recycling

by Joni Astrup Associate editor Recycling in Elk River has increased dramatically after the implementation of a new single stream recycling program late last year. The switch was made Dec. 1. “Just in a couple of months we’ve seen a dramatic increase in the amount of recyclables that we have,” City Administrator Cal Portner said […]

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Starting Dec. 1, Elk River residents (both Randy’s Environmental Services and Allied Waste customers) will be switched over to single-stream recycling. This new system allows paper, cardboard, aluminum, plastics, glass, etc. to all be placed in the same cart together rather than separated as it is currently. The Elk River City Council approved the new […]

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Beginning in 2013, the city of Elk River is discontinuing a recycling rebate program that has been in effect for a decade. The purpose of the rebate was to increase recycling and it did so, according to Elk River Environmental Administrator Rebecca Haug. However, current recycling rates have appeared to plateau, she said. The city […]

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Recycle Your Holidays is a statewide holiday light recycling program in Minnesota. Residents can drop-off their unwanted light strands for free at participating locations starting Nov. 15 and running through the end of January, including a number of sites in the Elk River area. “Recycle Your Holidays  is a great way for folks to get […]

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Got paint? Pesticides? Herbicides? Fluorescent light bulbs? Solvents? Other chemicals with words such as ‘danger,’ ‘warning’ or ‘poison’ on the label? Dispose of these items for free at upcoming household hazardous waste collection events at these locations: •Sherburne County Fairgrounds in Elk River from 2–6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29 or Tuesday, Aug. 29. •3–6 p.m. […]

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by Bob Grawey Staff writer While many businesses have suffered through a lengthy and tough recession, one Rogers company has expanded twice and is poised for even bigger growth. Enviro-Chem, a recycling-based business, has been around since the early 1980s, starting out in Hamel. In 1984 the Meyer family moved the operations to its present […]

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