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Workers at the Perham incinerator facility look through incoming garbage for cardboard, metal or larger items that might clog up the sorting machine. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham

Becker County trash will soon be processed at Perham facility

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The expression used to be garbage in, garbage out.

Not anymore. With the new materials recovery facility attached to the solid waste incinerator at Perham, it’s garbage in, recyclables and burnables out.


With its multiple, interconnected conveyor belts, bins and chutes, the new material recovery (MURF)  facility looks like Willie Wonka’s factory — except it’s garbage straight from the truck flowing through that complex system, not fine chocolate.

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