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Recycling 101


Fri, Aug 6th, 2010
Posted in Home & Garden

Does the Fillmore County Recycling Center accept clothing for recycling? Yes, we have for many years and continue to do so today. At one time, there was a large container near the fiber section of the recycling center where you could deposit unwanted clothing. Recently, this container has been removed and replaced by six smaller green plastic containers on wheels. They are located on the north side of the recycling center and to the left as you enter the building from the west. They are the property of the Salvation Army and are transported to Rochester when filled.

Items accepted by the Salvation Army for recycling include all kinds of clothing and accessories such as shoes, belts, and purses. Shoes should be wearable and not be torn or have holes in them. Gently used household items such as towels, sheets, linens, blankets, curtains, and throw rugs can also be donated as long as they are clean. The Salvation Army will accept all clothing and linens that are clean regardless of condition.

For many years, only certain articles of clothing were considered recyclable here in Fillmore County. However, in the past few months, things have changed, and a greater variety of articles can now be donated. If you do not make frequent trips to Preston, you can take your donations directly to the Salvation Army Store in Rochester that is located next to K-Mart just off Broadway across the street from the Olmsted Medical Clinic.

How much clothing is brought to the Recycling Center in Preston to be taken to Rochester? There have been many times that these six containers fill in less than a week. The recycling of clothing, bedding, and linens keeps all this material out of the landfill. These materials are not garbage to be disposed of and buried, but are recyclable items to be used again in one form or another.

If you have any question concerning any form of recycling in Fillmore County, please feel free to contact me at lpaulson@co.fillmore.mn.us

Lanesboro Local Farm and Garden tour

Fri, Jul 23rd, 2010
Posted in Home & Garden

Want some perspective on where good food actually comes from? "Bring a camera, a cooler and unleashed curiosity," suggests Nancy Martinson, board chair of Lanesboro Local.

The Farm & Garden Tour kicks off at 11 a.m. July 31 with a trio of st ..... 
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Low interest loan for well replacement

Fri, Jul 16th, 2010
Posted in Home & Garden



The Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is planning on pursuing funding to initiate a revolving low interest loan fund for well replacement in Fillmore County. The fund will operate similar to the revolving loan fund that wa ..... 
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Recycling 101

Fri, Jul 9th, 2010
Posted in Home & Garden

Batteries...... each of us owns several electronic devices that require batteries. Three billion, yes BILLION, batteries are sold each year in the United States. That is somewhere between thirty and forty per family. We all know that sooner or later ..... 
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Recycling 101

Fri, Jul 2nd, 2010
Posted in Home & Garden

I would assume that nearly every home in Fillmore County has at least one container of medicine that is no longer wanted, needed, or has reached its date of expiration. How do you safely dispose of these excess tablets, liquids, and capsules? I am a ..... 
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Recycling 101

Fri, Jun 25th, 2010
Posted in Home & Garden

Congratulations, people of Fillmore County. Thanks to hundreds of you, the Spring Household Hazardous Waste Collection was a great success. If you were one of the participants that waited in line to drop off your "donations," you know there were a l ..... 
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2010 American Society of Landscape Architects-Minnesota Chapter Design Awards

Tue, May 11th, 2010
Posted in Home & Garden

(ASLA-MN) congratulates the following 20010 design award recipients.

Awards were presented at the awards banquet on April 23, 2010 at

International Market Square. ASLA- Indiana Chapter acted as the jury

for the awards. For more i ..... 
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Rushford Garage Sale

Fri, Apr 23rd, 2010
Posted in Home & Garden

Because of the success of our first sale, we are pleased to announce a second fundraiser garage sale in Rushford on the city wide garage sale weekend. 100 percemt of the garage sale proceeds go to the Eagles Cancer Telethon.

Our sale will be ..... 
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Recycling 101

Fri, Apr 23rd, 2010
Posted in Home & Garden

Do you have some hazardous waste hiding somewhere in your house? Almost every home in Fillmore County does. Well, here is your chance to dispose of most of it, free of charge. The Fillmore County Resource Recovery Center in Preston will be accepting ..... 
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