Sanitation & Recycling

Seasonal Updates
Yard waste collection sites are now closed for the winter. All residents are required to dispose of yard waste, including organic, biodegradable material from lawn trimming or raking, as well as leaves, vines and garden waste at the the Transfer Station in the meantime. Items of this nature are not collected curbside. Compost and yard waste collection sites will reopen in the spring. 

Our city currently has 18 sanitation workers running seven sanitation trucks 5 days a week to keep the City of West Fargo clean. Sanitation Manager, Thomas Clark, and his crew is committed to providing convenient and affordable residential and commercial solid waste services to the citizens of West Fargo.

Sanitation & Recycling

Residential garbage curb side pick up costs $17.50 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. 

For a calendar of holiday schedule changes and the weekly recycling rotation, please view the 2019 Sanitation Zones and Recycling Rotation and 2019 Holiday Schedule charts.

Sanitation Zones Map for Collection Day

To determine your weekly collection day, find your location in the 2019 Sanitation Zones and Recycling Map (PDF). The day of the week your address appears in 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.

Recycling Drop-Off Locations


  • Eagle Run Water Tower (40th Avenue W. and Sheyenne Street)
  • Department of Sanitation (117 Eighth St. W.)

​Compost and Yard Waste Drop-Off Locations
(closed during winter months)


  • Department of Sanitation (117 Eighth St. W.)
  • Eagle Run Water Tower (40th Avenue W. and Sheyenne Street)
  • 17th Street E. (between Starr Avenue and Second Avenue E.)

Transfer Station Location


  • 1620 Main Avenue W. 

Household Hazardous Waste Location

  • 606 43 1/2 St N, Fargo, ND 58102