To the Editor:

I wish to applaud all Houston County residents who participated in this year’s Household Hazardous Waste collection events, and thank event partners Minnesota Department of Agriculture, PaintCare Inc, and La Crosse County. During the three events paint, aerosols, medication waste, agricultural chemicals, and other hazardous materials were collected, totaling 15,000 pounds. 

Proper disposal of hazardous materials protects our health and our environment. Each year, Houston County offers multiple collection events. Those unable to attend an event can take items to the La Crosse and Winona County facilities throughout the year – please contact the Environmental Service Office at 507-725-5800 for more information. 

Houston County has two events scheduled for 2020: Saturday, May 23rd in the City of Houston, and Saturday August 8th in the City of La Crescent. Additional information on these events will be included in the 2020 Houston County Recycler, to be mailed early in 2020. 

Julie Amundson, Solid Waste Coordinator

Aaron Lacher,

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