, Toral Jha. “AROW and its members are grateful for his long-time commitment to ensuring the passage of Wisconsin’s Electronics Recycling Law – which, for the first time in 20 years, truly shifts how materials are managed at the end of their useful life.”
The recognition celebrates Senator Miller’s nearly ten-year effort to develop an electronics recycling infrastructure in Wisconsin. As of January 1, 2010, manufacturers of video display devices, computers and printers that are sold to households are required to assume responsibility for the collection and proper recycling of electronic devices such as computers, televisions, printers, and fax machines. Also, beginning September 1, 2010, landfilling or incineration of certain electronic devices will be prohibited.
“I am honored to be recognized by AROW for my work to protect Wisconsin’s environment,” said Senator Miller. “Our state’s recycling industry is robust and I am grateful for the important and significant contribution of its members toward the recent passage of electronic recycling legislation.”
The law is based on the principles of product stewardship developed in conjunction with other Midwest states – an approach that encourages producers to take responsibility for minimizing all of the life-cycle impacts of a product and its packaging. Wisconsin is the 20th state to pass legislation mandating statewide electronics recycling. The bill is expected to contribute to the Wisconsin economy by creating opportunities for new businesses and jobs and ensuring the recovery of valuable natural resources.
About the Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin (AROW)
Founded in 1990, AROW is an association representing Wisconsin’s recycling, waste reduction and sustainability professionals. The organization provides leadership through education, advocacy, and collaboration and promotes effective, efficient and sustainable material recovery initiatives. For details on AROW, its positions and programs visit www.arow-online.org.
Danielle Pellitteri named VP of Sales & Marketing at Pellitteri Waste Systems
WasteCap Member and Accredited Professional Danielle Pellitteri was recently promoted to Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Pellitteri Waste Systems. In her new position, Danielle will be responsible for leading and overseeing the Pellitteri sales department and making the company’s marketing decisions.
"The keys to long-term success in a family business like ours are professional management, hard work, and dedication to serving the needs of our customers,” says President Tom Pellitteri. “Danielle brings those qualities to the forefront of our next generation of ownership."
Danielle holds a B.A. in business from Bethel University with an emphasis in marketing and small business management. She is a WasteCap Resource Solutions accredited professional in construction and demolition debris recycling and a member of the Environmental Industry Associations Women’s Council.
About Pellitteri Waste Systems
Pellitteri Waste Systems is a family owned and operated business located in Madison, WI, and has provided service in the area for over 70 years. The company's comprehensive Waste Recovery Systems, Automated Residential Service, and Confidential Paper Shredding Services are designed to accommodate the needs of any business, municipality or homeowner. Their Document Destruction Division offers the highest level of security and is AAA Certified by the National Association of Information Destruction.
For more information about Pellitteri Waste Systems visit www.pellitteri.com or contact Pellitteri Waste Systems at (608) 257-4285.
Tri-North Builders expands operations on West Coast
WasteCap member Tri-North Builders, a nationwide general construction/construction management firm, is proud to announce that they have opened a new California office. The addition of the California office is part of a growth strategy of increasing services in existing territories while adding service in new territories.
Tri-North Builders has continued to expand their client base over the past 30 years. In that time, they have gone from one office in Madison, WI, which remains their corporate headquarters, to four offices located throughout the country. In order to serve the West Coast more efficiently and with greater convenience, Tri-North Builders has decided to open their fourth office in California. The addition of the California office will allow Tri-North Builders to expand operations along the West Coast while balancing their market penetration and maturity in existing markets.
“This is an exciting change for us,” Tom Thayer, President of Tri-North Builders says. “We are proud to be able to expand our portfolio to include more West Coast building projects and look forward to playing a larger role in that territory.”
About Tri-North Builders
Founded in 1981 in Madison as a General Contracting firm, Tri-North Builders has grown to become one of the largest construction companies in the United States. With a focus in Commercial, Healthcare, Hospitality, Institutional, and Retail Construction, Tri-North Builders currently works throughout the US and Canada. They are a “Green Building Leader” in their industry, with offices to better serve their clients in Madison, Milwaukee, Dallas and San Francisco.
To learn more about Tri-North Builders, visit www.Tri-North.com or contact Robert Thayer at (608) 271-8717.
Free Resource Recycling Subscriptions Available
Resource Recycling publishes three free e-newsletters each week that are full of important recycling news, feature stories and interesting tidbits. The Resource Recycling e-news focuses on issues of importance to those involved in municipal waste management. Plastics Recycling Update looks at the key factors in polymer recovery efforts. E-Scrap News is the only newsletter targeting electronics recycling. You can receive a newsletter(s) by sending a subscription request to firstname.lastname@example.org.