Time to Sort the Trash!

Posted On: November 25, 2019

It is time to sort the trash once again in Fergus Falls. Two previous waste audits were conducted in 2015 and 2017. Waste audits provide valuable information for the Otter Tail County Solid Waste Department in determining programming and public education around recycling and solid waste. This year’s sort will also estimate the amount of organics generated by Fergus Falls residents. Volunteers are needed.

On Thursday, December 12th from 9 am to 3 pm the Otter Tail County Solid Waste Department will conduct a trash sort at the recycling facility at 1115 North Tower Road in Fergus Falls. In past sorts county commissioners, city officials, members of local communities and recycling professionals have participated in the waste audits. Participants can learn firsthand about the waste stream, help to collect data on recycling, household hazardous waste and electronics contamination as well as how much food is thrown away in Fergus Falls. The same route and exact time of year (third Thursday in December) has been selected. All participants must sign a confidentiality form that ensures no information or materials will be taken from the waste stream. Join us and sign up today!

People inside the recycling facility sorting garbage into different bins while a skidsteer scoops more material
2017 Waste Audit

Volunteers should wear warm, old clothing and closed-toed shoes. Personal protective gear will be provided the day of the sort. Your help will allow data to be collected and used to evaluate current and future programs as well and provide a focus for public education in the year to come. Lunch is provided.

For more information and to register or call Brittney 218-998-8915.


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