November 20, 2017
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Department of Sanitation and Recycling

Our city currently has twenty one sanitation workers running seven sanitation trucks five days a week to keep the City of West Fargo clean.  Sanitation Manager, Thomas Clark, and his crew are committed to providing convenient and affordable residential and commercial solid waste services to the citizens of West Fargo.

Sanitation and Recycling

Residential garbage curb side pick up costs $13.00 a month. To ensure your garbage and recycling is picked up on your designated day, please have your receptacles out by 7 a.m. on your collection day. 

Sanitation Zones Map

To determine your weekly collection day, find your address in the Sanitation Zones Map. The day of the week your address appears in a green or gold section is your collection day. The color your address appears in, green or gold, determines the weeks your recycling will also be collected based on the adjacent recycling schedule.

Holiday Garbage and Recycling Schedule

The garbage and recycling collection schedules will change for New Year's Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. If your collection day falls on a holiday, your revised garbage and recycling days may be different. Please see the 2017 Holiday Schedule for these changes.

Roll-offs are available from the City of West Fargo for commercial accounts and residential construction projects.  Please contact us at (701) 433-5400 to arrange pick up or delivery of a roll-off.  The sanitation department can help assess your needs and set up the right service for you.

Recycle Often. Recycle Right.

Waste Management, Inc. offers a variety of resources at to help residents properly recycle.

Recycling Drop-Off Locations:

  • 40th Ave and Sheyenne St. (water tower location)

  • 117 8th St W. (south parking lot)

Compost Sites:

  • South Elmwood Park (legion baseball parking lot)
  • 117 8th St. West (sanitation building parking lot)
  • Dave’s Tire (on Main Ave east 1200 block)
  • 40th Ave. and Sheyenne St. (under the water tower)

Transfer Station:

The Transfer Station (located at 1620 West Main Avenue) is open on Monday - Friday 7:30 - 3:30 pm and Saturday 8:00 - 12:00 pm (open on Saturdays for the public only). Please contact us at (701) 433-5455.

The Transfer Station will accept inert product such as building materials, wood, sheet rock, furniture, metals, tires (limited quantities). You may also bring appliances there for a $10.00 charge. We will not accept household hazardous waste, paint, stain, oil, and chemicals.  The station also has a dumpster for regular garbage. There will be an attendant on duty during hours to assist. 

Cleanup Week:

This annual event cleans up our cities by giving residents an opportunity to dispose of tires, appliances and other large items at no charge on their garbage collection day. Cleanup Week will be May 1-5, 2017. (Cleanup Week Guidelines)