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WUWM's Susan Bence reports on Wisconsin environmental issues.

Recycle, Reuse, Throw Away: What Questions Do You Have About Getting Rid Of Stuff You Don't Want?

Does what you throw away land where it belongs? Send your questions about recycling, reusing, or garbage to WUWM's environmental reporter.

A pizza box, an old T-shirt, a burned-out lightbulb. This all goes into the trash bin, right?

Well, not quite.

Putting all of your plastic, glass and paper in the recycling bin might make you feel good. But unfortunately, that's not how it works.

It can be overwhelming to keep track of all the ways to “properly” dispose of things. So, send me your questions about recycling, reusing or garbage. I want to help you feel confident that what you throw away lands where it belongs.

Recycle, reuse, throw away: What questions do you have about getting rid of the stuff you don't want? Submit below.


Susan Bence entered broadcasting in an untraditional way. After years of avid public radio listening, Susan returned to school and earned a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She interned for WUWM News and worked with the Lake Effect team, before being hired full-time as a WUWM News reporter / producer.
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