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Swift County starts composting Wal-Mart's waste foods today

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BENSON -- Starting today nearly 8 tons of outdated fruits, vegetables and bakery goods generated from four west central Minnesota Wal-Mart stores will be composted each week at Swift County's refuse facility.


The Swift County Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to accept the Wal-Mart waste through December on a trial basis, with the prospect of a long-term contract.

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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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