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July 5, 2018
Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management has partnered with Lab USA to recycle fine metals from ash at its landfill. Recycling of the metals from the non-hazardous ash should increase the life expectancy of the landfill. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
Metals taken from ash landfill to be recycled
July 5, 2018 - 5:13am
June 24, 2018
Nathan Reinbold, environmental coordinator at Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management, shows the chute that will be used for organics recycling. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
Put waste in its place: Organics recycling program now available
June 24, 2018 - 7:57am
May 26, 2017
Steve Vrchota
Composting among new director's priorities
May 26, 2017 - 3:19pm
Steve Vrchota (left), the new director of Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management, was hired about a month ago. He is taking over for Pete Olmscheid (right), who is retiring May 31 after working at the waste-to-energy facility for 30 years. (Lowell Anderson | Echo Press)
Done Trash Talking: Olmscheid retiring from solid waste
May 26, 2017 - 3:18pm
December 14, 2016
Jeff Roste (back) and Ted Haar, members of Zion Lutheran Church, erect a sign at the Douglas County Fairgrounds reminding people not to drop of trees for recycling at the fairgrounds. A drop-off has been set up at Fourth Avenue and Lake Street. (Contributed)
Tree recycling location is near Zion Lutheran Church
December 14, 2016 - 11:00am
September 16, 2016
RCC does recycle – a lot, says manager
September 16, 2016 - 12:00am
September 12, 2016
Recycling issue pops up at council meeting
September 12, 2016 - 10:35pm
April 20, 2016
Here's a free, easy way to unclutter
April 20, 2016 - 12:00am
March 23, 2016
Recycle that plastic wrap from farm and boats
March 23, 2016 - 12:00am
December 11, 2015
Old, tangled and broken holiday lights can be properly recycled through January 2016. (Photo courtesy of
Recycle Your Holidays accepting lights through January
December 11, 2015 - 12:00am
September 12, 2014
All traffic must enter the site from Nokomis Street – watch for signage. Vehicles will be routed along the Alexandria Technical and Community College’s truck-driving training area and directed to drop-sites. All traffic will exit onto 18th Avenue East or Jefferson Street. Only cash will be accepted for drop-off fees.
Echo Press graphic.
Round up appliances, e-waste, bulbs
September 12, 2014 - 12:00am
April 26, 2013
Recycle your old bulbs for free
April 26, 2013 - 12:00am
January 7, 2013
How low can you go? MPCA paper use drops more than 60 percent
January 7, 2013 - 2:30pm
September 16, 2012
Free, downloadable recycling bin signs available
September 16, 2012 - 9:40am
June 30, 2012
Minnesota electronics recyclers help environment
June 30, 2012 - 12:50pm