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Recycling 101 - 6/20/16


By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Jun 20th, 2016
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Recycling Education Coordinator

A Recycling 101 article concerning several frequently asked recycling questions was published recently. This article will deal with a few more of these questions and comments.

Do I have to collapse my cardboard boxes to recycle them? They are easier to move and transport if they are flattened. Put your recycling container on flattened boxes for curbside recycling to keep them from blowing around in the wind. Here at the Recycling Center it really doesn’t matter. They will get flattened by the loader when placed into the containers to take them to Rochester. However, if you use the rural containers located around the county, cardboard boxes should be flattened to take up less room in the bins. Sometimes the bins fill quite quickly. One of the reasons is there are empty boxes in the bin that are taking up a lot of space that could be used by bottles, cans, jugs, paper, and other boxes.

How do I get heavy pieces of metal into the metal container? Do not hurt yourself getting material from your vehicle into the bin. Just lay it on the cement near the bin and we will get it into the bin with our equipment. Any metal is accepted and almost any size that would fit in the bin. We also take grills, bikes, exercise equipment, lawn mowers, garden tractors, fencing, metal siding and roofing, nuts and bolts, nails, steel posts.... the list goes on.

Are jars recyclable? Jars that once contained food such as spaghetti sauce, sauerkraut, pickles, olives, mushrooms, dried beef, anchovies, horse radish, or three bean salad that was purchased in a store are recyclable. Ball, Atlas, and the like are not. Just like there are different kinds of plastic, there are different kinds of glass. Tableware, water glasses, goblets, ceramics, mirrors, window glass, and ovenware are not recyclable. Unwanted canning jars can be given to the Amish community for their canning needs. Glass bottles in any color (clear, amber, white, blue, yellow, and pink) are recyclable.

What can I do with all those plastic grocery bags and shopping bags? You can cut back on the number of plastic bags you bring home from the store if you would become a member of the Bag Brigade and invest in several cloth or canvas reusable bags. A once-a-week trip to the grocery store will usually get you at least four or five bags. In a year’s time, that amounts to well over two hundr .....
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Money Creek Township gaining public park

Mon, Jun 20th, 2016
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Recently, some people in the village of Money Creek have noticed that something’s afoot in the area around the Town Hall, and people have begun to ask questions. Well, here’s the story. Last year, the town supervisors approved the formation of ..... 
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Not just any old mushroom

Mon, Jun 6th, 2016
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

This prettier than usual mushroom was spotted on the Root River Bike trail near Peterson. Photo by Nancy Atkinson

Minnesota Deer Hunters Association Chapter supports Mabel-Canton Trap Team

Mon, May 23rd, 2016
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Bluff Country Chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association donated $500.00 to the Mabel-Canton Trap team. Over 10,000 student participants from 319 high school teams will participate in the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League. This ..... 
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File before May 31 to run for SWCD supervisor

Mon, May 16th, 2016
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Individuals concerned about water quality and soil erosion in Fillmore County should consider filing by May 31 to run for the position of supervisor of the Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD). “Supervisors play an important role ..... 
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Gas Buddy

Mon, May 9th, 2016
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

MINNESOTA, MN, May 2- Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have risen 9.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.09/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the nationa ..... 
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Classic cars at Fillmore County History Center

Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

There’s just something about a Ford Mustang; the look, the sound and the iconic images from movies. Not one but two mustangs are on display at the Fillmore County History Center in Fountain, Minn., along with other unique automobiles. An eye-c ..... 
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Fountain man enjoys living on the edge

Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
Posted in Fountain The Great Outdoors

Many people would not drive a race car if you paid them, but that is exactly what Nick Schwebach is hoping for when he climbs into his race car. Schwebach races at Deer Creek Speedway near Grand Meadow, Minn., and also at Dodge County Speedway i ..... 
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SE Minnesota Historic Bluff Country to hold annual meeting April 14

Mon, Apr 11th, 2016
Posted in Rushford The Great Outdoors

RUSHFORD, MN - Southeast Minnesota Historic Bluff Country will be holding its annual meeting on April 14, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Stumpy’s Conference Room in Rushford, Minn. The group is committed to encouraging visitors and interest to the ..... 
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