What You Can Do
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Guide
Developed by Kenosha County UW-Extension, Kenosha/Racine Recycles is a user-friendly online guide to recycling in Kenosha and Racine Counties. Simply enter your postal code, desired driving radius, and recyclable type on the home page to find recycling locations near you. Find the recycling services provided by your municipality.
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
The household hazardous waste disposal event is held on the first Saturday of May. This is a free program that gives Kenosha County residents the opportunity to dispose of their household hazardous waste in an environmentally friendly way.
Kenosha/Racine Agricultural Clean Sweep
If you are an active farmer, owner of agricultural land, nursery, orchard or greenhouse operator in Kenosha or Racine County, you may bring in up to 200 pounds of waste free of charge. The event is held every two years. Check back for the next scheduled date.
Focus on Energy Program
Did you know that you can get free energy and water-saving products, light LED light bulbs, and high-efficiency showerheads through Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy Program? Focus on Energy helps Wisconsin residents lower their energy consumption and costs by making their homes more energy-efficient. Since 2001, Focus on Energy has provided incentives to over 2.7 million homeowners, helping them save over $202 million in energy costs and environmental benefits by making simple changes in their home.
SOLARacine is a Greening Greater Racine initiative. This is a buy program where vetted vendors chose Sunday Vest and Current Electric to recruit people and businesses to sign up for solar assessments, and track their progress to completion. Kenosha County residents are also eligible for this program.
Kenosha County Parks
Kenosha County Division of Parks continues to be a leader in sustainable practices, environmental stewardship and social advocacy with over 1,500 acres of natural areas and open space. Find your nearest park or upcoming events:
Kenosha County UW-Extension coordinates newsletters, lunch and learns, and sustainable "PED" talks for employees to learn how to implement sustainable practices at work and at home. Stay tuned for educational opportunities in 2017.
Kenosha County employees engage with UW-Extension educators at a nutrition-themed "PED" talk at the Kenosha County Center.
Kenosha County employee Greg Fliss is presented a money savings kit from We-Energies at an energy savings lunch and learn.
Kenosha County Government Recycling Program
Kenosha County has an active internal recycling program within each facility. Employees are responsible for managing their office recyclables. Additionally, Facilities maintains recycling scrap bins for brass, copper, aluminum, steel and batteries. Employees interested in learning more about unique ways to reduce office waste through composting should contact the Kenosha County UW-Extension office.