Madison West Green Club

The experiences of the Green Club at Madison West High School in Madison, Wisconsin as we green our school and community. Join us on our journey to sustainability!

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4/26 Meeting Summary

1) Electronic Recycling Drive last Saturday was a success! We raised $645 and collected 1 ton of ewaste! These funds will be a major help for the greenhouse project. The Madison West High Green Club would like to extend a HUGE THANKS to St. Vincent DePaul and Marianne Gariti for all the help. Our recycling drive wouldn’t have been such a success without them!

2) We started researching the GREENHOUSE!!! We discussed potential locations, took measurements, researched various greenhouses (we’re debating between a DIY or an assembly), and thought about how we were going to hook up a rain barrel to the whole setup. We want this to be 100% self sustainable.

This is SO exciting. It should be really fun to start the greenhouse project. My middle school had a garden and it was incredible to watch it bring together not only the school community, but also the neighborhood community. One major objective with the green house is that it generates enough vegetables to supply a family of 4 – we want the knowledge of conservation/how we’re planting everything to be accessible and well known to the school community. After all, not only are we working to conserve our resources, but educate others while we’re doing it! We’ll keep posting with updates and pictures!



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One more thing – check out the electronic recycling drive tab at the top of our home page for additional information to the post below! See you Saturday!

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Electronic Recycling Drive – April 20, 2013

As you can see by the countdown on the left hand sidebar, there will be an ELECTRONIC RECYCLING DRIVE this SATURDAY APRIL 20 from 8AM-1PM. This event will take place at the MADISON WEST HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER’S PARKING LOT located at the intersection of VAN HISE AVE and HIGHLAND.

As a rule of thumb, we will accept ANYTHING WITH A PLUG THAT ACCEPTS BATTERIES UNDER 75 LBS. If you have questions, feel free to send an email to

This fundraiser is a huge deal because we’re trying to raise money for a school green house! We’re asking for a suggested minimum donation of $10. Note that there is a mandatory fee of $15 for small TVs and $30 for large TVs. Last year, we managed to prevent over 2 tons of electronic waste from going into landfills. Let’s make it 5 tons this year!

Below is a list of accepted items. Please send an email to if you have an item that you’re concerned will not be accepted.

  • Computers

  • Laptops

  • Printers (desktop only)

  • Servers

  • Cables & cable boxes

  • Computer peripherals

  • Computer parts

  • Cash registers

  • Cellular phones

  • Computer peripherals

  • All computer parts

  • Christmas lights

  • Copiers

  • Cords

  • CRT monitors

  • DVD players

  • External drives (all types)

  • Fax machines & scanners

  • Keyboards

  • LCD monitors

  • Mice & pointing devices

  • MP3 players & iPods, etc.

  • Networking equipment

  • PDAs

  • Printer & toner cartridges

  • Projectors

  • Satellite dishes

  • Stereos

  • Typewriters

  • UPS units (Uninterruptible Power Supplies)

  • VCRs

  • Video game consoles

  • Microwaves
  • Ink Cartridges
  • Batteries

    We are able to recycle TVs up to 75 pounds with a mandatory fee.

  •    Small TVs – 0 – 24 pounds:  $15   
  •     Large TVs – 25 – 75 pounds:  $30
    We cannot accept Console TVs 

See you Saturday! Again, feel free to email with questions.