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City provides help for residents to dispose of holiday trash, trees

The Dakotan
 December 21, 2021

The City of Minot will offer free dumping at the City Landfill between Dec. 27 and Jan. 8 to help Minot residents dispose of household waste that could accumulate during the holidays.

City of Minot Sanitation Superintendent Josh Kraft said residents receiving City sanitation services can dispose of trash at the landfill free of charge during the holidays by bringing a current water bill for verification. The landfill will be open on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., but will be closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. The landfill will resume normal hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 3.

There will be no residential garbage collection on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31. All other regularly scheduled collections will run as scheduled.

Much of the anticipated extra trash during the holidays will likely be wrapping paper. Kraft offered some suggestions on how to dispose of that paper.

“We want to remind residents to condense the wrapping paper down as much as possible before they bag it and place it into the containers,” Kraft said. “Also, by placing bags of household trash in the bottom of the container and the bags of paper near the top, the bags of paper are less likely to become stuck at the bottom of the container.”

Between Dec. 23 and Jan. 14, the City will provide dumpsters at two locations to help residents dispose of Christmas trees. The dumpsters will be at Site # 7 located at 16th Street SW and 16th Avenue SW and at Site #3 located at 11th Street NW and 4th Avenue NW (Oak Park). The City will also pick up Christmas trees that are placed near residential garbage carts.

“We ask residents to remove all lights, decorations, bags, and stands from the trees before dropping them off or placing them for collection,” Kraft said. “These trees are shredded for mulch, so we don’t want anything left on them that would interfere with the shredding process.”

For additional information or interviews contact the Public Information Office at 701-857-4727 or by email at pio@minotnd.org.


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