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More trash in 2013 – a whopping 80,000 tons of it – doesn’t really phase the local waste-to-energy officials.

In fact, more trash means more revenue for Pope Douglas Solid Waste Management (PDSWM).


This week, Pete Olmscheid, executive director of PDSWM, shared the final, 2013 trash stats.


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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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