Garbage. How often do you think about it? When the can is getting full and you hope you’re not the one who gets stuck taking it out? When you see the sign for the landfill? Maybe you don’t think about it at all. But unfortunately, it’s something that affects us all – the city, county, our area, and our environment…good thing there is recycling in Williston!
The North Dakota Recycling Services Facility can recycle many different items:
All of these can be dropped off 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. We also offer a pick-up service to many of the local businesses to make recycling easier for them. North Dakota Recycling Services is a privately run recycling facility that has been operated for the past four years. We took over from public works when they no longer wanted to/or had the man power to run the program. We are not funded by the City of Williston or any other grants. We operate solely on what is brought in by recycling these materials, which unfortunately is not always paying for itself, but is very rewarding.
North Dakota Recycling works in conjunction with its sister Company, Chamley Pipe & Salvage. At Chamley Pipe and Salvage, we recycle wood and scrap metal of all kinds. Between both companies we are currently keeping approximately 500,000 pounds of recyclable materials out of the local landfill each month. YES! ½ MILLION POUNDS EACH MONTH!
You can imagine how much more could be recycled if everybody in Williston knew about the center and what we can do!
Will Chamley and his partners support the recycling program in the City, many times out of their own pockets, in hopes that the recycling program here in Williston can continue to grow and encompass more types of recyclables in the future, such as glass and plastic. Please help us spread the word!
Is it time to clean out your own homes or businesses? We are heading up a drive again at the end of August for the collection of E-Waste. Our April drive collected 40,000 pounds of electronics to send to a special recycling facility to dispose of the toxic chemicals contained in them – keeping them from contaminating our soil and in turn our waters. Please see the event flyer and help us keep electronics out of the landfill.
We are also working on partnering with businesses to place collection containers for aluminum at locations that make it easy to participate; and the proceeds from the collections will be donated to the local charity “Bras for a Cause”. We chose this charity because all the money stays local, to help cancer patients with costs not normally covered by insurance.
I hope you have found this information useful and I hope you can pass it on to your co-workers and friends.
Thank you for spreading the recycling word!
Chamley Pipe and Salvage