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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. 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, 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, the loaded potatoes, cotton candy, and mini donuts. 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 in 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 that would have otherwise found their way into the landfill. These containers are made into toys, insulation, decking, lawn furniture, or car parts. Recycling these bottles 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 are not garbage, they are recyclables...and most of you know there is a big difference.

The recycling booth is moving. This year we will 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 knowledge. There will also be copies of the almost new 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 can be recycled in Fillmore County.

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

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in All Home & Garden

By LaVerne C. Paulson Recycling Education Coordinator About 40 percent of Minnesota garbage is organic waste and much of what you send to landfill is quite compostable right in your own back yard. But, why would you want to compost your garbage? We ..... 
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