Ever wonder where recyclable items end up? They come to our state-of-the-art Recycling Center right here in Proctor. We process 36 tons of material every day at our Recycling Center. Can you imagine the amount of landfill space our customers would use if you didn't recycle? As measured by weight, those 36 tons a day break down to about 75% paper, 16% glass, 6% plastic, and approximately 3% Tin /Aluminum. At Hartel's / DBJ, we take recycling seriously. Any effort our customers make to recycle is a statement that you want the items you put into your cart to actually be recycled and support a healthy environment. We are able to keep many items local, reusing what you've recycled.
We're always in search of local Minnesota companies that are in business making new products out of the recyclables we collect and sort. That reduces the overall carbon footprint for those items - less vehicle travel, less carbon released.