On February 12, 2013 the Bismarck City Commission approved a residential, single-sort curbside recycling program with Waste Management.
The new curbside recycling program includes only single-family residential homes, twin homes or duplexes. Residents had the opportunity to “opt-out” of the program due to financial hardship or space limitation by May 31, 2013. Those that did not “Opt-out” will automatically receive a 96 gallon, green recycling container the spring of 2014 and will be able to participate in Bismarck’s curbside single-sort recycling program.
Recyclables are combined into the one single-sort container, no separation is needed. Additional recycling information will be mailed to all residents in the months prior to the kickoff of the curbside recycling program. This service will include a pickup once every two weeks, and allow for the recycling of:
• aluminum, tin or steel cans
• brown paper bags
• corrugated cardboard
• dairy and juice containers
• glass bottles and jars
• junk mail
• office paper
• paper board
• paper cardboard or cereal type boxes
• phone books
• plastics 1 – 7
The Bismarck Recycling Task Force (RTF) was created by the city as a response to a 2008 University of North Dakota (UND) Phone Survey which indicated Bismarck residents wanted more opportunities to recycle.