City of Minot schedules fall cleanup week beginning Oct. 8

The City of Minot will hold a fall cleanup week beginning Oct. 8 to help residents dispose of unwanted items free of charge.

For the fall cleanup week, the city will be divided into four sections, with City of Minot Sanitation Department crews concentrating on one section per day during the week of Oct. 8. During the fall cleanup week, residents can also bring approved waste to the City of Minot Landfill free of charge if they provide a Minot utility bill.

“The fall cleanup week is an opportunity for Minot residents to get rid of some things that may have been accumulating over the summer months,” said Jason Sorenson, assistant public works director for the City of Minot. “By dividing the city into four zones, we can more efficiently and effectively utilize our crews, and it gives residents time to plan ahead so they can have their unwanted items set out on the curb on their designated day.”

The following guidelines will be in effect for the fall cleanup week:

– There is a limit of two appliances per household.

– Tires and propane tanks will be accepted.

– Any items placed in the alley will not be collected.

– All waste should be set on the boulevard or curb before 7 a.m. on your scheduled day.

– All containers that are not garbage cans will be thrown away.

– Yard waste, trees and branches should not be set out as part of the fall cleanup week.

During the cleanup week, City crews will not pick up paints, stains, oil, varnishes and other household hazardous waste placed on the curb, but residents can bring these items to the landfill until Oct. 13. E-waste will not be picked up curbside during the week of Oct. 8. E-waste can be brought to the annual special collection in May 2019.