Reader Poll

How much recycling (or reusing or composting) do you do?

Wisconsin law requires certain materials (like #1 and #2 plastics, metals, glass, paper and cardboard) to be reused or recycled to keep it out of landfills. However, because of Barron County’s waste to energy incinerator, only steel, aluminum and glass containers are required to be recycled. County recycling bins do take paper and certain plastics.

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