Recycle responsibly this holiday season

By Roger Dahlen, Decorah

Our parents taught us to do the right thing and later it was also our teachers and coaches who taught us to do the right thing.

On the subject of recycling, I am asking all of you to do the right thing.

I am a part-time driver for the Winneshiek County Recycling Department. For far too long, I have seen items placed in the wrong bin. This can be dangerous for the drivers, and when this happens, my coworkers must take time to sort those items on a cement floor. This is not a pleasant job and it only costs our taxpayers more.

Our bins are clearly marked for which items we accept in them. We have no place for garbage, yard waste, styrofoam, dirty diapers or glass at our remote sites.

Let’s all do the right thing and recycle responsibly this holiday season and beyond!


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