Sanitation & Solid Waste

The Sanitation Department (Baling Facility) is located at 3020 18th St SE, Jamestown. If you have questions on garbage collection, dumpster rentals or drop-offs, call 701-252-5223 or 701-252-5900.


  • Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM-3:30 PM (NO INERT DUMPING AFTER 3:00PM)
  • Saturdays, 8:00 AM-11:30 AM (NO INERT DUMPING AFTER 11:00AM)
  • Sundays Closed

Residential Garbage is collected weekly, (Monday – Thursday). Cul-de-sacs and Walk-Up Services are collected on Wednesday’s.

  • Containers must be on the curb and ready for pickup before 7:00 a.m. on the morning of your scheduled pickup day.
  • Containers must be placed where they are accessible to the trucks and must be 3 feet away from all objects, including mailboxes and your recycling containers.
  • All garbage must be contained so the lid is closed or garbage may not be picked up. Drivers are not permitted to get out of trucks in any instance.
  • When a holiday lands during the weekdays, your garbage and recycling routes may change. You can find this out on the ‘Public Notices’ tab on our website or follow our Facebook page. You can also call City Hall at 701-252-5900 to find out your route change. A list of the City’s reserved holidays are listed at the bottom of this page.
  • Garbage & Recycling Residential Walk-up Service: $10.00 per month, per property, weekly collection, upon request of responsible party and approval by Sanitation Forman. Drivers will retrieve, empty and return recycling and garbage carts, but may not enter any structures. There is a three (3) month minimum for this service. To apply for this service please click the link below for application.


Recycling is collected EVERY OTHER WEEK, Monday – Thursday.

Questions on recycling collection or what is or isn’t allowed to be recycled, call Recycle ND at  701-320-9218 or visit their page at

To receive text notifications about schedule changes for your trash and recycling collection you can text ‘Jamestown’ to (844) 941-4325.

Garbage Rates – Effective January 1, 2024

  • Mobile Home Courts: $21.75 per month per unit.
  • Multi-Residential: $21.75 per month per unit.
  • Residential:
    • $15.40 per month (35 Gallon Cart)
    • $18.60 per month (65 Gallon Cart)
    • $21.75 per month (95 Gallon Cart)





Baling Facility Rates- Effective January 1, 2024

Garbage/ Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) – $78.50/ton

Construction Material/Inert – $50.00/ton

Mixed Loads/Mixed MSW – $145.00/ton

Tree Debris/ Woodchips – $25.00/ton

Auto Tires – $5.00/each

Truck Tires – $9.50/each

Loader Tires – $50.00/each

Shredded Tires – $115.00/load

Tractor Tires – $25.00/each

Tractor Tracks: Small $130.00; Midsize $200.00; Large $255.00

Fluorescent & Mercury vapor bulbs – $1.75/each

Thermostat – $10.00/each

Asbestos – $15.00/35 gallon bag. Note: Manifest is needed for asbestos disposal.


All loads not properly secured or tarped are charged double the tipping fee. Random waste screening is practiced at this site, you will be required to participate. While at the facility all children and pets must remain inside the vehicle.

No unauthorized disposal, trespassing, scavenging, vandalism, littering, burning, hunting or disposal of prohibited wastes is allowed. Prohibited wastes includes unrinsed pesticide containers, lead acid batteries, waste oil, sludges, manure, septic tank pumpings, infectious wastes, ignitables (solvents, paints, fuel) and corrosives (acids, alkalines, reactives).


Roll Off Container Rentals: The department has a full line of containers available for rent for residential, commercial and construction needs. Call (701) 252-5900 or (701) 252-5223 for further information.

Deposits: Roll-Off deposits will be returned after the final invoice has been paid up in full. Deposits will not be used to pay invoices due. They are meant to be returned when final bills are paid.

  • Residential Rental: $350.00 deposit for any size.
    • MUST be ordered by homeowner/ tenant.
  • Commercial Rental: $700.00 deposit for any size.
    • No in/out-of-state restrictions.

Haul/Tipping Fees:

Roll-off Container Haul/Tipping Fee: $200.00 + Disposal per ton.

Compactor Haul/Tipping Fee: $282.00 + Disposal per ton.

Rental Fees:

Daily: $3.50 per day.

Monthly: $70.00 per month


Quick Links: (click on links below to view information and prices)


Residential Holiday Collection Schedule

The City of Jamestown recognizes the holidays listed below. When these holidays land on your garbage and recycling collection day, your collection day will change. If a holiday lands on a Saturday, it is recognized on Friday. If a holiday lands on a Sunday, it is recognized on Monday. If a holiday lands on your scheduled day, you collection schedule will be pushed back one day for both garbage and recycling.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • President’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day