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live at home For more area recycling information, visit pwht A Green way to Clean Celebrate Earth Day all year by disposing of unwanted household items at these environmentally conscious locations around town By Angie Davies Dane County Clean Sweep When you can't throw it away or recycle it, Clean Sweep is the answer. Working to keep products out of landfi lls, they accept hazardous household materials free of charge. What they accept: Oil-based paints and paint-related products, pesticides and poisons, household products contain- ing organic solvents, ignitable items, aerosols, and rechargeable batteries Location: 2302 Fish Hatchery Rd., Madison Contact: A New Perspective In the 22 years since Willow Creek fi rst opened its doors, the home furniture and accessory store has evolved steadily from its beginnings in a cozy Sun Prairie shop to its current airy locale on Madison's west side. But its attitude has remained consis- tent: Bright, cheerful and a one-stop shop for a host of home design needs. And as spring transitions to summer, it's an ideal place to fi nd inspiration for reviving your winter weary interiors. "[Th is] is the perfect time to bring life back into your home," says Cindy Bentley, who runs the store alongside her co-own- er (and sister) Jeri Hinkley. Th e duo agrees that looking for easy décor additions is the best way to breathe a little life into a room. "Pillows, throws, small area rugs," Bent- ley lists quickly. "Or even a new furniture arrangement." If home style decisions like these have Willow Creek brings seasonal cheer into your home décor the pieces of your home are that you can't see it another way," Bentley says. "We can come in and give a new perspective." As you open your windows and re-imag- ine your spaces, a fresh perspective may be just what you need. In short: A cheerful stop for cottage-in- spired comforts, easy décor updates and solutions to your design dilemmas along with a smattering of fashion accessories. Hinkley and Bentley's favorites: Th ose who lack a green thumb, take note: "Our silk fl orals are the best," Bentley says. "Th ey're not the plastics of years ago," Hinkley adds. you running for the hills, Bentley and Hin- kley are here to help. Th ey don't just sell furniture and accessories, they offer design services as well, taking on large projects or simply sending you out for an afternoon while they rearrange a troublesome space inside your home. "Sometimes you just get so used to where 20 BRAVA Magazine April 2012 Why you'll love it: It's a store that makes home décor easy with crafty room ar- rangements that help you envision the items in your own home. You won't be able to walk out without a piece or two that fi t your personality perfectly or a million décor ideas tucked away for later. Where to go: 601 Junction Rd., Madison; (608) 836-3911 or Dorn True Value Hardware In addition to fi nding the perfect tools and goods for any home project, this family-owned chain of stores collects specifi c hard-to-dispose of items for their customers, free of charge. What they accept: Fluorescent and incandescent lamps and bulbs Locations: Madison, Oregon and Sun Prairie. Find addresses online. Contact: Habitat ReStore To meet a dual mission of raising funds for Habitat for Humanity of Dane County and preventing salvageable materials from ending up in landfi lls, Habitat ReStore sells new and used building materials to the public at discount prices. What they accept: Unopened cans of paint, working appliances under 10 years old and more Location: 208 Cottage Grove Rd., Madison Contact: Resource Solutions Corp. One of the fi rst recycling companies in Wisconsin to recycle electronics, this innovative corporation offers recycling drop-off and pick-up of almost anything electronic and can even help communi- ties organize recycling events. What they accept: Appliances, computers, televisions, batteries Location: 5493 Express Circle, Madison Contact: Photo by Shanna Wolf

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