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Recycling 101


By LaVerne C. Paulson

Fri, Sep 6th, 2013
Posted in All Home & Garden

By LaVerne C. Paulson, Recycling Education Coordinator

Recycling at the Fillmore County Fair was very successful again this year. It has been estimated that somewhere between 6,000 and 7,000 beverage bottles and cans were collected and recycled. A greater number of visitors to the fair each year are using the clear plastic containers to dispose of their recyclables rather than simply throwing everything into garbage cans. This shows that Fillmore County residents are indeed concerned for the environment and recycle whenever the opportunity arises.

The Beer Barn sold beverages in aluminum cans this year which accounted for a rise in the number of containers, as well.

The chilly, October-like evenings we encountered in mid-August reminded us that the celebration of the Fall Household Hazardous Waste Day is drawing closer. The date is Tuesday, October 1, from noon until 5p.m. I would like to remind you once more, that in the fall, HHW Day is always the first Tuesday of October. It is not too soon to start thinking about what paints, pesticides, and other poisons you no longer want or need and would like to donate to the cause.

As usual, check with your neighbors and friends, and if they cannot attend the party, perhaps they could send their HHW items with you.

Once again, we will be collecting mercury thermometers. We have a supply of brand new, never been used digitals that we will gladly trade for your mercury model. As in the past, a week or two prior to the event, newspapers will have a more detailed list of what is accepted at HHW Day and what is not. If you have any questions concerning an item or two, please feel free to contact the Resource Recovery Center at 765-4704 or myself at lpaulson@co.fillmore.mn.us.

If the evenings remind us of October, then the Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District Annual Field Day must not be far away. I will be looking forward to visiting with all of the students who venture to Forestville State Park sometime in mid-September to experience recycling and other forms of conservation in Fillmore County and throughout the State of Minnesota. Thank you, Mr. Grooters and the entire staff of the SWCD for offering this special day of learning throughout the years.

November 15 is America Recycles Day. It is a day set aside each year for each of us to think about the need for b .....
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Recycling 101

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in All Home & Garden

By LaVerne C. Paulson, Recycling Education Coordinator I am often asked where all the stuff that is found here in the Recycling Center comes from. The shortest and easiest answer is homes and businesses of Fillmore County. Tons and tons of recycla ..... 
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Alliant Energy reminds Minnesota residents on 8/11 to call 811 before digging

Mon, Aug 12th, 2013
Posted in All Home & Garden

ALBERT LEA, Minn. - Aug. 9, 2013 – With August 11 almost here, Alliant Energy hopes this date on the calendar, 8/11, will serve as a natural reminder for everyone to call 811 before they dig. Calling 811 helps prevent potentially dangerous accide ..... 
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Recycling 101

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Fri, Aug 9th, 2013
Posted in All Home & Garden

By LaVerne C. Paulson, Recycling Education Coordinator I am often asked where all the stuff that is found here in the Recycling Center comes from. The shortest and easiest answer is homes and businesses of Fillmore County. Tons and tons of recycla ..... 
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Recycling 101

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Fri, Aug 9th, 2013
Posted in All Home & Garden

By LaVerne C. Paulson, Recycling Education Coordinator I am often asked where all the stuff that is found here in the Recycling Center comes from. The shortest and easiest answer is homes and businesses of Fillmore County. Tons and tons of recycla ..... 
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Recycling 101

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in All Home & Garden

By LaVerne C. Paulson, Recycling Education Coordinator From time to time, residents of Fillmore County ask me about common household items that are NOT recyclable. This article will deal with many of them and why they should be landfilled rather ..... 
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Cash for a Cause

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in All Home & Garden

ROCHESTER, Minn., — American Red Cross Launches National Vehicle Donation Program. The American Red Cross wants your old cars. They can use your old snowmobiles, RVs, motorcycles, boats, tractors and jet skis, too. They don’t even have to work. ..... 
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Fillmore County Flood Damage Update

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

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) officials visited Fillmore County on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. At the end of the day, they agreed that preliminary public infrastructure damag ..... 
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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 ne ..... 
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