The City of West Fargo has contracted Waste Management, Inc. to provide single-stream recycling (SSR) for West Fargo residents. SSR streamlines and 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 containers are available for purchase upon request for $2.55, which will be charged to the customer’s utility bill.
Newspaper, Paper and Junk Mail
Glass jars and bottles
Steel and aluminum cans
Paperboard and Cardboard
Polystyrene foam (typically found in disposable cups and containers)
In addition to the SSR curbside program, West Fargo residents may drop off their recycling at:
Department of Sanitation (117 Eighth St. W.)
Eagle Run Water Tower (40th Avenue W. and Sheyenne Street)
Have you ever heard the phrase, “one bad apple spoils the bunch?” The same is true for recycling, where one non-recyclable item can spoil an entire batch of otherwise good materials. It may seem like such a small detail – a wrong item in the recycling bin – but it represents a global problem that’s preventing thousands of tons of recyclables from ever seeing a second life. This site is here to educate you on this important topic, and to offer tools you can use to make recycling sustainable for future generations.