Garbage and Recycling

The City of Hillsboro provides curbside recycling in a single-sort process where all recyclable materials go into one container.


Materials accepted include:

  • Metal cans
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Aluminum foil and pie tins
  • Plastic bottles, jars and containers #1-7
  • Paper: Newsprint, copy paper, junk mail, phone books, magazines, brown bags, box board, and dairy and juice containers
  • Corrugated cardboard  
(There is cardboard and paper recycling located by the City Armory for all residents to use; please break down the cardboard before placing it in the containers.) 

Hillsboro also provides disposal of major appliances and yard waste at the City Shop, located on Fifth Avenue Northwest, for residents of Hillsboro. Hours are Monday-Friday from 7AM-3:30PM and Saturday from 9AM-2PM.  Residential service may be added or altered by contacting City Hall at 701.636.4620 to schedule delivery or by visiting our office at 19 South Main Street.


Please help us to provide efficient service for you by following these guidelines:

  • Have your container and/or items for pickup at the street between 5:00 p.m. the day prior to your day of collection and 7:00 a.m. the day of collection.
  • Keep at least 3 feet of clearance between your container and any other item (yard waste bags, limbs, bulky items, mailboxes, cable boxes, or vehicles) including the recycle container.
  • Cans that are overflowing will not be collected. The lid should be able to close securely
  • Remove containers from public view at the end of collection day.
  • Clearly label your container with your address and record your container serial number.
  • Loose trash in can should be bagged, to reduce litter.
  • No other garbage will be collected outside of the can.