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Recycling 101 - 7.18.16


By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Jul 18th, 2016
Posted in Preston Home & Garden

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Recycling Education Coordinator

The Fillmore County Fair will be held from July 19 through July 24. A great number of Fillmore County residents attend the fair and hundreds participate by exhibiting 4-H and open class projects. Many people attend the fair to watch the judging of the cattle, sheep, chickens, ducks, geese, hogs, rabbits, horses, and goats. Others enjoy the grandstand events, commercial exhibits, fine arts, gardening, flowers, and needlework, as well as the varied 4-H projects.

One thing almost all of the fairgoers enjoy is the food. The 4-H clubs serve up some great food and plenty of it. Then there are the brats, the pork burgers, cotton candy, mini donuts, and hot dogs. Of course, all that delicious, fat free food has to be washed down with a bottle of pop or water. When you have finished your snack, simply toss the napkin and bottle cap into a garbage container, and drop the empty bottle into one of the many recycling containers located throughout the fairgrounds. Just look for of the blue signs with the “chasing arrows” symbol on it, and there should be a recycling container close by.

Since we started the latest recycling project several years ago, we have collected thousands of bottles and cans that would have otherwise found their way into the landfill. These containers are made into toys, insulation, decking, lawn furniture, or car parts. Recycling your bottles and cans shows the people of our county as well as visitors from around Minnesota and two neighboring states that the residents of Fillmore County support recycling and do indeed care about the environment. Bottles and cans are not garbage, they are recyclables... and most of you know there is a big difference.

The recycling booth will again be located in the west end of the commercial building. Just look for the large white Fillmore County Recycling sign with the black letters. There will be numerous items on display, some recyclable, some not, for you to sharpen and improve your recycling habits. There will also be copies of the most recent Fillmore County Single Stream Recycling Guide. It contains almost everything you need to know about what is recyclable and what is not in Fillmore County. Please pick one up so you can become even more aware of what to recycle.

I will be at the fair each day, so if you have any questions or comments concerning recycling in Fillmore .....
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Recycling 101

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Jun 6th, 2016
Posted in All Home & Garden

Fillmore County residents contact me by phone, e-mail, or in person, with questions they have concerning recycling. Some of these questions are asked quite frequently. Today I will answer several of them and others will appear in another article ..... 
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Recycling 101

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, May 23rd, 2016
Posted in All Home & Garden

About 40% of Minnesota garbage is organic waste, and much of this making up your landfill garbage is quite compostable right in your own back yard. But, why would you want to compost your garbage? Well, perhaps it is fun, perhaps it is relatively ..... 
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Operation Round Up grants $4,100 to local causes

Mon, Apr 4th, 2016
Posted in Rushford Home & Garden

RUSHFORD, MN, March 14, 2016 — Tri-County Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up Trust Board met on February 26 and elected to donate $4,100 to the following worthy organizations: • $1,100, Goodview Elementary School, for Engino model set ..... 
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Harmony Public Library/Harmony Community Garden plots available

Mon, Mar 28th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Home & Garden

The Harmony Community Garden is now accepting applications for their 2016 gardening season. Four by eight-foot raised bed plots are available for $20 for the first plot, and $10 for additional plots. Eight 2x8-foot wheelchair or standing plots are a ..... 
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Recycling 101

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Feb 29th, 2016
Posted in All Home & Garden

This is the first of three articles concerning the three most common beverage containers and some information on how they are produced as well as why we perhaps prefer one, rather than the others. The three types of recyclable containers are, as yo ..... 
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BOM is the bomb in Harmony

Mon, Feb 22nd, 2016
Posted in Harmony Home & Garden

Boutique on Main, otherwise known as BOM, is one of the newest and neatest shops located on the main street of Harmony, Minn. Katie Lewis and Kelly Grabau have loved doing different types of crafts for several years and spent many weekends at cr ..... 
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Recycling 101 - 2.8.16

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Feb 8th, 2016
Posted in All Home & Garden

By LaVerne C. Paulson Recycling Education Coordinator Today’s tin cans, as we know them, are not made of tin, but are actually made of steel. Tin cans that were really made of tin were being used in the early 1800s to keep foods from spoiling as ..... 
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Recycling 101

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Jan 25th, 2016
Posted in All Home & Garden

This article is scheduled to be published near the end of January, but it is still not too late to modify some of your recycling habits. I am quite sure that a majority of the residents of Fillmore County who recycle, do so quite well. Some, inclu ..... 
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