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Waukesha County

launches recycling app

Waukesha County Recycles is a new smartphone app that offers residents information about proper recycling and disposal of a wide variety of household items.

The county contracted with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's App Brewery to develop the app. It provides detailed information on what and how to recycle items, where to take items, along with navigation to the selected location.

Residents can download the free app in the App Store or Google Play Store.

Call (262) 896-8300 for more information.

County executive hires

press secretary

Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow has welcomed a new press secretary and public information officer to his staff. Nicole Armendariz has been hired to enhance public awareness and engagement regarding Waukesha County events and initiatives.

'We are happy to have a new member of our staff on board to raise the profile of the initiatives we have been working on in Waukesha County. Nicole brings a well-rounded background in media and public relations to the team, as well as experience working with local government,' said Farrow.

Since 2013, Armendariz served as a senior communications specialist for Atkins North America, a global engineering and design consultancy. Armendariz was also a broadcast journalist for six years, producing newscasts at television stations across the Midwest, including Milwaukee.

Meijer announces

local job openings

Meijer is seeking candidates in all departments for its new Waukesha store expected to open later this summer.

The 280 positions available include clerks, cake decorators, customer service, cashiers, receiving and meat cutters. Starting pay will be based on experience level and specific skills.

Potential candidates can apply online at jobs.meijer.com/new-stores. Enter 'Waukesha' in the location search field and click search. Hourly candidates can apply by clicking on the positions listed.

Meijer leadership will screen applicants within the next few weeks and select candidates will be contacted to schedule in-person interviews.

Meijer, a retailer based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, operates 223 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin.

Small propane tanks

pose potential hazard

Waukesha County residents are asked not to place used small propane cylinders in the curbside recycling containers.

Over the last year, workers at the Waukesha County/City of Milwaukee Materials Recycling Facility have removed an average of 75 cylinders daily from the recyclables.

Propane cylinders pose a serious risk to workers and equipment because during the baling process, materials are compressed under hundreds of pounds of pressure in order to form large bales for shipping. Even when the cylinders are empty, they remain pressurized and can explode and cause a fire when compacted.

Manufacturers recommend consumers return unusable propane tanks to a local distributor. Local scrap metal collections or home improvement stores will also accept them for recycling.

Visit waukeshacounty.gov/recycling to find local dealers who will safely dispose of used or unwanted propane tanks.

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