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Closing on a Home and Tips on Keeping Clean Out Costs Low

Keep home clean-out costs low by separating the “keep” pile from the “junk” pile.  Providing clarity to the junk guys on what goes vs. what stays keeps the haulers moving. By keeping the haulers moving you keep hours down and the costs low. Have a plan for big stuff removal like appliances, exercise equipment, bulky …

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Making Bins Count

Bins, Bins, Bins. Re. Re. Re. rah. rah.rah. We have a bin at the neighborhood cafe that looks much like a bucket. Nothing wrong with buckets, but… is a bucket a bin. What’s s bin?  A box, frame, crib, an enclosed place. What is its purpose?

wood etch

Use wood waste to laser etch holiday gifts. All you need is some scrap wood, an idea, and access to laser technology. The Curbside Makers of Milwaukee are tinkering with a variety of ideas in this growing space. We are currently etching logos and personalized photos for friends and local businesses in Bay View.

Salvaging neighborhood wood

There is a better alternative for wood waste. The better alternative is not disposing or recycling wood waste, but re-using wood waste. I have reconstructed shelves, tables, and trash bins from modest amounts of scrap lumber. Unfortunately, as the waste infrastructure currently operates, disposal wins most of the time. The reason disposal wins most of …

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Contamination of MIlwaukee Recyclables

Working in Milwaukee communities like Bay View, Whitefish Bay, and the Third Ward, there has been an ongoing and increased participation in local sustainability efforts, particularly recycling and re-use. Unfortunately the gains made through recycling efforts may not add up to the gains reported by interested parties. The collection and reporting of recycled waste volume …

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