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Curbside pickup of recyclables ends

Hubbard County residents are asked to bring recyclables to sheds located throughout the county instead of setting out items on the street once a month. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)

Hubbard County will no longer be offering curbside pickup for residents.

"It was really an economic decision," said Rick Zeller, recycling coordinator for the Developmental Achievement Center.

Residents are encouraged to use recycling sheds located throughout the county.

"It's something we've been talking about for a while and with the availability of the sheds we thought it made the most sense economically," Zeller said.

Curbside pickup had been offered in the county once a month and Zeller said people had been consistently setting out recyclables for pickup.

"It wasn't a matter of people not recycling," he said. "It just didn't make sense to send out a truck and a trailer for those pickups."

The sheds will have pickups several times a week. Residents are also encouraged to use the bins at the transfer station.

Commercial recycling pickup will still be done throughout the county.

What can be recycled in Hubbard County?

The DAC accepts the following items at the drop sheds or transfer station: aluminum cans; steel and tin cans; glass bottles; plastic containers including #1s, #2s, and #4s; newspapers, magazines, catalogs and phone books bagged or boxed together; office paper and junk mail bagged or boxed together; cardboard - corrugated only; and clean odor free clothing boxed or bagged.

Recycling sheds in the county are open 24/7. Transfer station hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the winter. In the spring, the hours will change.

For more information, contact Hubbard County Recycling at 732-1468.

Recycling shed locations

n Coborn's (back parking lot)

n Hugo's Family Marketplace

n Park Ace Hardware

n Walmart (parking lot)

n Lake George Town Hall

n Laporte - Third Base (formerly Diggy's Dog House)

n Hubbard Community Center

n Becida Bar and Grill

n Arago Town Hall

n Farden Township - Grace Lake Bar & Grill

n Akeley - Behind the liquor store

n Chamberlain - White Oak Town Hall

n Nevis - County public works lot

n Benedict - Hardware store

n Blue Moon Saloon

Anna Erickson
Anna Erickson is editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal.
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