Sanitation & Recycling

The City of Columbus contracts with an outside waste management company for solid waste collection and recycling. Everyone within the city limits is required to have garbage collection.

Most trash and debris, when properly bundled and/or contained properly, can be disposed of at curbside with your regular garbage service days. If assistance is needed or you have questions for the city, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

For questions specific to trash pick up, please call the waste management company directly.

Contact Info

Jay Blankenship
Public Works Director
PO Box 27 Columbus ND 58727
(701) 705-5240

Christine Aasheim
City Auditor
PO Box 27, Columbus, ND 58727
(701) 939-5000

Frequently Asked Questions

When are the garbage collection days for my street?

Please refer to the monthly schedule. Remember, observed holidays will alter the normal routine.

Garbage pick up is every Friday for all of Columbus residents.