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Bismarck City Council Approves Curbside Recycling

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Bismarck residents will soon have a new way to go green. Last night, the Bismarck city council approved a final contract for curbside recycling.

Residents who want to participate will be charged an extra $3.81 per month on their bill.
Bismarck currently has sites around town designated for recycling, but even though those trailers are available, the landfill was being pushed to capacity.

"One of our goals of course is to lengthen the lifespan of the landfill. So by reducing the volumes going into the landfill, and using recycling as one of the options, we can thereby lengthen the lifecycle of the landfill, keep the costs from rising rapidly by keeping the site that we have longer," says Bismarck Public Works director Jeff Heintz.

The new program will start in the spring and as of now, about 12,000 homes are willing to participate. The recycling bins will be picked up by Waste Management every two weeks.

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