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 costs 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 on to underdeveloped communities around the globe. So, think of the people in need in your local community and in other nations before you shove your unused or unwanted stuff into the trashcan next time.

 

Bring your Solid Waste and Recycling to any of these locations: Hours are listed HERE

Bemidji Solid Waste Transfer Station
751 Industrial Drive SE, Bemidji
Phone: 218-333-8328

Tuesday (closed to the public)

Blackduck/Kelliher Transfer Station
33003 Hwy 72 NE, Blackduck
Phone: 218-835-6961 or 218-333-8290

Closed Wednesday

Ten Lakes Rural Site
23170 Power Dam Rd NE, Bemidji

Island Lake Site
8530 Lumberjack Rd NW, Puposky
7 days/week 24 hrs/day

Fourtown Rural Site
68030 Hwy 89 NW, Grygla
7 days/week 24 hrs/day

Waskish Rural Site
56162 Waskish Rd NE, Waskish
7 days/week 24 hrs/day

Pinewood Rural Site
16909 Grange Rd NW, Pinewood
7 days/week 24 hrs/day

Additional recycling drop-off sites within the City of Bemidji and Northern Township are:
South of Target at 23rd St NW
Tom’s Stop
at 8000 Irvine Avenue NW

 

Bring your Recycling donations to 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 rid 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.

Recycling
Guide

Appliances &
Electronics

Transfer Station 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 long, tires, engine 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