Plymouth County recycling groups earn Governor’s Iowa Environmental Excellence award


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The City of Le Mars, Van’s Sanitation and Recycling of Le Mars, and Plymouth County’s Solid Waste Agency of rural Le Mars, earned the Governor’s Iowa Environmental Excellence award last week for their ongoing waste management efforts.

The award recognizes Iowa businesses, organization, or individuals who have demonstrated excellence in environmental protection efforts.

According to Le Mars’ mayor, Dick Kirchoff, the City, Van’s and the Solid Waste Agency have been working together to better manage waste and have elevated recycling numbers in Le Mars from 175,000 pounds a year back in 2005 to 2 million pounds this year.

For more information on the kind of work these three groups and the Iowa Environmental Excellence award click here.

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