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“No-Sort” Recycling Coming Soon to Moorhead

May 12th, 2017 by Member Contributor

By Stephanie Reynolds, Recycling Program Manager, and Steve Moore, Public Works Director, City of Moorhead

The City of Moorhead is transitioning to “No-Sort” recycling this July. Instead of separating all of your recyclables, you can put them loosely into one container!

If you currently have a grey garbage tote, a blue 96-gallon recycling tote will be delivered to your driveway between June 8 and June 17. Your recycling day and week will remain the same with the first residential pick-up scheduled for Monday, July 3. If your recycling day is on Tuesday, July 4 (Independence Day holiday), your recycling will be picked up on Wednesday, July 5. For days following holidays, please have your totes out by 4:00 am.

Live in an apartment? No problem! You too will be able enjoy the ease of “No-Sort” recycling! Just look for a blue 300-gallon container or a blue dumpsters located near your garbage dumpster. Blue recycling containers and dumpsters will be delivered to your apartment building by the end of June. The City will begin servicing these dumpsters on July 3. Please remember, only recycling goes in the blue containers or dumpsters. Trash will contaminate the entire container or dumpster and it will be taken to the landfill instead of being recycled.

Please no plastic bags in ANY recycling container, including our drop sites. Plastic bags can’t be recycled with other recyclable material and damages material recovery facility sorting equipment. However, plastic bags can be dropped off at local retailers such as Target, Wal-Mart or Hornbachers.

The city has a supply of our current 18-gallon recycling bins still available. The 18-gallon bins are great for garage storage or for apartment residents to carry recyclables to their recycling container or dumpster. Bins can be picked up at City Hall or Public Works Department for free while supplies last; one bin per household.

The “No-Sort” recycling guide, detailed color-coded map, and recycling schedule is available at www.cityofmoorhead.com/recycle. If you have any questions or want additional information, please call public works at 218-299-5422.

Thanks for recycling and making Moorhead green!

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