Compost and Wood Chips Sale

Normal Procedures


The Bismarck Landfill is located at 2111 North 52nd Street.

  • Stop at the Scale House before and after loading.
  • Provide the Scale House operator with the load capacity of your unit used for hauling wood chips.
  • Load your own wood chips.
  • The Bismarck Landfill staff will load wood chips for a minimum fee of $65.00 per use and/or $65.00 per hour (arrangements must be made in advance, call 355-1733).
Note: Bulk shipments need to have an account set up prior to loading or must pay in-full at the Scale House. You will be billed directly through the Forestry Division instead of paying on-site at the Scale House.

Compost


The City of Bismarck wants to give you a thank-you gift.
But you're going to need some big garbage containers or a pick-up truck to collect it!

The City of Bismarck wants to thank city residents for bringing their leaves and grass to neighborhood collection sites.

Each Bismarck family may pick up
ONE FREE LOAD OF COMPOST FROM CITY LANDFILL,
2111 North 52nd Street (E. Divide and 52nd)
Bring your shovel and up to three large garbage containers
OR
take home ¼ a pick-up truck bed full.

Uses for compost

  • You can use compost to surround your trees. This method is great for keeping tree roots moist.
  • Using equal parts of sand and compost has proven to be a great mix for potting plants.
  • Compost is a good fertilizer when used in vegetable and flower gardens.

Acceptable at Collection Sites


  • Grass Clippings
  • Tree leaves
  • Weeds & Twigs

Not Acceptable At Collection Sites


  • Tree Branches
  • Food Scraps
  • Plastics of any type
  • Any non-biodegradable items

Wood Chips


Wood chips suitable for landscape mulch are sold at the Bismarck Landfill for $0.02 per pound, when available. There is a minimum charge of $1 for loads less that 50 pounds. Stop at the Scale House at the Bismarck Landfill for instructions. Purchaser must load the chips themselves. Commercial or bulk buyers see instructions below or contact the Forestry Division for specifics.

Commercial or Bulk Wood Chip Purchases


There are several different wood chip options available:
  • Wood chipped
  • Single ground
  • Double ground
Wood Chip Mulch may be purchased by the pound, cubic yard (Length x Width x Height ÷ 27 = Cubic Yard), or by the ton. Bulk prices are available at a reduced rate over 1 ton.

Note: Bulk shipments need to have an account setup prior to loading or must pay in-full at the Scale House. You will be billed directly through the Forestry Division instead of paying on-site at the Scale House.