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Do You Bury Money?

Kalex Recycling Currently Minot ND only has one place to recycle and Minot does not have a curb side recycling program. Kalix recycles many items but it is far from comprehensive and it's location is not very convenient for much of Minot.

Although I am not a "save the earth" type of person I do like to be a good steward of God's gift below our feet. I take all Money Sailour paper to Kalix. They accept all kinds of paper and cardboard. Our church takes aluminum cans some where and the money they collect from that goes to a fund to help pay for youth outings.

It's a shame that a City the size of Minot does not have a curb side recycling program. It's like money sailing away and down the drain. Besides the money that could be gained there is also the money lost due to our landfill filling up before it's time (which is a current topic here).

It may be an inconvenience to take your things to Kalix but I hope if you live in Minot you will do so. Do it to save the earth if that's what you believe. Do it to save the landfill, that's a real thing, or do it for the tokens they give you for a few cents off of your groceries. Just do it.

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ROBERT L. TIMM, OWNER

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 Minot North Dakota 58701

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Comment balloon 27 commentsBob "RealMan" Timm • April 09 2019 01:21AM

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Hi Bob - there must be a reason why this is so but I can't think of "why?". 

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 3 months ago

The landfill presents many problems! I hope the problems are solved. This is a good project for Millennials to tackle. I wish people would get more involved in community projects that can benefit the universe instead of spending so much time self-absorbed with Text, FaceBook, Selfies, Pinterest, etc. 

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 3 months ago

Bob, love our blue barrels, I fill it up with wine bottles, water bottles, papers and kitty litter containers.... then the enterprising guys come by and all is left that does not generate money and it goes to the recycling place... I help out twice...not counting the consumption of the wine:))Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 3 months ago

Morning Bob.

We are given two different garbage cans, one is for recyclable items the other for those who are not.  If it wasn't for my wife, all of it would go into the trash can.  

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) 3 months ago

Our recycle bin is collected every other week. There may be a company in your area that could make money from the collection and giving back to the city may save on your property taxes.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) 3 months ago

Where I live now, our recycling is picked up from our driveway once a week. Where I'm moving to, I'll need to bring my recycling to the recycling facility. It'll be a bit inconvenient, but I will do so anyway.

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com) 3 months ago

Michael Jacobs they always site cost but they sure are willing to spend money on other things even if the tax payers dont' want them.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 3 months ago

Exactly Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP . Our generation, the Baby Boomers, started this "it's all about me" crap and now it's on steroids.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 3 months ago

I wish we had the opportunity here Endre Barath, Jr. . When I left Moorhead MN (sister city to Fargo ND) 30 years ago we had a complete recycling program. It's had for me to believe that Minot has NOTHING!

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 3 months ago

Sally K. & David L. Hanson you would think some enterprising person would pick up the cause. We did have another place where you could drop things off but it burnt down and has not rebuilt.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 3 months ago

Kat Palmiotti it can be a hassle to transport it but I feel it's important to do so. I'm not trying to save the Earth but I do believe that we should be good stewards of this gift we have been given.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 3 months ago

Good morning Bob. I live in a building that tries to recycle. A real challenge for 17 floors, but it is a start. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 3 months ago

James Dray when I was in a recycling program in Moorhead MN we had to separate everything, even different grades of plastic. One container sounds very nice and easy.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 3 months ago

As you said Wayne Martin , it's a start. At least you don't have to leave the building to recycle.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 3 months ago

Good morning Bob. In my small town there is no pick up for anything so we go to the dump and separate. I like your new photo.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 3 months ago

Thankfully, Bob, we have recylce pick-up here every other week. We also have places to take those kinds of items that are too big for curbside pick-up... and fortunately one of them isn't but less than 2 miles from my home.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 3 months ago

That sounds like an even bigger hassle then we have here Sheila Anderson but at least your City does have some kind of a program.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 3 months ago

Nina Hollander you have reminded me that Minot does have a yard waste program and there is a collection point just a block from my home.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 3 months ago

Hello the new Bob with the new spring time face.  I am funny and take all my cans to a boy scout troop that gets monet for them.  it helps them.

 

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 3 months ago

Recycling options are one thing done quite well in our area. Of course, you can't mandate participation and I suspect that could always be improved. It's all about attitude.  Glad you feel a stewardship - we all should 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 3 months ago

PS - nice photo update sans the beard. :) 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 3 months ago

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD I believe the City would see great participation if they implemented a recycling plan. 

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 3 months ago

Thanks you for the knd words Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD . I'm not missing the beard but with this monster storm they are talking about I may miss the beard if I'm out shoveling.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 3 months ago

Good afternoon Bob "RealMan" Timm -  someone in the town should do a cost benefit study.  We have two different cans.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 3 months ago

I wish we did Grant Schneider . The only recycling the City participates in is yard waste and that we have to drive to a collection point for. Lucky for me it's in walking distance.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 3 months ago

Recycling has to be an imperative in this consumer product throwaway society.  Congrats on having one in your town.

Posted by John Henry, Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design (John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.) 2 months ago

John Henry I just wish the City would get behind it BUT you are absolutely right, the public needs to drive it.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 2 months ago

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