Wouldn’t it be nice if everything we disposed of could be recycled? Unfortunately, that is not the case. However, we are pleased to be the only hauler in the Twin Ports that processes recyclables locally operating a state-of-the-art Recycling Center right here in Proctor. Our local Recycling Center maximizes the sorting of materials that can be recycled into many things that are used again and minimize filling up landfills.
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. Some items that come into our recycling center are sorted out as Unrecyclable material and that amounts to about 1% of what we process a day. We take care of that too, by disposing of it properly.
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.