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Recycling 101 - 4.6.15


By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

Is this landfill garbage or is it recyclable? Where can I get rid of it? How much is it going to cost? Is this Household Hazardous Waste? If you have not contemplated one of these questions in the last few years, or perhaps the last few months, you are one of a very small group of Fillmore County residents. For most of you, here is a list of what the Resource Recovery Center in Preston will accept, and the cost of disposal, if there is a fee. Please clip this from the paper and keep it for future questions. If you have any other questions concerning the disposal of an item or two, feel free to call the Recovery Center at 507-765-4704 or e-mail me at lpaulson@co.fillmore.mn.us

•Landfill Material (no out of county waste or asbestos accepted) - $74.00 per ton, Solid Waste Management Tax - 17%, Out of County Recyclables - $86.58 per ton (no SWMT).

•White Goods/Major Appliances - $10.00 each.

•TV’s and Computer Monitors - $10.00 each.

•Tires: All tires must be dry with mud, dirt, and contaminates removed. Car and light truck - $3.00 off rim/$6.00 on rim, Large truck - $10.00 off rim/$20.00 on rim, Small tractor tire - $25.00 off rim/$50.00 on rim, Large tractor tire - $45.00 off rim/$90.00 on rim, Off road tires (spreader, combine, loader, etc.) - $50.00 off rim/$100.00 on rim.

•Fluorescent Bulbs: 4 foot or less - $.50, Over 4 foot, plus U-shaped, circular, and shielded - $1.00.

•High intensity discharge, high pressure sodium, metal halide, or mercury vapor - $2.50. CFL’s - $.50, Oil Filters: One quart or smaller - $.50, Over one quart - $1.00

•Ballasts: Non PCB containing ballasts - $.50, PCB containing ballasts - $3.50

There are two Hazardous Household Waste collection days each year in Fillmore County. They are the first Tuesday in May and the first Tuesday in October. An article usually appears in the newspaper a few weeks prior to HHW day. Look for the next one sometime in the middle of April. There is also a notice published in the paper that lists information concerning the collection of acceptable hazardous household waste.

Recyclables can be brought to the Recycling Center any day the courthouse is open. There is no charge for dropping off recyclables. The Salvation Army containers are located in the Recycling Center as well. Th .....
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Hands-on opportunities to get creative this spring

Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

Would you like to learn about gardening for wellness of body, mind and spirit with renowned garden expert David Cavagnaro, while starting your own seedlings? Maybe you want to create a copper wire sculpture of a tree, using a twist and a bend here a ..... 
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Recycling 101 - 3.23.15

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

Recycling Education Coordinator Today’s article concerns burn barrels and burning garbage in general. Even if you do not personally burn garbage, please read on. Most likely you are being affected one way or another. If you are still burning y ..... 
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Health officials recommend steps for private well owners to protect health, water

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

Properly maintaining wells that tap into groundwater is critical for protecting personal health and the resource, say state health officials. National Groundwater Awareness Week, which was observed March 8-14, was established more than two decades a ..... 
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Recycling 101 - 3.09.15

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

Most of you who read these Recycling 101 articles are interested in recycling trends and how you can improve your recycling habits. My goal as I write these articles is to assist you doing that and let you know why recycling is so very important ..... 
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Recycling 101 - 2.23.15

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

Looking back in my files, I found some information from Oberlin College in Ohio that I shared with you almost a decade ago. I am quite sure some of these numbers have changed a bit since then, perhaps for the better. Please read these and see if ..... 
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Free radon and nitrate testing

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

Radon gas is found in over half of Fillmore County homes. Radon causes lung cancer. Testing your home for radon is easy, inexpensive, and quick. To get a free radon kit you can attend the pick-up site below or download and submit a request form o ..... 
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Recycling 101

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

Recycling Education Coordinator This article will deal with the recycling of aluminum. Producing pure aluminum from bauxite ore is quite expensive. Recycling aluminum, especially beverage cans is much more economical. It takes 95% less energy to ..... 
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SMIF provides loan to Featherstone Fruits and Vegetables LLC

Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Home & Garden

RUSHFORD, MN - Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) has recently approved funding from its Small Enterprise Loan Fund to Featherstone Fruits and Vegetables in Rushford. Featherstone is a family-operated farm, owned by Jack Hedin and his ..... 
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