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Curbside Recycling Is Here

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After six years of planning, 12,000 recycling bins are being distributed throughout Bismarck to launch the new single sort, curbside recycling program.

Eighty percent of eligible residents chose the program, and will pay $3.81 per month for the service.

The 96 gallon bins will be emptied every two weeks, the same day that garbage is collected. Studies show that curbside service increases recycling by 30 percent, and city officials are estimating a 40 percent decrease of waste stream at the landfill.

"The long term goal is to reduce volume at the landfill. We feel this program will allow us to reduce the volumes, lengthen the life cycle, allow us to utilize the site so it lasts another 60 years," says the Bismarck director of Service Operations Jeff Heintz.

Nine of the 18 drop off recycling sites will be open for those not receiving curbside service, to find those locations and for more information visit Bismarck.Org/recycling.

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