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City of East Grand Forks Refuse and Recycling Enrollment
May 8th, 2009

Dear East Grand Forks Resident:

The City of East Grand Forks has contracted with Waste Management to provide residential refuse collection and recycling services for city residents utilizing an automated cart system. Waste Management will provide each household with two carts at no additional cost, one for refuse and one for recycling. Each customer will sign up for specific size carts. The carts will be in place of having to purchase bags for your refuse and the small crates currently being used for recycling.

The carts have wheels and roll quickly and easily to the curb on collection day. They are constructed to resist overturning in the wind and have permanently attached lids that won't blow away.

Please keep in mind when signing up for a refuse cart that all refuse must be bagged and fit inside the cart. Failure to do so may require an increase to your size of cart. Extra refuse outside the cart may not be collected.

Please register your container preference online at or fill out the top section of this letter and return no later than May 22nd, 2009.If we don't receive a response from your household, we will automatically deliver a 64 gallon refuse cart and a 96 gallon recycling cart.

The conversion will begin late summer and you will be receiving a letter prior to your new carts being delivered. You will be able to start utilizing the carts by August 3, 2009. The carts should be placed curbside for collection no later than 7:00 am the day of service. Your pickup day will not change. Please refer to your current calendar. As always, the city will continue to bill each resident. Please continue to contact the city with any billing or service inquiries.

Please feel free to contact our office at (218) 773-1313 with any additional questions or concerns. We appreciate in advance your assistance with the conversion.We believe this new system will enhance the residential refuse and recycling collection program in the City of East Grand Forks.

Best Regards,