16-year-old cares about the earth because someone’s got to

In Pillager, Minn., Noah Brogle, 16, loves recycling more than high school football.

KARE 11’s Boyd Huppert reports the young man has quit the football team to concentrate on his business providing curbside recycling in his town.

He’s a recycling fanatic.

“He wants to do big things. He wants to make a difference in the world,” Angie Brogle, Noah’s mom, told Huppert.

When he was on the junior high baseball team, the coach knew where to find Noah after every game. Digging through the trash.

His father says they were disappointed when he quit the football team, but there are no hard feelings; his coach is one of Noah’s customers.

Cass County isn’t dense enough for anyone to provide curbside recycling services, so Brogle is filling a niche.

So he covers 100 miles of Pillager, East Gull Lake, Sylvan Township and Fairview Township on Sundays.

“I was that weird kid that pawed through the trash,” he said.

“I just think he cares about the earth,” his former football coach said.