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Recycling & Garbage information for a greener Union Grove:

As we know we have a new garbage service. Which is Johns Disposal phone number is 262- 473- 4700. Residents must call this number for large item pick up once a month.

Anything that does not fit in your BROWN CART is considered a large item. Such as appliances, furniture, rolled carpet in four foot lengths. Remember it is up to the resident to call the number above.

Yard waste pickup is March through November curbside pickup the last Friday of the month. All yard waste must be in paper bags or reusable containers. Place containers on curb by 6am.

Recycling is every other week place in the GREEN CART. The only item that is to be put in a secured clear plastic bag is shredded paper. All Other recyclables are be mixed in cart Such as newspaper, cardboard tin cans ,aerosol cans, steel cans, glass bottles and jars plastic 1 – 7, milk and soup containers, and empty and dried paint cans. No Styrofoam, No garbage of any kind shall not go in the Green cart!!

The BROWN CART is for garbage items such as food waste and regular household trash don’t put recyclables yard waste, electronics, construction material in this cart.

Cart placement arrows on the lid must face the street. Cart should be 3 ft from street and on side of drive way Recyclables on the other side of drive way every other week keep carts at least 6 ft from mailboxes, vehicles or other objects Carts must be out by Tuesday at 6am for pickup. Plastic bag recycling can be taken to area groceries store such as Piggly Wiggly, Walmart and Pick N Save, to name a few. The bags must be dry and clean.

Water Conservation:  
Find and fix any water leaks inside and outside.  Besides costing you a lot more money, water is just being wasted! When outside use a hose with a nozzle to water your flowers, garden or grass.  When washing a car, don’t let the water run, make sure you have the nozzle to stop the water!  When brushing your teeth, turn off the water, when shaving fill the sink with water and just rinse the razor.  When doing dishes, if using a dishwasher make sure it is filled up, when washing in the sink just fill the sink with soap and water, do not leave the water running.  Not only will these few tips save water it will also save you money on your water bill!

Electric Conservation:
First and utmost turn off the lights when leaving a room!!  Turn down the thermostat, and turn off televisions and/or radios that no one is using!  You will save money and energy!

Fun facts on Recycling: 

Americans use 2,500,000 plastic bottles every hour remember to put them with your commingled glass, cans and plastics bin.  Americans also use 85,000,000 tons of paper a year ;about 650 pounds of paper per person. Most of it consists of junk mail and packaging. So do your part and put it in the paper recycling bin. Remember to break down all cardboard containers before putting them out for recycling

Dog Park and walking your dog information:

You should be picking up after your dog when you are walking your dog or visiting the dog park. Why? Well it is gross to see dog waste left not picked up it doesn’t dissolve  by itself. There are a lot of diseases and parasites in dog waste. Did you know? It bad for your dog when they come in contact with the waste by rolling in it step in it etc. It is very unpleasant by all means.Did you know it is against the law to not pick up after your dog ! You could be fined .So pick up after your dog to avoid spreading disease and possible being fined So next time you go for a walk grab a plastic bag and when you visit the dog park they are provided there.So do your part and pick up after your dog!

Stay alert:

Make sure your vehicles, houses, garages and sheds are all locked.  Keep all packages out of site.  Always be aware of your surroundings!  When driving, please slow down when conditions are poor and always watch for children either coming to or going from school. Call 911 for an emergency and in a non-emergency situation call 262-886-2300

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at tmallach@uniongrove.net

Think GREEN for a Greener Union Grove!