Recycling Drop Off Site

What is single-sort recycling?

Single-sort recycling refers to a system in which all papers, plastics, metals, glass and other materials (see list below) are mixed together in one container for collection, no sorting needed.

Special Instructions for Recyclables 

 
  • All aerosol cans must be empty.
  • All fiber must be dry and free of food debris and other contaminating material.
  • All glass containers must be empty.
  • All plastic containers must be empty.
  • All tin cans, bi-metal cans, and aluminum cans must be empty. 
  • Tissues, paper towels or other paper that has been in contact with food is not acceptable. 

Landfill Recycling Drop Site

Bismarck Landfill recycling drop site 11-13-18

Recycling Drop Site Consolidation

Bismarck has relocated neighborhood residential recycling drop sites to one, consolidated location, at the Bismarck landfill effective November 13, 2018. Due to contamination issues at the neighborhood recycling drop sites, the Bismarck City Commission chose to relocate the recycling drop sites to the landfill.  

Location:  Bismarck Landfill:  2111 North 52nd Street, Bismarck ND  58501


  • As you enter the landfill, it is on the south side of the road, west of the scale house. 
  • This site is for residential use only - NOT for commercial use!
  • The recycling drop site at the Bismark landfill will operate during regular business hours.
  • View more information about landfill business hours here.

Accepted Materials


  • Aluminum food and beverage containers
  • Cartons for food and beverages products 
  • Catalogs 
  • Cereal boxes 
  • Glass food and beverage containers – brown, clear, or green 
  • Magazines
  • Mail 
  • Newsprint 
  • Old corrugated cardboard 
  • Paper for printers and copiers
  • Paper without wax liners
  • Plastic bottles, containers, tubs and lids #1-7 
  • Shredded paper should be placed in paper bag and stapled closed
  • Telephone books
  • Tin/Ferrous (Iron) cans 

Unacceptable Materials


Materials not accepted, include but are not limited to: 
  • Ceramics 
  • Coat hangers 
  • Contain dry cell batteries of lead acid batteries; 
  • Contain chemicals or other properties which are deleterious or capable of causing material damage to any part of Contractor’s property, its personnel or the public. 
  • Contain excluded materials defined as any waste tires, radioactive, volatile, corrosive, flammable, explosive, biomedical, infectious, bio-hazardous, regulated medical or hazardous waste, toxic substance or material, as defined by, characterized or listed under applicable federal, state, or local laws or regulations, or other waste not approved in writing by Contractor. 
  • Glass cookware/bake-ware 
  • Household items such as cooking pots, toasters, etc. 
  • Light Bulbs 
  • Microwave trays 
  • Mirrors
  • Plastic bags
  • Plastics unnumbered 
  • Polystyrene- foam cups, plates, or packaging 
  • Porcelain 
  • Syringes or sharps 
  • Window or auto glass