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Published July 28, 2011, 07:12 PM

Becker County improving recycling program

Detroit Lakes, MN (WDAY TV) - Becker County is bringing in big, blue bins to help keep up with increasing popularity of recycling programs.

Now, you don't have to separate each type of recyclable like glass, plastics, and paper separately. For example, all types of paper, from magazines to phone books can be tossed in together. Six weeks in officials say recycling is increasing more than 30 percent.

Sandy Gunderson – Becker County Environmental Services: "It's pretty slick. We are hearing so many compliments, like ' we love your program! Its so much easier!'"

Officials say by not having to haul as much to a Fargo landfill, they can save around $50,000 a year.