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Waste is packed into drums Friday at the Kandiyohi County Household Hazardous Waste Center in Willmar. The county packed and shipped its second-highest volume of household hazardous waste in 2011. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange

Kandiyohi Co., Minn., collects near-record 68 tons of household hazardous waste


Jay Baker knew it was busy last year at the Kandiyohi County Hou-sehold Hazardous Waste facility in Willmar.

But when he tallied up the number of participating households and the pounds of items -- like pesticides, paint and fluorescent light bulbs that were shipped out -- he was shocked at the total.

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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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