Recycling in Dickinson

DICKINSON, N.D. - Rachel Shumaker, Dickinson's recycling and collections coordinator, says the city has been getting positive feedback on its recycling.

She says the city hauls about 15.5 tons of recycling a week to Shakopee, Minn.

Shumaker says residents pay a $4.25 fee to cover costs to keep everything local. She says concerns a few locals have is that the city ships things to China to be recycled, but that's not the case.

"We have a place in Iowa that takes our milk cartons. There's a place in Wisconsin that takes our plastics. Most of our paper actually stays right in Minnesota and aluminum and other metals actually stay pretty local as well," said Shumaker.

Shumaker says everyone in the city is doing a great job at recycling, but it can always use extra effort by remembering not to bag recyclables unless its into a paper bag or a cardboard box.