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11/5/2012 2:44:00 PM
Celebrate America Recycles Day - November 15th

More than a celebration, America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling programs in the United States. One day to inform and educate. One day to get our neighbors, friends and community leaders excited about what can be accomplished when we all work together. One day to make recycling bigger and better-365 days a year. Let's make recycling work in our communities.

Most waste haulers have gone to a co-mingled system for collecting recyclables. This means that everything can go in the same container, making it very easy without having to sort the different materials. There are also 10 recycling depots located around the county for those who do not have recycling services:

Berne - next to the church building Claremont - By the City Shop

Dodge Center - north of the City Maintenance Shop

Hayfield - next to the County Shed, N of Hwy 30 on Center St

Kasson/Mantorville - Gate C at the Recycling Center

West Concord - behind the liquor store

Ellington, Concord, Westfield and Vernon Township Halls.

There are so many ways to reduce waste by recycling, composting etc. See below for the services that the Dodge County Transfer Station/Recycling Center and Demolition Landfill offer to help you reduce waste and ultimately save money.

RECYCLE - newspapers, magazines, junk mail, office paper, corrugated cardboard, folding cartons (like cereal boxes), tin, steel, and aluminum cans, glass bottles/jars, and plastic bottles.

COMPOST - look into putting your compostable food waste into a home composter or if you have a large amounts of food waste, please check with the Transfer Station to see if delivering your food waste to the compost facility also located at the Dodge County Transfer Station - the cost if $45/ton instead of $185 a ton for garbage. Or in a household, there are many options for composting such as in your backyard with a tumbler, worm composting or making your own compost bin out of 4 pallets.

HHW - take all household hazardous waste with anything marked flammable, poisonous, or corrosive to the Olmsted Regional Hazardous Waste Facility at 305 Silver Creek Road NE, Rochester. There is no charge for Dodge County residents.

The Transfer Station also accepts other materials - some items require a fee.

• Demolition debris • Brush and Leaves

• Clean Wood

• Fluorescent Lamps

• Appliances • Used Oil and Filters

• Tires • Antifreeze

• Electronics • Sharps/Syringes

Take the pledge and recycle. Contact Dodge County Environmental Services if you have any questions. 507-635-6273 www.co.dodge.mn.us




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