DNR recognizes Fitchburg with Excellence in Recycling Award

Photo submitted. A Fitchburg recycling truck.

On Nov. 27, the City of Fitchburg received the Recycling Excellence Award for superior performance in 2012. The award was presented to the city by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) as part of a program designed to increase community interest in recycling. The goal of the program was to reward communities for recycling, while creating friendly competition between communities to improve their programs.


Fitchburg’s Organics Collection Pilot began in April 2012 and ended in December 2013, with around 323 out of 400 households participating. The program was well received by residents and has provided a wealth of logistical information and will contribute to the success of any future city-wide household organics collection programs, the city said in a press release.


The City of Fitchburg was proud to accept the award and will continue to to strive to live up to Fitchburg’s Welcome signs that claim Fitchburg as “Wisconsin’s Recycling Leader,” the release said. The City thanked Pellitteri Waste Systems, as well as all of the residents that made the Pilot possible in the release.

If interested in more information on the Pilot program or other Fitchburg sustainability initiatives, contact Rick Eilertson, Environmental Engineer, at 270-4264 or at rick.eilertson@fitchburgwi.gov.

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