Week of February 11, 2018

I was talking with the recycling truck driver this past week. As you probably know, Tennis Inc recycles clothing if it is put in a separate bag on top of your bin and marked "Linen". Tennis offers this service to us as a convenience. About 2% of the total material collected is clothing. The clothes are then washed, sorted and given to charities that can reuse them.
For this reason, clothes and shoes that are worn out are not recycled, but rather thrown out.
 
The good news is Goodwill takes old clothing and creates rags from them and Nike (Eagan Outlet Mall) takes old shoes and chips them up for use in track and field surfaces. If you can't get to either of these places, let me know and I will take them in for you.
 
This winter has been more "normal" than our recent warm, snowless ones. One of the things that we need to be mindful of is adopting a hydrant that is near you and shoveling out a passage to it just in case. The city and your neighbors would appreciate any help you can give in clearing such a path. It does take a village.
 
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