The City of Minot will offer free dumping at the City Landfill between Dec. 27 and Jan. 7 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. 26 and Jan. 2. 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. 26 and Jan. 2. 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: Condense the wrapping paper down as much as possible before bagging it and putting it into the container. Placing bags of household trash at the bottom of the container and the lighter bags of paper at the top will help ensure the bags don’t get stuck.
Between Dec. 23 and Jan. 13, the City will provide dumpsters at two locations to help residents dispose of real Christmas trees. The dumpsters will be at Site # 7 located at 16th Street SW and 16th Avenue SW (near KMOT) and at Site #3 located at 11th Street NW and 4 th Avenue NW (Oak Park). The City will also pick up real Christmas trees that are placed near residential garbage carts.
“Residents should 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 can’t have anything on them that interferes with the shredding process.”