New LED lights make recycling center showplace for commercial energy-saving projects
WILLMAR — For 21 years, workers at the Kandiyohi County Recycling Center sorted and baled materials in large rooms with overhead high-pressure sodium lights that were so dim they were said to cast an “orangish-pinkish” haze.
“It was kind of like working at dusk all the time,” said Terry Rice, operations manager at the center.
Jay Baker, who supervises the county’s recycling program, likened it to working in a “dungeon — orange and dingy.”
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