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The City of Minot will offer free dumping at the City Landfill between Dec. 27 and Jan. 6 to help Minot residents dispose of household waste that could accumulate during the holidays.
City of Minot Sanitation Superintendent John Reynolds said residents can dispose of accumulated trash at the landfill free of charge during the holidays by bringing a current water bill as proof of residency. The landfill will be open its normal hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., but will be closed Saturday, Dec. 23.
“We recognize that during the holidays there will be three days with no regular garbage collection, so this provides residents with another opportunity to dispose of trash,” Reynolds said.
There will be no garbage collection on Monday, Dec. 25, and Tuesday, Dec. 26. There will also be no collection on Monday, Jan. 1. Regularly scheduled collection resumes Tuesday, Jan. 2.
For residents with regular Monday/Thursday garbage collection: Collections will take place Thursday, Dec. 21, and Thursday, Dec. 28. For residents with regular Tuesday/Friday garbage collection: Collections will take place Friday, Dec. 22, and Friday Dec. 29.
Much of the anticipated extra trash during the holidays will likely be wrapping paper. Reynolds offered some suggestions on how to dispose of that paper.
“We would ask that residents try to condense their wrapping paper down as much as possible before they bag it and place it into the containers,” Reynolds said. “We suggest residents try not to pack the bags of wrapping paper deep down into the container so the bags don’t get stuck in there.”
Reynolds said the City will again provide dumpsters at two locations to help residents dispose of Christmas trees. For the third year, the City will place dumpsters at Site # 7 located at 16th Street SW and 16th Avenue SW (near KMOT) and at Site #3 located at 11th Street NW and 4th Avenue NW (Oak Park).
“This program has worked really well for everyone the past few years,” Reynolds said. “A lot of residents have taken advantage of that opportunity for the past few years, and we anticipate collecting a lot of unwanted Christmas trees again this year.”