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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,”...Read More
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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...Read More
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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 appeare...Read More
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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 Holid...Read More
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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 Fairgroun...Read More
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