Minot city leaders to further discuss potential recycling plan

MINOT, N.D. - Minot city leaders say that, if they gave the go-ahead for a recycling plan now, it wouldn't be rolled out until 2021.

The issue once again became a focal point of discussion among city leaders, this time at Monday night’s November council meeting.

Jason Sorenson with Minot Public Works gave a presentation to the council on what would go in to implementing such a program to the city, and how other towns across North Dakota do it.

Still, many questions linger, including who should decide whether the city begins recycling—the council or a vote of the people, the cost-benefit of it, and how the city would handle participation in the program.

“If it is going to move forward, there is going to be lead time in the process to get it started. And at that point I think it's going to be the decision then on what direction that we're heading, if in fact that the council's going to make the decision, or if it's going to be made in another, another avenue,” said Minot Mayor Shaun Sipma.

City leaders say they will take into account all of the feedback they have received on the matter and hope to have a general game plan by next month.