I’m at an electronics recycling center in Janesville, where dozens of old TVs are awaiting disassembly. They’re the boxy kind that you might find collecting dust in your basement. About […]
Waste Lands is a series about the things we get rid of. There's a web of pathways for things we throw away, put in a bin, or flush down the sink. Follow along with WORT reporter Nate Carlin as he explores where things go when we're done with them.
Hazardous waste conjures up images of glowing radioactive blocks and dangerous carcinogens. And it is that, but it is also so much more – hazardous waste and hazardous waste industries […]
If a landfill’s liner springs a leak, harmful chemicals can leach into the groundwater, making it unsafe to drink. Joe Lourigan is a hydrogeologist with the Department of Natural Resources, […]
A second Madison recycling truck caught fire last month. The cause, as in a similar case earlier this year, was most likely due to a lithium battery. Madison Mayor Satya […]
Every day in Madison, about 300 trucks and cars drop off a thousand tons of trash at the Dane County landfill, on Route 12 just on the other side of […]