Recycling

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. 

Residential Recycling Tons

  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
January   166.24 170.29 200.23 173.01
February   153.6 140.49 149.21 121.31
March   165.33 182.77 178.22  
April 141.69 175.89 165.23 180.93  
May 129.63 197.96 170.23 212.01  
June 172.82 192.07 194.6 197.16  
July 178.57 152.61 170.67 186.57  
August 171.44 186.6 171.9 178.47  
September 162.47 177.1 160.54 160.1  
October 162.73 171.57 163.93 184.44  
November 150.03 182.43 180.772 198.86  
December 172.43 177.06 195.36 164.54  
Year Total: 1441.81 2098.46 2066.73 2190.74  

Acceptable materials:

  • Newspaper, Paper and Junk Mail
  • Magazines
  • Glass jars and bottles
  • Steel and aluminum cans
  • Plastics #1-7
  • Paperboard and Cardboard

Unacceptable materials: 

  • Food waste
  • Plastic bags
  • Polystyrene foam (typically found in disposable cups and containers)
  • Hangers
  • Hazardous waste
  • Metal
Recycling Materials

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)

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

Recycling Zones Map and Recycling Schedule

2019 Recycling Zones Map and Recycling Schedule (PDF)

2019 Sanitation Map and Recyling Zones

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