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Paper drive to benefit school foundation

Recycling newspapers or magazines has been a beneficial way over the years to help save the environment.

Now, around the Ellsworth area, another scenario has come about, in which getting rid of paper can be beneficial in more ways than one.

Steve and Sue Hinck, owners of Hinck's Economart, along with Wayne Lundgaard of True Value Hardware, have teamed up within the last month to start a paper drive, with proceeds to benefit the Ellsworth Community School District Foundation.

Ellsworth residents are encouraged to drop off paper products--newspapers, magazines, junk mail, egg cartons, telephone books, catalog, grocery bags and folded flat cereal and other type of product boxes--in a container located in the Hinck's/True Value parking lot. It's recommended the papers be in boxes or bundles when donated. No plastic bags, plastic or Styrofoam will be accepted.

The Hincks were able to reach an agreement with Rock Term Paper Recycle, a container company out of the Twin Cities, in which, once the container reaches at least 9,000 pounds, the foundation will receive part of the proceeds. Sue Hinck added the container holds well over 12,000 pounds.

The container has been up for almost three weeks and, so far, the Hincks estimated they're about one-third of the way done to the goal.

For more please read the May 28 print version of the Herald.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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