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Ribbon cut at hazardous waste center

Friday, October 26, 2012

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Craig Poulsen, with the Spencer Public Works Department, cuts the ribbon at the Northern Plains Regional Collection Center Thursday morning. The center, which opened Sept. 27, on the city's transfer station site, is operated by seasonal manager Denny Henrich, under the Public Works Department. Kathleen Hennings, with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources joined city officials and the Spencer Ambassadors for the official event. The center is designed to collect and dispose of materials deemed to be hazardous waste. Items labeled as flammable, caustic or poison are among those the facility handles. Disposal of materials -- with the exception of oil-based paints -- is free to residential customers of Spencer and the other areas served by the center. Common items delivered to the center include: drain cleaner, paint, rat poison and lawn care chemicals. Businesses pay a small fee for disposal of materials. The cost of the service is subsidized by landfill and solid waste fees. Iowa leads the nation in coverage for hazardous waste disposal, with 91 of 99 counties providing the service to residents.
(Photo by Randy M. Cauthron) [Order this photo]


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