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 Established in 1981, Recycling Connections is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit supported through service contracts, grants, product sales, and donations for waste reduction, recycling, and resource conservation. 

Meet The Team

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Karin Sieg,

Executive Director

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Karin Sieg

Karin Sieg

Angie Lemar,

Program Director

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Kelly Adlington,

Project Coordinator

Kelly Adlington

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Susan Schuller, Development, Education, & Outreach Coordinator

Susan Schuller

Angie Lemar

History

In 1981 member groups such as the League of Women Voters, Stevens Point Area Co-op, CAP Services, Izaak Walton League, and local service clubs such as boy scout troops and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point environmental groups all came together to form a cooperative. These groups conducted curbside collection programs throughout the City of Stevens Point, as well as helped maintain drop-offs in Stevens Point, Plover, Whiting, Amherst, and Rosholt in the early years. Items collected included aluminum, glass, mixed papers, cardboard, plastics, used motor oil, and vehicle batteries.

In 1983 the organization became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit under the name Intra-State Recycling Corporation (ISRC) and hired its first part-time staff person. Initially all labor was completed manually, however in 1986 equipment became part of the operations. The organization discontinued all curbside collections in 1989, but continued processing recyclables under a contract with the Portage County Solid Waste Management Board. In 1992 they discontinued processing as well, as Portage County began plans for building and operating their own Material Recovery Facility, which is now located in Plover, WI.

 

After 1992, ISRC’s focus changed to education and programming and with a broader message that included waste reduction and composting. The organization also began working with other municipalities, organizations, and state agencies on a wide variety of solid waste management related projects. In 2004 the organization was renamed, this time to Recycling Connections Corporation, to better reflect the mission, programs, and services.

In 2016 we celebrated 35 years as an organization. Click here to learn more about how we celebrated.

Current Board:

Dave Barbier  (President)
Sustainability Coordinator - University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

 

Jen McNelly (Vice President)

Portage County Groundwater Specialist


Dennis Kaster (Secretary/Treasurer)
Advanced Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine

 

Tom Baldischwiler
Community Member - retired

Sam DeRoche

Community Member - Stevens Point

Marcus Gamoke

Busy Bee Compost

Robert Good, Jr.

Ruby Coffee Roasters

Brandon Knudtson

Hilltopper Refuse & Recycling Services, Inc.

Celia Sweet

Community Member - Stevens Point

Board of Directors

Recycling Connections is governed by a board of directors, each holding a two-year term. 

If you are interested in a board position please contact Karin Sieg at 715.343.0722 or karin(at)recyclingconnections.org

OUR MEMBERSHIPS

Midwest Renewable Energy Association

Promoting clean energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living through education and demonstration since 1990.

Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin

Serving Wisconsin's Recycling, Waste Reduction, and Sustainability Professionals 

Solid Waste Association of North America, Badger Chapter

Serving solid waste professionals throughout Wisconsin. 

 Recycling Connections ~  1100 Main Street-Ste 120, PO Box 91, Stevens Point, WI 54481 ~ 715.343.0722       
A nonprofit connecting people, resources, and communities to promote waste reduction, reuse, recycling and resource conservation

© 2020 Recycling Connections Corporation

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