May 2017 Agricultural Plastic Update

The Revolution Plastics Dumpsters Have Arrived!

In place now on central Minnesota farms and at boat dealerships.

All during the week of April 3-7, 2017, rural Minnesotans saw the new white recycling dumpsters on flat bed trailers heading to locations across the central and north central part of the state.

Marvin Miller, with Enchanted Dairy out of Little Falls was the first farmer to pick up dumpsters at these events. When Marvin and his brother Ron expanded their farm in 2000 they retired the silo, switching to plastic film to store their silage. The used film plastic has been going to the landfill ever since. This is the first opportunity they have ever had to recycle it. Pope County dairy farmers, Brad and Richard Vold, of Dorrich Farms, just east of Glenwood, were instrumental in helping to set up the location for temporary storage of the 400 dumpsters which arrived in January and dispersal the first week of April. Line-up at the Pope County fairgrounds for farmers securing the dumpsters onto their flatbed trailers for the trip to their farms. In some cases, neighbors were picking up the bins for several other farmers.