The Sartell Compost Site will open for the season 8 a.m. Saturday, April 19, but people will need to purchase an annual permit to use the site’s facilities.
Permits can be purchased at Sartell City Hall or online as www.sartellmn.com. If people purchase permits online but don’t have the actual permit mailed to them yet, they should bring a print-out of the online receipt when they bring loads to the compost site.
Please note Sartell City Hall will be closed Friday, April 18 for the Good Friday holiday.
For city residents, Sartell compost-site permits cost $30 if purchased in person at city hall and $31 if purchased online. For non-city residents (LeSauk Township and St. Cloud), the cost is $61 for a 2014 permit.
Permit stickers must be affixed to the lower left inside area of the windshield, on the driver’s side of the vehicle.
Compost-site hours for the coming season are 4-7 p.m. Monday and Friday; 1-7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and 8 am.-4 p.m. Saturday.
Only clean yard waste, brush and tree waste will be accepted at the site.
Dalman was born and raised in South St. Cloud, graduated from St. Cloud Tech High School, then graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in English (emphasis on American and British literature) and mass communications (emphasis on print journalism). He studied in London, England for a year (1980-81) where he concentrated on British literature, political science, the history of Great Britain and wrote a book-length study of the British writer V.S. Naipaul. Dalman has been a reporter and weekly columnist for more than 30 years and worked for 16 of those years for the Alexandria Echo Press.