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Recycling 101 - 5.19.14


By LaVerne C. Paulson

Fri, May 16th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Recycling Education Coordinator

The last week of April was a bit on the cool side and more or less relatively damp. But Mother Nature made a few changes so many of our farmers found their way into their fields when the sun reappeared, the weather warmed up, and the soil became workable. This spring-like weather was also what the Resource Recovery Center needed for a very successful Spring Household Hazardous Waste Day in Fillmore County.

On May 6, 158 vehicles bringing hazardous waste from 225 households in Fillmore County visited the Resource Recovery Center to drop off their “donations.” I know quite a few of you are wondering what kind of “gifts” we get at HHW Day. There were several, 55-gallon drums that contained different things listed in the notice in the newspaper such as rodent poison, ant poison, moth balls, aerosol cans, herbicides, insecticides, lawn and garden fertilizers, household cleaners, oven cleaners, and unidentifiable unknowns. I must thank the people who brought in unmarked containers of liquids and then informed the staff of the container and the unknown contents. If you have a container of something that is a mystery, do not open it to see what it smells like. Just pack it carefully in a box and bring it to the next collection in October.

Did we get any paint? Each HHW Day, paint seems to be the most common item. This time we filled 13 large cardboard containers. The total volume of paint cans in these containers was somewhere between 15 and 17 cubic yards. Please allow me to state this a different way. A quick estimation of this amount could be somewhere in the vicinity of 1,800 paint cans. Yes, that is a lot of paint cans.... and we may get that many again on October 7. There should be an article sometime in September as a reminder of the upcoming HHW day.

The Fillmore County Fair will be here in July. Some of the decals on the recycling containers have been showing some wear and faded. I contacted the people at Keep America Beautiful and through a mini-grant, we will be receiving new decals for the containers. The recycling program at the fair has been quite successful in the past and I don’t expect that to change, except making it even better.

Speaking of the fair, the Fillmore Resource Recovery Center, Recycling, and Household Hazardous Waste booth will not be in the DNR building with the fish tanks this year. Yo .....
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Recycling 101 - 5.19.14

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Fri, May 16th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

By LaVerne C. Paulson Recycling Education Coordinator The last week of April was a bit on the cool side and more or less relatively damp. But Mother Nature made a few changes so many of our farmers found their way into their fields when the sun r ..... 
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Two “Trout Days” fishing contests

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

Celebrate ”Preston Trout Days” by participating in two separate fishing contests sponsored by the National Trout Center located in Preston, Minn. May 16-18 are the 2014 dates for Preston’s annual “Trout Days” celebration. Visit [Read the Rest]

Fillmore SWCD promotes Soil and Water Stewardship Week

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

The Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) reminds everyone that we all have a connection to natural resources. The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is celebrating the 59th year of Stewardship Week April 27 – May ..... 
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Highway 43 project update

Thu, Mar 27th, 2014
Posted in Peterson The Great Outdoors

PETERSON, Minn. - Last November we began a discussion about the Highway 43 reconstruction project through Rushford. At that time we said the project will begin in late April or May. We now know that the earliest the project will begin is late May. ..... 
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Spring truck weight restrictions begin March 14 for Southeast, South and Metro frost zones

Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Spring truck weight restrictions on state highways begin March 14 for Minnesota’s Southeast, South and Metro frost zones, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Winter load increases and overweight permits r ..... 
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So much snow... no where to put it

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Mar 7th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

By Angie Rodenburg Driving on Highway 43 into Rushford the other day, I couldn’t help but notice the snow drifts that towered several feet above my car. In that moment I couldn’t help but be thankful that despite the massive amount of snow we ..... 
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Winter recovery - car care

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Mar 7th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Winter has a way of wreaking havoc on our vehicles. Between the bitter cold, snow, sand, and ice it is no wonder that vehicles can encounter a whole slew of problems here in the Great White North. As we start to see the (hopefully) soon coming thaw, ..... 
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With winter trail recreation strong, DNR urges caution

Thu, Feb 20th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

With winter trail recreation up this year, the Department of Natural Resources advises people to be aware that some winter trails, such as groomed ski trails, are not open to bicyclists. “We have had a great snowmobile and cross-country ski sea ..... 
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