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Forum News Service, Published April 08 2013

Big parties in Duluth now need recycling bins

DULUTH, Minn. – Throwing a big party in Duluth? Don’t forget the recycling containers.

Just about every event in the Duluth area with 100 or more guests now is required to have recycling bins available under a new ordinance recently enacted by the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District, which is expanding recycling to nontraditional locations.

The law applies to any function at a community hall, park or business. It even applies at homes if there is a business involved, such as a caterer.

“It’s aimed at the bigger commercial events, but it applies to all of them with 100 people or more,” said Karen Anderson, WLSSD community relations director. “Some of them already offer recycling. But a surprising number still do not.”