Andrew (Drew) Hatzenbihler has recently joined the Solid Waste and Recycling Team at the Resource Recovery Center in Preston. He will be working with Randy and Nick to assist you in the disposal of your landfill garbage and recycling. The telephone number at the Recovery Center Office is (507) 765-4704.
In the 10 years I spent with the recycling program here in Fillmore County, we have seen a good increase in many areas of recycling. The Salvation Army containers continue to collect all forms of clothing, bedding, and rugs. The metal container is being used quite well, appliances keep coming to us, and there never seems to be a shortage of tires and e-waste.
The single sort method of recycling seems to have made the process easier and more material is being brought to the center. We must try to remember that no plastic bags, no Styrofoam, and no household garbage should be deposited in the rural recycling containers, your recycling containers, or the bins at the recycling center in Preston.
After years and years of waiting, those yogurt containers, cottage cheese containers, sour cream containers, and chip dip containers with the #5 inside the chasing arrows are getting recycled.
Thank you for your efforts to keep the air, soil and water of Fillmore County as clean as possible to they can continue to be enjoyed by future generations. Keep up the good work.