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Recycling 101 7.21.14


By LaVerne C. Paulson

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in All Home & Garden

There continues to be questions concerning what is and what is not recyclable in Fillmore County. Each county in Minnesota has different lists of what can be recycled in their county. That is not to say that one way is much better than another. Recycling is a good thing no matter where you live. The main thing to remember is that the more recyclables you can keep out of the landfill, the less negative impact you will have on the environment. I hope the following paragraphs help answer some of the frequently asked questions you may have concerning recycling in Fillmore County. The more you recycle, the more material can be processed into new products.

By far, the most abundant fiber brought here to the recycling center is corrugated cardboard. The other fibers that should be recycled are newspapers and their inserts, junk mail, magazines, catalogs, phone books, box board, such as boxes from cereal, pasta, crackers, tissue paper, cake mixes, and pop, as well as computer paper, school papers, and shredded paper enclosed in a paper bag or cardboard box. These paper products are not meant to be burned or buried, they should be recycled. Your paper products should be kept clean and dry. Paper egg cartons, fridge packs, any boxes from frozen food, and soiled parts of take home pizza boxes are not recyclable.

We get a lot of plastic containers. Please rinse these out and throw away the caps of bottles. The caps melt at a different temperature and contaminate the useable plastic. Pop and water bottles are highly recyclable, but a very large percentage of them are still ending up in landfill. Margarine, Cool Whip, cottage cheese, and yogurt containers (#5) have unrecyclable additives in them and are not recyclable at this time, but most of these can be used for storage or given to churches to take extra food home after a meal is served. If your container has a 1 or a 2 in the “chasing arrows” symbol on the bottom, we want it. The amber pill bottle from the pharmacy should go to the landfill. Children’s toys, lawn furniture, PVC pipe, flower pots, and car parts, are not recyclable. Plastic grocery bags should be taken back to a store that collects them.

Most recyclable glass is in the form of bottles and jars. Rinse and remove the lids. The metal lids are also recyclable. All colors of glass are acceptable. We cannot recycle window panes, mirrors, drinking glasses, coffee mugs, incandescent light bulbs, canning jars, d .....
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Recycling 101 6.30.14

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in All Home & Garden

In a few short weeks, the Fillmore County Fair will be upon us. The dates of the fair are July 22 through July 26. A great number of Fillmore County residents attend the fair and hundreds participate by exhibiting 4-H and open class projects. Man ..... 
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More events scheduled for Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers’ Market

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Home & Garden

The upstart market, now in its second season, has seen a surge of interest. The 25-vendor market is continuing to grow in size and offerings. The product list now includes fruit, vegetables, herbs, wild edibles, honey, maple syrup, canned goods, bre ..... 
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More events scheduled for Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers’ Market

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Home & Garden

The upstart market, now in its second season, has seen a surge of interest. The 25-vendor market is continuing to grow in size and offerings. The product list now includes fruit, vegetables, herbs, wild edibles, honey, maple syrup, canned goods, bre ..... 
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Recycling 101 - 6.9.14

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in All Home & Garden

I started writing this article in January when information concerning the bottle bill often made the news and was discussed at length. Since then, several groups throughout the state have voiced their opinions, for one reason or another, against suc ..... 
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“Little changes add up to big savings” in summertime home cooling

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in All Home & Garden

As we all look forward to warmer days and the May flowers, there is no doubt that we will probably go from one extreme to another in the coming months of our Minnesota climate. Late April snow will morph into warm, sunny days. While it might be a cur ..... 
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Recycling 101: Fillmore County gears up for spring Household Hazardous Waste Day

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in All Home & Garden

This past January, I shared some information with you concerning Household Hazard Waste and mentioned there would be another article appearing a few weeks prior to the 2014 spring collection date. Here it is. As usual, Spring Household Hazardous Wa ..... 
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Finding and reporting Minnesota’s noxious weeds

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in All Home & Garden

As preparations begin for this year’s growing season, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) encourages people to learn about, look for, and report Minnesota’s noxious weeds. The MDA, as the regulatory agency for managing noxious weeds, ..... 
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Chatfield couple brings home back to life

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Home & Garden

Every day Melissa Wood drove by the house at 25 Fillmore Street in Chatfield, Minn. She fell in love with the large home on a corner lot and saw its potential. The majority of the population would most likely have looked at the home that was for s ..... 
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