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Hartel's/DBJ celebrating 50th year

Locally owned Hartel's/DBJ Disposal Company plans to celebrate its 50th anniversary on Sept. 7. During the week of Sept. 1 through Sept. 7, all customers have the chance to win $50 in free service. On Sept. 7, a picnic will be held for all custom...

Locally owned Hartel's/DBJ Disposal Company plans to celebrate its 50th anniversary on Sept. 7.

During the week of Sept. 1 through Sept. 7, all customers have the chance to win $50 in free service. On Sept. 7, a picnic will be held for all customers with a grand prize drawing for 50 weeks of free service.

Leo Hartel and Art Walstrom, Leo's brother-in-law, started this business with weekly garbage pick up to residential customers in West Duluth. Fifty years later, their disposal service has grown to include commercial and industrial, as well as residential, customers in Duluth, Hermantown and Proctor.

The business is now owned by Leo's and Art's sons, Dan Hartel and Jeff Walstrom who have joined forces with Darrel B. Johnson.

Today, their service has expanded to include commercial and industrial service as well as weekly recycling pick up, and they choose to use a source-separated system of recycling. This guarantees that 100 percent of what is collected is recycled.

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