Minot, North Dakota (KXNET) — Recycling is an important part of environmental protection and has been discussed in Minot for years.
The city recently announced that a curbside recycling program is nearing completion in Magic City.
A March 2020 survey of residents showed that 65% of people in Minot support a street recycling program.
“In some cases, people have been asking for this for 20 years. It wasn’t until 2020 that we finally got additional data on the number of people who asked for it. City of Minot officials.
A transfer facility is being built at the landfill to accommodate the recycling program.
This process works just like regular trash.
City officials will collect recycled materials from the roadside and transport them to the new facility, where they will load the materials onto trucks and ship them to Minneapolis.
“The process is not short. We are building the transfer facility while we are talking. And it’s all about telling residents what they can and can’t expect to work out the program and prepare them to understand how recycling really works in Minot,” Hackett explained.
A 95-gallon container will be delivered to Minot Sanitation customers before the recycling program begins.
The container lid has a different color to distinguish it from regular garbage.
Taxpayers will not be charged for street recycling services for the first few months, but after the trial period they will be charged $2-3 per month depending on bin size.
“We just want people to try it. and we think it’s a great program and a service to the community,” said Hackett.
City members say Minot is the last large city in the state not to participate in a recycling program and are excited to start offering residents ways to help protect the environment.
Recyclables are picked up twice a month and garbage is picked up every other week.
The new program is expected to start by July 2023.