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Dean Sandberg, of Willmar, left, an employee at the Kandiyohi County Recycling Center, and his supervisor, Gregg Schake, empty a bag of aluminum cans Jan. 17. Although the recycling market is marred in a slump, county officials say they have yet to even enter-tain to notion of cutting back their services. Recycling diverts about 7,000 tons of waste from going to the county landfill each year. Tribune photo by Bill Zimmer

Despite low market prices, recycling remains beneficial: Kandiyohi County's recycling program

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WILLMAR -- The economic slump has hit the recycling market, with lower prices being paid for products like cardboard, newspaper and aluminum.


The bottom dropped out of the market in October following months of high demand and high revenues for recycling programs, like the one operated by Kandiyohi County.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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