What are the requirements and restrictions for garbage to be picked up?
  • Ashes must be in a box and not in garbage cans
  • Branches must be less than four feet long, tied in bundles and weigh less than 50 pounds
  • Garbage is collected once a week
  • Garbage containers may not be stored on the boulevard
  • Garbage must be bagged
  • Garbage must be light enough for one man to lift
  • Garbage must be placed within 3 feet of curb or alley
  • Garbage must be set out by 6:00 a.m. on your scheduled pickup day
  • Private garbage containers cannot exceed 35 gallons
  • Regulations for City Issued Waste Containers
Garbage Collection Information

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1. How do I establish water and other City of Bismarck utility services at a new home or business?
2. How do I discontinue my City of Bismarck utility bill?
3. What is a unit of water?
4. Why is my water consumption so high?
5. Why is residential water usage on a tiered rate structure?
6. Where is the City Landfill located?
7. How can I dispose of paint or other hazardous materials?
8. How often is garbage picked up in Bismarck?
9. If my original garbage day lands on a holiday, when will my garbage be picked up?
10. What if I have an emergency and my street is blocked with snow?
11. What are the requirements and restrictions for garbage to be picked up?
12. What are the regulations for the Automated Waste Collection Containers?
13. What is the difference between inert waste and non-inert waste?
14. How do I report a street light or stop light that is malfunctioning?
15. How do I report a large pothole?