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Lake County seeks residents' input on recycling priorities

Lake County residents now have the opportunity to shape recycling priorities in the county. The anonymous survey takes 5-10 minutes to complete.

The Lake County Environmental Services department is conducting a survey among residents as well as local businesses and organizations to determine current recycling activities and concerns in the county.

Kendra Klenz, a Minnesota GreenCorps member serving in Lake County for the next year, will use survey responses to determine county recycling priorities and goals. With those goals in mind, the county plans to implement relevant projects to make it easier for residents to participate in recycling and reduce waste. Lake County has a goal to increase recycling from 21 percent of waste in 2016 to 35 percent by 2025.

Residents can take the survey until Nov. 27. It is available at Hard copies are available at the Lake County Courthouse in Two Harbors, the Beaver Bay Community Center, Two Harbors City Hall, Two Harbors Public Library, Silver Bay City Hall, Silver Bay Public Library and the Clair Nelson Community Center in Finland.

For more information, contact Klenz at

Jamey Malcomb

Jamey Malcomb has been a reporter for the Pine Journal since October 2018. He previously worked as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle from 2015-2018. Malcomb is a native of North Carolina and holds a bachelor's degree in English and history from the George Washington University and a master's degree in education from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Malcomb moved to Minnesota in July 2012 and worked as a sports clerk and news assistant at the Duluth News Tribune. 

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