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Residential/Commercial Garbage Service

Garbage Collection Procedures

City of Devils Lake residential and commercial utility customers have the choice of using the bag system, can system, or dumpster service for collection of their garbage. Curbside recycling pickup is included in the charge for residential accounts only. To learn more about the curbside recycling, please refer to the page regarding curbside recycling pickup. To sign up for the service of your choice, call City Office at (701) 662-7600, ext. 221. All accounts, residential and commercial alike, have a base charge each month for the availability of garbage service.  Additional charges are based on which type of service you choose.

The City is divided into areas for weekly residential garbage collection. See regular garbage schedule under Maps/City Calendar to find out what day of the week your garbage is picked up. Garbage in residential areas must be placed out for collection by 7:00 a.m. Any changes to normal garbage collection will be posted in the newspaper or on the radio.

City Calendars

The City provides informational calendars containing garbage pickup, recycling, transfer station, and inert landfill information. These calendars can be picked up at City Office located at 423 6th Street NE or can be printed online under Maps/City Calendar.

Bag System

Purchase special City blue bags and use them to dispose of your garbage. 30 gallon bags can be purchased at Walmart, Kmart, Leever’s County Market (both locations) for $2.00 per bag, 15 gallon bags can be purchased at City Office for $1.00 per bag. When bags are full, place out where your garbage is regularly collected. Cost for the bag system is the base charge each month plus your cost of purchasing the bags.  Collection is once per week.

The fees for this type of service can be found under Fees and Rates, Base, Can, and Bag Fees.

Can System

Choosing the can system seems to be the most economical for households in the City. 

The can system allows you to choose how many cans per week you need to dispose of your garbage and a sticker is issued for each can to be collected. Stickers for garbage cans must be picked up at City Office and are tracked based on the number printed on the sticker. Sticker(s) must be on the can or in a prominently displayed location (garbage rack, post, fence, etc.) so they are visible to the garbage collection personnel. Any garbage you place out that does not fit in your can must be placed in the special City blue bag for collection OR IT WILL NOT BE PICKED UP. Bags for extra garbage can be purchased at Walmart, Kmart, Leever's County Market (both locations) for $2.00 per bag for 30 gallon bags, 15 gallon bags can be purchased at City Office for $1.00 per bag.

Customers must supply their own garbage cans with a maximum size of 32 gallons. All household waste shall be placed in garbage bags before being placed in garbage containers. To comply with OSHA and Workforce Safety & Insurance requirements, and to avoid injuries to our sanitation workers, the maximum allowable weight of container contents is 50 pounds per can. Please make sure cans do not have water standing in them before you place your garbage in the can. Collection is once per week. Cost for the can system is the base charge per month plus an additional charge based on the number of cans you have picked up each week.

The fees for this type of service can be found under Fees and Rates, Base, Can, and Bag Fees.

Dumpster System

Dumpsters are available in 1, 1.5, 3, or 6 yard capacity and arrangements for dumpster rental or purchase may be made by calling the Sanitation Department at (701) 662-7624 or City Office at (701) 662-7600, ext. 221. Cost for dumpster service is a base charge each month plus additional charges for each cubic yard of garbage picked up and the number of days of service per week. Dumpster pickup may be as little as once a week or as often as 6 times a week. Locks for dumpsters can also be purchased from the City.

The fees for this type of service can be found under Fees and Rates, Dumpster Service/Rental.

If Your Garbage Is Collected On The Boulevard

If your collection is on the boulevard, containers shall be placed within 15 feet of the curb, either on the ground or in portable garbage stands. After pickup, the stands must be relocated to private property and not left on the boulevard.

If Your Garbage Is Collected In The Alley

Containers collected in alleys shall be placed in stands within 15 feet of the alley, and be accessible at all times of the year. Due to thawing conditions during the Spring of each year, those with alley collection will have collection on the boulevard during that time. Please watch your newspaper for information on when to place your garbage on the boulevard.

If You Have Extra Garbage That Will Not Fit In Your Can

Purchase a special City bag and place it for pickup beside your regular garbage cans. Extra garbage that is not in a can with a sticker or in a special City bag will NOT be picked up. 30 gallon special City bags are available at Kmart, Walmart, Leever's County Market (both locations) for $2.00 per bag. And, for a limited time, 15 gallon special City bags are available at City Office for $1.00 per bag.

Weather Conditions/No Service On Holidays

There will be no garbage pickup on any day the temperature or other weather conditions put sanitation personnel or equipment at risk. Announcements will be made on local radio stations any time service is delayed due to weather conditions.

To see a complete listing of holidays in which there will be no garbage collection, please view the Holiday Garbage Pickup page listed above.

 

 

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