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Thanksgiving Day Intro Photo

Nov 10

Thanksgiving Day

In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. In 1863, President Lincoln…

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Winter and Snow Intro Photo

Nov 01

Winter and Snow

As usual the snow season has returned. Safety is our first concern here at Dick’s Sanitation, for our employees and our customers.

Business customers

In order for our drivers to access commercial tanks, the enclosure areas need to be clear of snow and ice. Here are some examples:


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Recycle Well – How to avoid “Wish Cycling” Intro Photo

Oct 27

Recycle Well – How to avoid “Wish Cycling”

The practice of tossing items into your single sort container and hoping they will be recycled is being called “wish cycling”. These items cause issues for our sorters, machines and end up as waste that we cannot process. In order to become a better recycler, let’s look at the TOP 10 offenders that…

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Recycle Well—Organics—Food Waste Intro Photo

Oct 13

Recycle Well—Organics—Food Waste

There has been a lot of talk about the move to “zero waste” and what it will take to get there. We have worked hard over the last few decades to get people to recycle and while it has been successful, we can still do more to reduce what is being thrown out in our trash.

Organics are any item…

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Fall is here! Intro Photo

Sep 29

Fall is here!

Time to put away your summer furniture and get out those rakes. Did you know that Dick’s Sanitation, Inc. has a yard waste program that will help you get rid of those fallen leaves? Please give us a call at 952-469-2239 and one of our Customer Service Representatives will get you set up. In the meantime,…

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Recycle Well: Glass Recycling Intro Photo

Sep 18

Recycle Well: Glass Recycling

In this edition of the Dick’s Sanitation, Inc. blog, we would like to give you some facts about the glass you put into your single sort recycling bin.

  • Glass bottles and jars are 100% recyclable and can be recycled endlessly without any loss in purity or quality.
  • The container…

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Defeat of Jesse James Days, September 6-10, 2017 Intro Photo

Sep 01

Defeat of Jesse James Days, September 6-10, 2017

Dick’s Sanitation, Inc. is proud once again to be a Major Sponsor of the Defeat of Jesse James Days in Northfield.

This festival is an annual heritage event which began in 1948 as the “Fall Festival” with Saturday’s theme being “Jesse James Day”.  It is held the weekend after Labor Day and…

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Back to School Safety Intro Photo

Aug 25

Back to School Safety

As summer draws to a close, back-to-school season is in full effect. Remember to safely share the roads with school buses, pedestrians and bicyclists, and provide children with the necessary knowledge…

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Recycle Well: Why so many numbers? Intro Photo

Aug 11

Recycle Well: Why so many numbers?

Have you ever looked at your plastic container and wondered if the number on the back had a meaning? The answer in, yes it does. Plastics are numbered 1 to 7 and represent the Resin Identification Code, or more simply, what they are made of. Our curbside recycling program allows you to recycle ALMOST…

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Recycle Well: Why don’t we take plastic bags? Intro Photo

Jul 14

Recycle Well: Why don’t we take plastic bags?

There are so many recycling myths and misunderstandings floating around about what can be recycled, and how to do it, that this seems like a great time for a RECYCLE WELL lesson. Let’s begin.

Plastic bags, can they be recycled?

The answer is YES they can, but…

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