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The City of Minot will offer free dumping at the City Landfill between Dec. 26 and Jan. 5 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 collection services can dispose of accumulated trash at the landfill free of charge during the holidays by bringing a current water bill for verification. The landfill will be closed Monday, Dec. 24, Tuesday, Dec. 25, and Tuesday, Jan. 1. The landfill will resume normal hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday Dec. 26, but will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 1.
“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,” Kraft said.
There will be no garbage collection on Monday, Dec. 24, and Tuesday, Dec. 25. There will also be no collection on Tuesday, Jan. 1. Regularly scheduled collection resumes Wednesday, Jan. 2.
For residents with regular Monday/Thursday garbage collection: Collections will take place Thursday, Dec. 20, and Thursday, Dec. 27. For residents with regular Tuesday/Friday garbage collection: Collections will take place Friday, Dec. 21, and Friday Dec. 28.
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 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,” Kraft said. “We suggest residents to avoid packing the bags of paper in the bottom of the containers, where they may become stuck. By first placing bags of other 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.”
Kraft said the City will again provide dumpsters at two locations to help residents dispose of Christmas trees. For the fifth 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 several years,” Kraft said. “Many residents have taken advantage of this opportunity, and we anticipate much success collecting unwanted Christmas trees again this year.”