Recycling

The City of West Fargo has contracted Waste Management, Inc. to provide single-stream recycling (SSR) for West Fargo residents. SSR simplifies the process of collecting and sorting recyclable materials, increasing participation rates by up to 50 percent. In a single-stream recycling system, residents place all recyclables in a recycling cart for pickup, and no longer need to separate these materials. 

Waste Management, Inc. will supply and maintain one 96-gallon recycling container for each residential customer. These containers should only be used for recycling materials and not extra garbage. Extra recycling containers are available upon request for a one-time fee of $60 and an additional monthly fee of $3.15, which will be charged to the customer’s utility bill.

To report a damaged recycling bin, please visit this online form.

Acceptable materials:

Please place all approved recyclable materials loose in the bin. Items should not be bagged.  

  • Paper, office paper, and newspaper (unwaxed)
  • Cardboard and paper (unwaxed)
  • Magazines and mail
  • Empty food and beverage cans
  • Empty plastic bottles and containers #1-5
  • Empty glass bottles and jars
  • Clean aluminum foil, pie plates and cookware
  • Shredded paper ONLY in paper bags, stapled shut
    • No unbagged shredded paper

Unacceptable materials: 

  • Food waste
  • Plastic bags
  • Polystyrene foam (typically found in disposable cups and containers)
  • Hangers
  • Hazardous waste
  • Metal
  • Diapers
  • Batteries and electronics
  • Textiles and clothing 
  • Wires, ropes, chains, cords, garden hoses and other materials that can wrap or tangle
Recycling Flyer Updated 2023 (PNG)

In addition to the SSR curbside program, West Fargo residents may drop off their recycling at:

  • Department of Sanitation (117 8th St. W.)
  • Eagle Run Water Tower (40th Ave. W. and Sheyenne St.)

For more information about recycling, visit Recycle Often. Recycle Right.

Recycling Zones Map and Recycling Schedule (PDF)

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