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Recycling 101


By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Today’s article will deal with a number of ways to make recycling in Fillmore County even better. You have most likely read most of this before, but a little review now and then is not all bad. It is no secret that tons and tons of material leave Fillmore County each week to be taken to different places around the state to be made into new containers and other items. Articles concerning specific recyclable items are scheduled to be published in the future.

The large black or blue bin, meant for all forms of metal, has been moved under the roof on the north side of the Recycling Center. All kinds of metal objects can be placed in this bin. Grills, bicycles, aluminum siding, wire, satellite dishes, tire rims, file cabinets, barbed wire, and lawn mowers are only a few of the things that can go into this bin. If any item is too heavy to lift into the bin, just lay it next to the bin and we will get it into the bin.

Ten Salvation Army containers are located just inside the walk-in door of the Recycling Center. Clothing is the most common item found in these green bins, but shoes, boots, belts, purses, bedding, curtains, and rugs are also accepted. Please remember, items for the Salvation Army may be torn and stained, but they must be clean and dry.

A red bin is also found just inside the Recycling Center. We do not want plastic bags mixed with the recyclables. If you bring your recyclables in plastic bags, please empty them and then place the bags in this container, or take them home to be used again. Plastic bags cause all kinds of trouble in the recycling process. We are seeing hundreds and hundreds of plastic grocery bags in this container as well. Please let me remind you that everything placed in the red container is sent to landfill, and your grocery bags deposited there will not be recycled. There are several stores in the county that have containers meant for returned grocery bags and those bags are recycled.

Styrofoam is not recyclable at the Recycling Center. Please put it in with your landfill.

We want your telephone books, magazines, catalogs, newspapers, box board, and cardboard. However, if a food product is refrigerated or frozen, the box is coated with a wax that makes it unrecyclable. Pizza boxes, microwave meals, butter boxes, fridge packs for soda, and tater tot packages are examples of paper to be landfilled. Paper milk cartons and juice cartons, as well as paper egg ca .....
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NTC to host geological bus tour

Mon, Oct 6th, 2014
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

The National Trout Center will be holding a geological bus tour on Saturday November 1, starting at 10 a.m. This bus tour promises to be both fun and informative, as it will focus on the geological and ecological features of living in the driftless ..... 
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Recycling 101 - 9.15.14

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

By LaVerne C. Paulson Recycling Education Coordinator Recently, there seems to be a bit of a chill in the air. A few trees are starting to show their brilliant colors. Birds are beginning to migrate south. It’s September, summer is more or le ..... 
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Preston Tourism announces bike repair station coming to town!

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

PRESTON, Minn. - The Preston Tourism Board would like to announce the upcoming addition to the trailhead in Preston. Thanks to the Preston Area Community Foundation and the Preston Tourism Board there will now be a free to the public, deluxe bike re ..... 
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Legacy-funded prairie restoration benefits trout stream

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley The Great Outdoors

A trout stream in the far southeastern part of the state is benefitting from Minnesota’s approval of the Legacy Amendment nearly six years ago. Earlier this year, an 18-acre area within the Etna Creek Aquatic Management Area (AMA) was burned, tr ..... 
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Hike to Indian Monument August 30

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

High atop the bluff on the south side of Houston and hidden amongst the dense tree canopy lies a large and interesting rock formation locally known as “Indian Monument.” There is no known connection to Native Americans, but the hike and formati ..... 
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Milwaukee Road Historical Association President to speak at caboose dedication

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

A dedication of the restored 1951 Milwaukee Road Caboose No. 02095 will be held on Saturday, August 16 at 10:30 a.m. at the Trailhead in Preston. The Trailhead is located at the intersection of Fillmore Street and Center Street. The speaker for t ..... 
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Bicycling Around Minnesota Tour coming to southeast Minnesota

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

PRESTON, Minn. - Local businesses are encouraged to welcome participants of the BAM Bicycle Tour to our area. At 4:30 p.m. on August 13, the Bicycling Around Minnesota annual tour will begin registration in Preston for the start of the 2014 tour. ..... 
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Fillmore SWCD to receive dividend from Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

PRESTON, Minn. - Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will receive a dividend in the amount of $3,234 from Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust (MCIT) in November. MCIT is a member service organization that provides 81 of Minne ..... 
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