Editorial: Dickinson newspaper to take in unwanted paperIt’s surprising a city of Dickinson’s size has such limited recycling options when other smaller towns in the area surpass Dickinson’s efforts. There are people in the community interested in recycling, some driving to Bismarck with their recyclable materials.
It’s surprising a city of Dickinson’s size has such limited recycling options when other smaller towns in the area surpass Dickinson’s efforts.
There are people in the community interested in recycling, some driving to Bismarck with their recyclable materials.
We hope all are dropping off aluminum cans with area groups who collect them as fundraisers, and we also suggest you take plastic grocery bags to Dan’s and to other establishments that send them to be recycled.
Over a year ago The Dickinson Press contracted with Badger State Recovery in Wisconsin to take away newsprint spoils, leftover copies of the paper and office waste.
Because of Dickinson’s remote location, The Press could not find a business to collect and pay for recycled newsprint. However, Badger State Recovery picks it up and takes it away to be recycled.
It only costs The Press manpower and motivation.
We want to share what we have found with the community by offering a paper drop-off at The Press, 1815 First St. W., on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.
We invite residents to bring their paper to The Press. Pull into the first entrance from State Avenue and stop at the canopy on the north side of the building. Volunteers will be on hand to direct you where to unload paper into large cardboard crates.
Do not bring anything but newsprint and office paper — no cardboard, no trash and no other recyclable material.
We ask those with paper not to bring a year’s worth, and don’t clean out a storage shed full and haul it to us. We only have so much space in the semis to take away the paper.
This is just a start. Depending on the response, we may schedule future drop-off days. Let’s make this a smooth, fun effort.
Dickinson takes in cardboard, aluminum cans, grass clippings and concrete, but has yet to establish a full-on recycling program. We look forward to the day when it does.
This is our small effort and a nudge to get things going.
See you Saturday.
Publisher Harvey Brock and Managing Editor Jennifer McBride are on The Dickinson Press Editorial Board.