Recycling

Proper waste management starts with recycling. Future increases in waste changes will be due to the costs associated with proper waste management as well as long-term monitoring and clean-up of commercial ground water. It makes sense to recycle as much of our waste as possible to reduce our future costs. In addition to rising ocsts and waste volumes, the production and use of disposable products wastes raw materials and energy.

That is not all of the advantages of recycling. Many charities and community groups raise money through reusing and recycling goods. Your city has many charity shops (like Goodwill and the Salvation Army) that will take your unwanted clothes, electronics, furniture and other household items to resell as income for these non-profit organizations and these donations are also tax deductible for you. Other not-for-profit charities can be found who will pass such clothing and other items onto underdeveloped communities around the globe. So, think of the people in need in your local community and in other nations before you shove off all those unused or unwanted stuff into the trashcan next time.

 

Bring your Solid Waste and Recycling to any of these locations:

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

Nebish Rural Site
4934 Lumberjack Rd NW, Puposky
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

 

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

 

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

Additional drop-off sites within the City of Bemidji & Northern Township are:
North of Herberger’s at 2815 Ridgeway Avenue NW
Tom’s Stop
at 8000 Irvine Avenue NW

 

Bring your Recycling donations these locations:

Habitat for Humanity ReStore
1357 Exchange Ave SE
Bemidji, MN 56601
218-444-6398

St Philip's Clothing Depot
125 8th St NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
218-444-3835

Seventh Day Adventist Clothing Depot
810 15th St NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
218-751-1985

Good Will
407 Beltrami Ave NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
218-759-2147

 

Food Shelf
1260 Exchange Ave SE
Bemidji, MN 56601
218-444-6580

St. Mary's Mission Store
Hwy 1
Red Lake, MN
218-679-3615

Churches United
702 Beltrami Ave NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
218-444-1380

To get ride of larger items such as motor vehicles, campers, mobile homes, etc. contact your local auto salvage yard.

 

Proper waste management starts with recycling.  Future increases in waste charges will be due to the costs associated with proper waste management as well as long-term monitoring and clean up of contaminated ground water.  It makes sense to recycle as much of our waste as possible to reduce our future costs.  In addition to rising costs and waste volumes, the production and use of disposable products wastes raw materials and energy.

Beltrami County has two categories for recylcing:

Containers

 

 

 

 

 

Consist of tin or aluminum cans, glass bottles, plastics, only with a neck and  (1) or (2) labeled on the bottom.

All must be rinsed and clear of all product residue.  All lids must also be removed.

Fiber Materials

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consist of cardboard, boxboard (i.e. cereal boxes), newspapers, magazines, catalogs, phone books and office paper.  No waxed, coated or stained cardboard/box board, all inserts removed (i.e. cereal bags), no napkins, paper towels or bathroom tissue.

Transfer Stations will accept:
Appliances (i.e. white goods), Stoves, refrigerators, washers, dryers, freezers, dish washers, water heaters, air conditioners, de-humidifiers,
Fluorescent tubes less than 4 feet in length, tires, engine oil, used oil, anti-freeze, automotive batteries and household hazardous waste.

Appliances &
Electronics

Stoves, refrigerators, washers, dryers, freezers, dish washers, water heaters, air conditioners, de-humidifiers, fluorescent tubes less than 4 feet long, tires, engin oil, used oil, anti-freeze, automotive batteries and household hazardouse waste.

Fee for commercial, no charge for residential:

Appliances
Bulbs
Electronics (keyboard, mouse, computer)

Grease (restaurant, Cooking) Mid-West Grease, Long Prairie, MN 320-732-2819
Plastic Grocery Bags recycled at Bemidji Walmart or Luekens Village Foods
Old Medications Beltrami County Law Enforcement Center
613 Minnesota Ave NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
218-333-8130