New industrial and electronics recycling facility

Photo by Bert van Dijk, Flickr.
Photo by Bert van Dijk, Flickr.

A new industrial and electronic recycling center has opened in Baxter.

H&W Recycling accepts items such as refrigerators and cell phones. The company scraps what they receive for metal and then sells it to a Metal Recycling facility in Des Moines. This business should help keep appliances and electronics out of the landfill.

Electronic waste is responsible for 40 percent of the lead and 75 percent of the heavy metals in landfills. Both materials are toxic and can leach into the groundwater if disposed of incorrectly.

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