Van’s Sanitation Shows Off New Recycling Center

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(Le Mars) — Van’s Sanitation of Le Mars unveiled to the public their new recycling center Friday morning while hosting a Chamber coffee.  The facility will allow Van’s Sanitation to expand on their recycling business.  Co-Owner Scott VanderSluis explains.

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The new facility measures 85 feet wide by 300 feet long, and consists of a series of drop bays, conveyor belts, and fans to better assist with the separation of recyclables. VanderSluis says with the new complex, and the hope to gain additional business from neighboring communities, Van’s Sanitation could add up to 17 more jobs to the payroll.

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VanderSluis says the market for recyclables consisting of plastics, aluminum, cardboard and glass items is doing well.

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The sanitary refuge collector says more efforts are needed to educate the public about the benefits of recycling.

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Van’s Sanitation has invested more than $1.2 million into the new recycling center and VanderSluis says they hope to begin using the new facility within the next two weeks.