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:

  • 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 (PDF)

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