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North Iowa landfill pushes for more recycling

“It doesn't have to be in there, it can be used.”

Posted: Mar. 21, 2018 8:28 PM
Updated: Mar. 22, 2018 7:22 AM

ELMA, Iowa- With many people thinking about starting spring cleaning, one North Iowa landfill is changing its ways to promote recycling.
Those with the Floyd Mitchell Chickasaw Landfill say they want people to start recycling their cardboard rather than putting it in trash bins. That's something Ron Linderman, of Charles City, says he already does.
They say it isn’t that they don’t want the cardboard, they just don’t want it in the landfill when it can be recycled and reused.
And Linderman says it doesn’t take much time to sort out, anyway.
“It’s no use putting it in where it is taking up space,” he said. “It doesn't have to be in there, it can be used.”
Those with the landfill say if residents don’t have a pickup service there are areas where they can drop off recycling in every town.

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