Just in case you missed the last Recycling 101 article, I will repeat part of it today. As of April 1, 2017, all recyclables brought to Preston by waste haulers or individuals will be transported to La Crosse by Harter’s. The material will then be taken to Green Circle’s facility where the recyclables will be separated and sent to various markets. Rural containers throughout the county will continue to be available as well.
All plastic containers with the numbers 1 through 7 inside the chasing arrows on the bottom will become recyclable in Fillmore County. This includes the numerous number 5 yogurt, cottage cheese, margarine containers and the like.
Another article is scheduled to be published prior to April 1 that will list what is and is not recyclable after April 1.
Used ag and silage plastic in Fillmore County is plentiful. Getting rid of it is a problem for many farmers. A free on-farm program concerning the recycling of these materials is going to be held on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 12-1:30 p.m. at the MiEnergy Building, formerly the Tri-County Electric Building, located at 31110 Cooperative Way, just west of Rushford on Highway 16.
A light lunch will be available. RSVP by March 27 at (507) 467-2157 for the lunch.