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Kalix Recycling Center celebrating 25 years

The Kalix Recycling Center opened in June 1994 to offer Minot and area residents an opportunity to have a positive impact on the environment by recycling various commodities. For the last 25 years, residents of northwest North Dakota have utilized the Kalix program to recycle more than 153,000,000 pounds of materials including cardboard, paper, newspaper, magazines, aluminum cans, tin cans, and plastic bottles.

Recycling saves raw materials, landfill space, and energy.

The Kalix Recycling Center is celebrating 25 years of business from July 9 through Aug. 13. The anniversary event includes daily door prizes to the 25th customer through the door and a social media campaign to increase recycling awareness, including a video produced by and featuring Kalix employees and friends.

Kalix is a private non-profit that exists to serve adults with developmental disabilities. The Recycling Center contributes to the mission of “Privacy, Purpose, and Dignity for all People” by offering employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The Redemption Center, Warehouse, Confidential Document Destruction (shredding), e-Waste, and Fluorescent Bulb Recycling Services offers employees experience with learning and performing a variety of work tasks, and opportunities to develop customer service and other work skills.

“We appreciate the support from Minot residents over the last twenty-five years. It is only through your partnership that we have been able to successfully divert materials from the landfill and contribute to a cleaner environment. We hope to see continued participation and support for recycling to maximize our impact as responsible citizens. We look forward to the day when curbside recycling will make it easier for everybody to participate, but until then, we encourage people to bring their recyclable materials to our location at 605 27th St SE – next to the state fairgrounds in Minot,” said Borgi Beeler, President/CEO of Kalix.

The Kalix Recycling Center is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. See https://www.kalixnd.org/recycling/ for more information.

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