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WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR SANITARY DISTRICT

Free "Treecycling" services are available at sites around Duluth and in Carlton County.
The yard waste compost site will open again for a bit in December and January for holiday tree disposal.
As the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District works to better understand PFAS, a survey of its biggest wastewater users found that the chemicals are not in heavy use at those places.
In February, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will release a blueprint on how it plans to begin to deal with "forever chemicals."

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The device was left in a mixed-waste bin at the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District's Materials Recovery Center.
Western Lake Superior Sanitary District's Treecycling program offers 11 drop-off sites.
The facility will reopen in the spring for yard waste and this winter for Christmas tree disposal.
The Western Lake Superior Sanitary District received long-awaited dollars from Minnesota's bonding bill to purchase and install generators.
Western Lake Superior Sanitary District in Duluth is expanding its operating hours for its yard waste compost site.
University of Minnesota Duluth researcher Richard Melvin seems to be doing the exact opposite of what he should be doing to obtain uncontaminated water samples from beach areas along Park Point (“ Researchers detect virus that causes COVID-19 at four Duluth beaches this month,” Sept. 28).

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A plan to deal with contaminants under Interstate 35 has solidified in the time since the three-year, $343 million project was delayed until 2021.
MPCA responded to St. Louis County commissioners who sought action about leachate discharged into Lake Superior.
How detection of the virus in wastewater could be an early warning system for Minnesota communities.

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