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Marshall County Recycling Program Gives $31,710 to Local Non-Profits

The Marshall County Recycling program now has a 24-hour recycling drop-off site for cardboard and paper, including newspapers. The program has placed a recycling trailer at the east end of the Habitat for Humanity Thrift Store in Marysville. According to Steve Cohorst the trailer has been open for two months.

The drop off is limited to cardboard and newspaper at this time. Plastics, aluminum cans and other materials must still be brought to the recycling days scheduled throughout the county.

The recycling days for the county include:

Marysville on the 1st Saturday of each month from 9-11 a.m.

Axtell, Frankfort and Beattie on the 2nd Saturday morning of each month.

Blue Rapids and Waterville on the 3rd Saturday of each month.

According to a flyer handed out at February’s recycling days, In the first six months of 2010 Marshall county 284 tons of cardboard, 168 tons of newspaper, 104 tons of tin and aluminum, 98 tons of office paper and 34 tons of glass. The county also collected four thousand nine hundred gallons of household hazardous waste and twenty-four hundred gallons of waste oil.

Sales of recycled materials have provided 31,710 dollars in 2010

to local non-profit groups. The flyer stated that Marshall County is in the top ten recycling communities of Marshall Counties size.

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