Havreites and neighbors now have the option of taking their recycling out at any time of the day.
Pacific Steel and Recycling and the city of Havre placed six recycling bins at the parking lot of Memorial Park Friday.
“We’re trying to get people in the habit of recycling,” Mayor Tim Solomon said.
The six recycling bins are mounted on one trailer that city crews will monitor and empty when it is full.
“I think people will have to get used to (recycling),” Solomon said. “Once this one gets going, we’ll be looking at putting more in Havre.”
The recycling trailer is available to people 24 hours a day and will accept plastics, aluminum and newspapers.
Solomon, who is campaigning for re-election facing Republican Bob Rice, said it does not have a bin for cardboard because Havre Day Activity already accepts cardboard recycling 24 hours a day.
Solomon said that before this recycling trailer was installed, people had to either take their recyclables to Pacific Steel and Recycling during their business hours or wait for Hi-Line Recycling’s monthly recycling drive at the corner of 5th Avenue and 1st Street, where people could take the recyclable material they have collected for the month.
“Hi-Line Recycling has been really progressive in educating people and this is part of the outcome of that,” Solomon said.
Pacific Steel purchased the first bin for the city and donated funds to the project.
“(Pacific Steel) donated so much money to help us buy a trailer,” Solomon said.
The recycling trailer is located at Memorial Park on 5th Avenue, across from Taco John’s.
Pacific Steel and Recycling is located at 1805 U.S. Highway 2 and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 to 11 a.m. Saturdays.
For cardboard recycling, people can go to Havre Day Activity Center and Recycling at 235 1st St. W.