Saturday, March 19, 2011

Beltrami County Recycling and Waste Management

Beltrami County has two ways to recycle your main consumer products: Fibers and Containers.

Containers are described as: bottles (glass, plastics, aluminum and tin), plastics, only with a neck and [1] or [2] labeled on the bottom. To recycle they ask that all containers be rinsed and clear of all product residues. Lids must also be removed.

Examples of [1]
Bottles: water, juice, milk, medicine containers, household cleaner bottles, ice cream buckets. Once it has been processed by a recycling facility, [1] PETE can become fiberfill for winter coats, sleeping bags and life jackets. It can also be used to make bean bags, rope, car bumpers, tennis ball felt, combs, cassette tapes, sails for boats, furniture and, of course, other plastic bottles.

Examples of [2]
Containers: detergents, bleach and household cleaner bottles, milk jugs, car fluid bottles, watering cans, and heavier plastics. Plastic labeled with the number [2] is often recycled into toys, piping, plastic lumber and rope.

Examples of Fibers:
Newspapers, magazines, corrugated cardboard, paper bags, books (without bindings), pamphlets, cereal boxes (etc.), phone books, mixed paper. Even paper with staples and plastic 'windows' can be recycled in the Fiber bin. Do not put laminated paper or laminated layered products in Fiber recycling.

Where to Recycle:

Bemidji Solid Waste Transfer Station
751 Industrial Drive SE, Bemidji
Phone: 218-751-1668
M-F 8:00-5:00
Sat. 8:00 – 1:00

Blackduck/Kelliher Transfer Station
33003 Hwy 72 NE, Blackduck
Phone: 218-835-6961
M-Tu. – Th.-F 8:00 – 5:00
Sat. 8:00 – 1:00
Closed Wednesday

Ten Lakes Rural Site
23170 Power Dam Rd NE, Bemidji
Monday: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Thursday: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Waskish Rural Site
5537 Hillman Dr, Waskish
M-Sat. 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Nebish Rural Site
4934 Lumberjack Rd NW, Puposky
M-F 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat. 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Pinewood Rural Site
12921 Centerline Rd NW, Pinewood
M-F 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat. 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Fourtown Rural Site
63063 Fourtown Rd NW, Fourtown
9:00 AM – 8:00 PM 7 days/week

Stand alone Recycling bins:
Herberger's parking lot
Near Slim's Bar and Grill
Tom Stop gas station

For complete information visit the Beltrami County website and these links:,com_docman/task,doc_view/gid,11360

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