Garbage & Recycling


The mission of the Solid Waste Utility is to provide high-quality solid waste collection and disposal services in a timely and effective manner to promote the safety and welfare of the City residents. 


In general, this division is responsible for the collection, management, and disposal of solid waste.  The Waste Department consists of 34 full-time employees working in two sections; waste collection and waste disposal.

The City of Bismarck contracts with Waste Management of ND, Inc.for collection, transportation and processing of residential recycling.  Single-sort curbside recycling is offered to single family and duplex homes.

Garbage and recycling must be set out by 6:00 am, at your collection point, on your scheduled collection day.  Garbage and recycling may be set out the evening before the collection day.  Crews will not return to an address that were not out in time for the initial collection.

2023 Garbage Brochure

Residential Garbage Collection 

Residential Curbside Recycling Collection

Interactive Garbage and Recycling Map (click here):

  • Note: Google Chrome works best to view the map
  • Search for your address.
  • Click on the dot by your address.
  • It will display the Current Garbage Pickup Day and Current Recycling Day.
  1. Landfill

    Physical Address
    2111 North 52nd Street
    Bismarck, ND 58501


    Mailing Address
    PO Box 5503
    Bismarck, ND 58506-5503

    Fax: 701-221-6840