information about waste and recycling at ACH Foam Technologies

Styrofoam

      ACH Foam Technologies, not only makes Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) or Styrofoam, but they recycle it too.

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RADON IS SPOOKY

Radon doesn’t rattle chains or say, “Boo!” But it is the leading cause of lung cancer among people who have never smoked. Radon is a naturally-occurring, invisible radioactive gas which can be controlled in any home. The only way to know the radon level is to measure. Do it yourself or hire a professional. About […]

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Well Water User Survey Update

More than 400 area residents have completed a survey about well water and more are needed. “I’m proud to say we have amazed the researchers helping us in River Falls with the tremendous participation of area residents so far,” says Diana Hammer Tscheschlok, Community, Natural Resource, and Economic Development Educator with the University of Wisconsin-Extension, […]

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Entrepreneurship Educator Joins UW-Extension Fond du Lac County

Mike Winkler has recently joined UW-Extension Fond du Lac County as an Entrepreneurship Educator. His work will be centered on teaching Going Solo workshops for community members interested in starting their own businesses, honing their basic business skills, and exploring the idea that “everyone is an entrepreneur.” Of special emphasis will be service to traditionally […]

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Dip Into Lakes Videos

Videos from the Dip Into Lakes seminar series are now available online at the links below or on DVD. A DVD can be purchased for $5 (cash or check) by contacting the UW-Extension. Getting to Know Lakes by Chad Cook, UW-Extension Natural Resources Educator Winnebago Natural History by Art Techlow, WDNR Winnebago System Fisheries Biologist […]

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New Recycling Guidelines

Earlier this month, the City of Fond du Lac & Fond du Lac County Energy Communications Team learned about updates in recycling processes from Waste Management. Much about recycling has changed in recent years due to improved technology and increased demand for recycled materials. For example, plastic water bottle caps CAN be recycled now as […]

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Latino Family Group Interviews

The most recent census recorded a 123% increase in the Latino population in Fond du Lac County between 2000 and 2010. In an effort to learn more about these newcomers, Fond du Lac County held five structured conversations with about 50 Latino residents in the winter of 2012. The results are presented in this Latino […]

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Teens can have a fun summer and still remain safe

Summer can be a special time for teens filled with camp, vacations, heady romance, summer jobs, boredom and lots of free time. For parents, however, summer vacation presents unique concerns that differ from those of the routine school year – how to manage ALL that free time and feel confident your teen is safe, while trying to maintain your own regular work […]

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October 4-H Family Times Newsletter

The 2013-2014 year promises to bring fun, excitement, creativity and plenty of learning opportunities for 4-H youth and adults as we celebrate the Centennial of 4-H in Wisconsin.  Highlights of the October 4-H Family Times newsletter are: celebrating National 4-H Week – October 6-12; plans to make the centennial a memorable event; annual leader training for […]

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Safe Home Food Preservation

There is nothing quite like home-canned tomatoes or crisp family-favorite dill pickles.  Preserving food from your garden or farmers market is not only rewarding but can make for easy and delicious family meals later on.  For information on preserving food safely go to: http://www.foodsafety.wisc.edu   To ensure that food is properly and safely canned, make […]

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