Milwaukee: WISN TV PSA for April 26 city e-waste collection





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Milwaukee television station - WISN-TV Channel 12 (ABC) created this 15 second Public Service Announcement - about Milwaukee's Great Lakes 2008 Earth Day Challenge event on Saturday, April 26 - a one-day electronic scrap collection hosted by the city of Milwaukee Department of Public Works.

Event partners include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, city of Milwaukee Department of Public Works (DPW), Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful, the Italian Community Center, Midwest Computer Recyclers and WISN TV.

For Additional Information Contact: Cecilia Gilbert, Permits & Communications Manager, 286-3261 or 708-2295 (cell)

EPA Funds Electronic Scrap Event
City Residents get Opportunity to Recycle Televisions and Electronics

Milwaukee's Great Lakes 2008 Earth Day Challenge, sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will offer City of Milwaukee residents an opportunity to recycle their old television sets. The one-day electronic scrap collection event will be held on Saturday, April 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Italian Community Center South parking lot, located at 631 East Chicago. Scrap electronics constitute the fastest growing segment of municipal solid waste stream.

Electronic waste or e-scrap may contain hazardous materials including lead, mercury and heavy metals that can pose a risk to human and environmental health through the release of toxics into the air and water. Proper disposal and recycling are needed to avoid unwanted pollution and divert waste from the landfills.

Televisions, computers and all computer accessories (monitors, printers, laptops, desktop PCs, keyboards, mice, and related cables) will be accepted. Items will be processed for reuse or recycling in an environmentally responsible manner. Any personal information left on the hard drives will be destroyed.

This event is free and open to City of Milwaukee residents, who must present an ID or copy of a bill with a Milwaukee address. The event is for residents only.

Mary A. Gade, EPA Great Lakes National Program Manager and Region 5 Administrator, stated, "EPA is counting on thousands of people in the Great Lakes basin to do their part and find a nearby collection event where they can safely get rid of their old electronics. It's a win-win situation for the public and for the Great Lakes ecosystem. This is an easy was for everyone to take part in protecting the Great Lakes."

Event partners include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, city of Milwaukee Department of Public Works (DPW), Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful, the Italian Community Center, Midwest Computer Recyclers and WISN TV.
City of Milwaukee DPW e-waste project:

April 26, 2008
From: 10 am to 2 pm
Type of event: e-Waste

Contact: City of Milwaukee Dept of Public Works Rick Meyers (414-286-2334)

Held in parking lot just south of Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee

City of Milwaukee residents are invited to bring their unwanted televisions and computer equipment to this event to get them recycled. Material will be recycled at no charge to residents of Milwaukee. No businesses please.

Milwaukee Dept. Of Public Works:
Milwaukee DPW e-Waste event page:

City of Milwaukee e-Waste event flyer:

City of Milwaukee e-Waste advertisement

City of Milwaukee event map:
Related Story from WISN News Milwaukee, WI:
WISN News Channel 12 is one of the sponsors:
Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful
Joe Wilson, executive director
414-272-5462, ext. 103

KGMB is coordinating volunteers for event on Sat., April 26, 2008 and would like volunteers.

Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful, Inc. (KGMB) is an award winning, private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Established in 1983, it has been affiliated with Keep America Beautiful, Inc. since 1985.
KGMB Links:
Milwaukee Earth Healing Initiative page:
Earth Healing Initiative Milwaukee interfaith liaison:
Rev. Brad Brown, campus pastor
Marquette University Lutheran Campus Ministry Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Pastor's blog:

MU LCM website:
Marquette University Ministry website:


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