Recycling is voluntary in Jamestown. Below are ways you can produce less waste by practicing the 3 R‘s:
- Reduce the amount and toxicity of trash you discard.
- Reuse containers & products; Repair what is broken or give it to someone who can use or repair it.
- Recycle as much as possible, which includes buying products with recycled content.
Recycling is collected every other week on your regular garbage day, depending on where you live. To determine your collection day see the Recycling Map and Schedule by clicking here. Place your cart for collection before 6 a.m. on your scheduled collection day. Place all carts so that the lid openings face towards the street or alley for automated collection.
During a week when the following holidays fall on a weekday (not on a weekend) on or before your collection day, your collection will be one day late: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
These items can be taken to The Recycling Center located at 302 1st Street W, Jamestown. The Center is operated by Recycle North Dakota and is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For more information please call 701-320-9218. You can also visit their official website at http://www.recyclenorthdakota.com.
Yard Waste and Paint
Yard waste such as grass, leaves, trees and shrubs can be dropped off at the City yard waste site located at the Jamestown Landfill and Baler facility, 3020 18th Street SE, Jamestown. Contact them by phone at 701-252-5223 for more information.
Electronics and Fluorescent Bulbs
Some electronics may be recycled at Recycle North Dakota in Jamestown. Check the items listed on the website first.
Fluorescent bulbs can be recycled through Waste Management “Lamp Tracker” program for a fee. For more information please visit https://www.wmlamptracker.com/v2/index.cfm or call Renae Beeter at 701-624-5776.
Thermostats and Thermometers
For information on recycling items that contain mercury, please call Central Valley Health at 701-252-8130.
Plastic Grocery Bags
Leave used plastic grocery bags (those with a recycling symbol) at them off at Wal-Mart or Hugo’s.
Tires, Used Oil And Antifreeze
Take used tires to any shop that sells them. Take used oil and antifreeze to your local vehicle repair shop or bring containers to the City Baler where it can be recycled.