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Don't be Salty this Winter!

Salt Awareness Week with Waukesha County Recycling
Posted at 10:23 AM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 11:23:36-05

Here in Wisconsin we are no strangers to heavy snowfall and the resulting work to clear driveways and sidewalks. Usually, shoveling it out as best as you can and adding a good amount of salt does the trick... but what happens after the salt is down? Salt is actually harmful to our infrastructure and environment with 1 ton causing $800-$3300 in damage to bridges, buildings and other important infrastructure. In addition, 1 tbsp of salt in 5 gallons of water permanently pollutes it. So what we can do instead of salting? Analiese Smith from Waukesha County Recycling is here to explain the dangers of salt and what we can do to minimize our use this winter.

Visit, for more information and resources. Their YouTube Channel also has a variety of educational videos! Like today at 12:30 p.m. you can watch their live stream of "Salt Reduction Champions" during Salt Awareness Week.