RECYCLING and WASTE DISPOSAL:

Waste disposal and recycling is handled by Engrebretson Sanitary disposal, 589-3804.

Curbside Trash and Recycling Pickup Schedule:

East Side of Town: 
Trash pickup Thursday morning.
Recycling Pickup 2nd and 4th Monday of the month.

West Side of Town:
Trash pickup Friday morning.
Recycling Pickup 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.

As of summer 2013 Morris has a new "Single Sort" Recycling program. Each household has a 64 gallon wheeled blue bin with grey lid. All items may be placed in the same big bin,"unsorted".

Items accepted for curbside recycling: Plastics #1-7, Newspaper, Magazines, Office paper, Phone books, Cardboard, Milk/Broth cartons and juice boxes, Glass bottles and jars, Aluminum cans and Tin cans.

Standard trash pickup is for one 68 gallon wheeling trash barrel, which is supplied to each household by Engebretson and Sons Disposal. For pickup of additional barrels or bags of trash, orange tags can be purchased from the city hall or municipal liquor store.

Other items like cardboard yard waste, flourescent light bulbs and large items can be dropped off at the landfill site on Hwy 9 South. M-F 8am-4pm. You can find them by heading south out of town on Atlantic Avenue, then making a right turn into the industrial park after the going under the highway overpass. Take the first left immediately after crossing the tracks.

Household trash from Morris is trucked to Fergus Falls  and incinerated. Recyclables are trucked to Minneapolis for resale. Construction debris, and yard waste are collected on site at the landfill.

Of course the best way to get rid of something you don't need anymore is to find someone else who can use it, and give it to them instead of throwing it away. Freecycle is a non-profit organization which tries to connect people who have stuff they don't want, with people who can use it. There is now a local freecycle group for Stevens and Grants counties:

Stevens and Grant Counties Freecycle Group

Check it out when you need to get rid of something with some life left in it.

Updated: 7/15/13