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Renville County Ag Inspector Larry Zupke hurls an empty farm chemical container into a semi-trailer as Andreas Geist, right, prepares to throw in a couple more. Along with Turner Padrnos, not pictured, they emptied a large cart full of empty pesticide/herbicide containers at the Olivia airport where they were stockpiled by an aerial spraying business. Zupke said the county-wide agricultural container collection program is about 20 years old and each growing season fills four 50-foot trailers. The recyclables are trucked to the Redwood County landfill which has a buyer. Also, under a joint agreement, outdated and unused farm chemical products are collected at the Renville County landfill and then hauled to the Kandiyohi County Household Hazardous Waste Facility in Willmar, Zupke said.

Rand Middleton
Tribune photographer/videographer. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime news/sports beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 
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