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Reduce – Reuse – Recycle

By Staff | May 24, 2012

“The Earth Matters” is the message sent out by Horizons Unlimited of Palo Alto County.

The Horizons Unlimited “door hanger” that was inserted in The Reporter is a reminder to recycle. “The Earth Matters Do Your Share and Recycle!”

The City of Emmetsburg provides curbside recycling twice each month. Place items for recycling at the curb the first and third weeks of each month: Wednesdays for residents living north of Highway 18; Thursdays for residents living south of Highway 18.

Recyclables can also be left at Horizons Unlimited, Highway 4 South, Emmetsburg. Containers are marked and placed outside the facility, available 24/7.

Recyclable products:

Plastics: 1 through 7

Plastic bags

Empty pill bottles

Glass jars and glass bottles

Textiles, clothing and shoes

Tin and aluminum


Office paper and newspaper


Can Redemption Center hours at Horizons Unlimited: Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Anyone with questions can call Horizons Unlimited at 712-852-2211 or get online www.horizons-unlimited.net

Coming soon to Palo Alto County: household hazardous materials center.

A structure to accept household hazardous materials will be located at the Transfer Station north of Emmetsburg, according to Palo Alto County Sanitarian Joe Neary. The structure is a satellite for the City of Spencer, financed with a grant from the Department of Natural Resources.

When the site is operational, items such as solvents, paints, insecticides, bug sprays, varnishes and batteries will be accepted. The service will be offered at no cost to citizens, however there will be a cost to businesses.