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In West Fargo, the City of West Fargo collects residential garbage and Waste Management collects residential recycling. The city is divided into five different zones, each with its own collection day (see Sanitation Zones Map). Garbage is collected once a week and recycling is collected every other week.
On collection day, up to three trucks will visit your residence to collect garbage and recycling - a City of West Fargo garbage truck, a City of West Fargo large material truck and a Waste Management, Inc. recycling truck.
The time your materials are collected may vary week to week. Therefore, residents should place their materials at the curb by 7 a.m. on collection day and allow the trucks until 5 p.m. to pick up the materials.
If your collection day falls on a holiday, your revised garbage and recycling days may be different. Please see the holiday calendar for further information.
For questions about garbage collection, please contact the City of West Fargo public works department (701-433-5400).
For questions about recycling collection, please call Waste Management (1-888-960-0008).
For more information about residential garbage and recycling, visit the Sanitation and Recycling page.
During holidays, garbage and recycling collection schedules change. Please note, if your collection date falls on a holiday your garbage and recycling collection may be collected on different days. For a complete list of holiday schedule changes, please view the 2018 Holiday Schedule.
The City of West Fargo observes the following holidays and will not pick up garbage on these days:
If the holiday falls Monday through Thursday, the pick up for that holiday will be the following day. If the holiday falls on a Friday, the refuse will be picked up Thursday.
Waste Management, Inc. observes the following holidays and will not pick up recycling on these days:
Recycling will be picked up the day following each holiday. All additional days for that week will also be one day behind. Weeks with a holiday will conclude with a Saturday pick up.
For issues concerning excess garbage, please contact the public works department.
For information on materials to recycle, please visit the Waste Management, Inc. Recycle Often. Recycle Right. website.
If you would like your monthly bill emailed, please send us an email and provide your preferred email address along with your service address.
Residents can also sign up for automatic payments following these instructions.
To stop services please complete the Utility Service Move Out Application and select "move out." You will need to provide your forwarding address, closing date or moving date, and the new property owner's name if selling a property.
If you do not complete this step, the bill will remain in your name and be your responsibility to pay.
More information about canceling services can be found at the Utility Billing website.