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Pollution prevention initiatives 

NEW Water employs a number of pollution prevention initiatives and collaborates with community partners in efforts to prevent contaminants from making it into our waterways.

Household Hazardous Waste

NEW Water is a long-time partner and sponsor of the Brown County Household Material Recycling Facility (formerly the Household Hazardous Waste Facility). Examples of hazardous materials that can be disposed of at this facility include: antifreeze, mercury thermometers, used oil and oil filters. For more information please visit their website: Brown County Material Recycling Facility.

Medication Disposal

Unwanted and unused medication can contribute to environmental contamination, drug abuse and accidental poisonings, if not managed properly. Unused pharmaceuticals should not be flushed down the toilet - wastewater treatment facilities are not equipped to treat these materials. Collection events and drop boxes are available to ensure their proper disposal. To learn more visit: Brown County Medical Disposal Website (browncountywi.gov) or the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Dose of Reality Website (dhs.wisconsin.gov)