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Recycling 101


By LaVerne C. Paulson

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in All Home & Garden

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Recycling Education Coordinator

The Fillmore County Resource Recovery Center gets numerous telephone calls each month from our residents wondering what it’s going to cost them to dispose of different items they no longer need or want. The last time I wrote an article containing the RRC fees was July of 2007. Perhaps an update is in order because a few changes have been made. The Resource Recovery Center is open from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 pm daily, and 8:00 am until noon on the first Saturday of the month, unless a holiday is involved. If so, they are then open the second Saturday of the month. Please call 765-4704 if you have questions on Saturday dates the RRC and the Recycling Center are operational.

Let’s start with the free stuff. The Fillmore County Recycling Center will gladly accept all your paper, cardboard, and boxboard at no charge. There is no charge for tin/steel cans, glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles and other plastic containers (the ones that have a 1 or a 2 inside the chasing arrow symbol on the bottom of the container), aluminum cans, aluminum foil, and aluminum baking pans. The foil and pans must not contain food.

Salvation Army containers are located just inside the west door of the Recycling Center. All forms of clothing, belts, purses, shoes, small rugs, curtains, bedding and blankets are accepted. Stained and torn articles are more than OK. Anything placed in the Salvation Army containers must be clean and dry.

There is a large blue or black container located on the west side of the Recycling Center. This for all forms of metal that will fit into the bin. Wire, pipe, charcoal grills, aluminum screens, nails, screws, bolts, filing cabinets, lawn mowers, tillers, metal pots and pans, as well as bicycles are a few examples of what ends up in there. This container is maintained by LeRoy Iron and Steel.

There is no charge for disposal of used oil, used anti-freeze, or batteries from cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles, tractors and the like. There is also no fee for button batteries and rechargeable batteries.

The fee for landfill material is $.0363/pound plus the 17 percent solid waste management tax, or $84.94 per ton including the solid waste management tax. The fee for out of county recyclables is $.04 a pound or $80 per ton. Regular landfill garbage is $3 minimum up to 60 pounds. If more than 60 pounds, the fee .....
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Be aware of all requirements when clearing trees

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in All Home & Garden

When clear cutting more than 10,000 square feet of land (or an area equivalent to 100’ x 100’), the Fillmore County Soil Erosion Control Ordinance requires that the Fillmore County Zoning Office is contacted for a permit. Many areas are being c ..... 
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Red Cross to Offer Basic Disaster Class

Tue, May 21st, 2013
Posted in All Home & Garden

ROCHESTER, MN, MAY 21, 2013 — The American Red Cross relies on an extensive network of trained volunteers to respond to disasters like the tornadoes in Oklahoma this week. The Red Cross office in Rochester is offering its basic training course, “ ..... 
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Friends cut down 200-year-old tree in Lanesboro

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Home & Garden

By Jade Sexton The huge white oak tree fell over during a storm last summer in the backyard of Dona Conway. The fallen tree took up much of the backyard, and it remained there most of the summer until a group of Amish cut it up and hauled the brush ..... 
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Habitat is looking for Homeowners for A Brush with Kindness Home Repair Program. Limited spots available!

Wed, May 1st, 2013
Posted in All Home & Garden

Are you a low-income homeowner? Does your house need exterior paint or other exterior repairs? Do you need a new roof, siding or windows? Does your yard need new landscaping or fence repairs? Do you need a wheel chair ramp? If you (or someon ..... 
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Solar PV Workshop April 13

Tue, Apr 9th, 2013
Posted in All Home & Garden

The next event in the Off Grid Solar PV series will be a held on Saturday, April 13th, 12:30 p.m. at the home of Brian and Ruth Lavelle, located west of Caledonia and north of Spring Grove in Black Hammer township. The workshop will start with a sit ..... 
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Electric outage to affect residents of Harmony

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Home & Garden

A new transformer will be installed on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 1 AM. Therefore, almost the entire community (except the north industrial park area) will be without electricity starting on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 1 AM. The outage could last up ..... 
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Gardening: We Dig It Workshop

Fri, Mar 8th, 2013
Posted in All Home & Garden

Are you ready for spring growing season? If so, the We Dig It Gardening Workshop may provide you with some great inspiration. The Houston County Master Gardeners and Caledonia Community Education are hosting their third annual gardening workshop o ..... 
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Deadline to apply to purchase Habitat for Humanity home is March 15

Fri, Mar 8th, 2013
Posted in All Home & Garden

Winona, MN - Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties is accepting applications now through March 15 for a single family home to be built in Winona. To qualify for a Habitat home, the family must currently be living in substandard housing, be ..... 
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