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11/30/2015
If you still haven’t put up your holiday lights — all your lights — then thanks for not rushing the holiday. And while you’re at it, take those old, worn-out strings of bulbs to the nearest recycling center. The Clean Energy Resource Teams’ Recycle Your Holidays program is now...
11/24/2015
Participating farmers saving more than $2,000 per barn each year   Minnesota is the #1 turkey producing and processing state in the U.S., with 450 family farmers raising approximately 44 million to 46 million turkeys annually. The cost of energy can have a big impact on the cost of food....
11/21/2015
Starting Nov. 15, Farmington and Rosemount residents have multiple options for recycling unwanted Christmas lights. The recycling will be handled by ProAct’s Eagan and Red Wing facilities through January. It’s an extension of the Recycling Association of Minnesota and its “Recycle Your Holidays...
11/19/2015
Don’t throw out those broken holiday lights; recycle them. More than 450 locations in the state once again are collecting old holiday lights now through the end of January as part of the “Recycle Your Holidays” program coordinated by the Recycling Association of Minnesota....
11/19/2015
The Recycling Association of Minnesota’s holiday light collection event has begun. Hundreds of drop-off sites are available, including several in Mankato, for those who want to recycle their old, tangled and broken holiday lights. Vocational centers that employ people with disabilities pick up...
11/18/2015
MOORHEAD – Heartland Industries is again bringing “Recycle Your Holidays” to Clay County residents this year. Moorhead residents can drop off their unwanted holiday light strands from 4 to 6 p.m. every Tuesday at the Moorhead Transfer Station, 2727 Highway 10 E.; Ace Hardware, 20 6th...
11/16/2015
Recycling Association of Minnesota says this year there’s no need to toss out strands of Christmas lights when they stop working. People with disabilities will be disassembling worn out Christmas lights, and sorting electric and phone cords through January 2016. The old lights and cords can...
11/16/2015
If you plan on changing to LED this year, Wilkin County will take old lights   The holidays are upon us which means it’s time to decorate for the season. If you pull your old Christmas lights out of storage and find they’re a balled up, tangled mess, you may want to replace them with energy...
11/16/2015
Worn out holiday lights and cords are being recycled by ProAct. According to a release from ProAct, recycling bins will be available to residents in Cannon Falls, Lake City and Red Wing. Individuals from ProAct will pick them up for recycling. This is an extension of the Recycling Association of...
11/16/2015
For many people, the holidays are incomplete without festive strands of lights. But what can be done with those colorful lights once they stop working? Or what if you’ve bought new lights and don’t need your old ones? In recognition of America Recycles Day, Eau Claire County Recycling is kicking...

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