Garbage Collection

 The City of Benson contracts with West Central Sanitation to provide residential garbage collection services. The residential garbage is picked up on Tuesdays for residents living on the south side of the railroad tracks and on Wednesdays for residents living on the north side of the railroad tracks. If there is a holiday on Monday, garbage pickup will be pushed back one day for both sides of town. 

Benson residents are to separate their garbage into three categories - Recyclables, Compostables and Non-processibles. These categories should be separated into the following containers:

RECYCLABLES are to be placed in the blue or green container provided by the County for single households. All other persons, businesses or if the County no longer has containers available shall place recyclables in a box or adequate container clearly marked RECYCLABLES.

COMPOSTABLES are to be placed loose in an adequate container such as a box or can. If a plastic bag is used for compostables before being placed in a container the bag should be CLEAR and remain open and untied to allow the contents to be easily removed for composting.

NON-PROCESSIBLES are to be placed in CLEAR BAGS. The bags are to be securely tied or closed to prevent the contents from mixing with compostables upon collection.

Residential Garbage Fees:

35 Gallons
64 Gallons
96 Gallons
Holds about 2-3 kitchen bags
Holds about 4-5 kitchen bags
Holds about 6-7 kitchen bags
37” H x 19” W x 24” D
44” H x 24” W x 27” D
46” H x 26” W x 36” D


$4.00 penalty for overfilled cart if lid on cart will not close.


Information on recycling and garbage separation can be found on the Swift County website by clicking here.



Click Here for information on the Garbage Cart Program.