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LEAVE THE LEAVES

By: Carroll Staff Date: January 19, 2021

LEAVES ARE FILLED WITH NUTRIENTS PULLED FROM DEEP WITHIN THE SOIL. Leaving the leaves on the lawn returns the nutrients to the tree & lawn and amends the existing soil to retain more moisture. Saving the leaves to add to your compost pile will provide carbons for the proper balance in decomposing food and yard waste.   […]

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HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS MATERIALS DISPOSAL DAY

By: Carroll Staff Date: January 19, 2021

THE CARROLL COUNTY SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT COMMISSION WILL BE HOSTING A HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS MATERIAL DISPOSAL DAY FOR RESIDENTS OF CARROLL COUNTY. The event will be held on Saturday August 29, 2020 from 9:00am – 11:00am at the Carroll County Recycling Center located at 19111 Kittyhawk Avenue, Carroll, Iowa. This event is free to any household […]

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RECYCLING PLASTIC

By: Carroll Staff Date: January 19, 2021

Look around, almost all of our products are made from one type of plastic or another. From children’s toys to coffee makers, our homes are filled with items made from this strong durable material. While plastic is a wonderful invention, it has created quite a problem for our planet. We are literally filling our lands, […]

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COMPOSTING…GET THE DIRT!

By: Carroll Staff Date: January 19, 2021

WHAT IS COMPOST? It’s decomposed organic matter, such as leaves and vegetable scraps, that have decomposed into a rich soil like material. Compost is used as a fertilizer and moisture control additive for existing soil. It is MORE beneficial than fertilizer…WHY? Fertilizer feeds the plants…compost feeds the soil, which in turn feeds the plants.   […]

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