Sanitation and Recycling Schedule

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2020 Holiday Garbage and Recycling Schedule Breakdown

New Year's Day 2020 (Wednesday, Jan. 1) 

  • Wednesday and Thursday garbage collected Thursday, Jan. 2
  • Wednesday through Friday recycling service delayed one day. 

President's Day 2020 (Monday, Feb. 17)

  • Monday and Tuesday garbage collected Tuesday, Feb. 18
  • No changes to recycling service

Memorial Day 2020 (Monday, May 25)

  • Monday and Tuesday garbage collected Tuesday, May 26. 
  • Recycling service will be delayed by one day all week. 

Independence Day 2020 Observed (Friday, July 3)

  • WORK AHEAD DAY. Garbage will be collected prior to holiday.
  • Thursday and Friday garbage collected Thursday, July 2. 
  • No changes to recycling service. 

Labor Day 2020 (Monday, Sept. 7)

  • Monday and Tuesday garbage collected Tuesday, Sept. 8. 
  • Recycling service will be delayed by one day all week. 

Veterans Day 2020 (Wednesday, Nov. 11)

  • Wednesday and Thursday garbage collected Thursday, Nov. 12.
  • No changes to recycling service. 

Thanksgiving 2020 (Thursday, Nov. 26) 

  • Thursday and Friday garbage collected Friday, Nov. 27. 
  • Thursday and Friday recycling service will be delayed by one day. 
  • Note: All other City of West Fargo offices are closed Nov. 26 and 27. 

Christmas 2020 (Friday, Dec. 25) 

  • WORK AHEAD DAY. Garbage will be collected prior to holiday.
  • Thursday and Friday garbage collected Thursday, Dec. 24. 
  • Friday recycling service will be delayed by one day. 
  • Note: All other City of West Fargo offices are closed Dec. 24 and 25. 

New Year's Day 2021 (Friday, Jan. 1, 2021) 

  • WORK AHEAD DAY. Garbage will be collected prior to holiday.
  • Thursday and Friday garbage collected Thursday, Dec. 31. 
  • Friday recycling service will be delayed by one day. 

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.

Observed Holidays with No Garbage Pickup

The City of West Fargo observes the following holidays and will not pick up garbage on these days: 

  • New Year’s Day (Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020)
  • President's Day (Monday, Feb. 17, 2020)
  • Memorial Day (Monday, May 25, 2020)
  • Independence Day* (Friday, July 3, 2020)
  • Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 7, 2020)
  • Veterans Day (Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020)
  • Thanksgiving (Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020)
  • Christmas Day (Friday, Dec. 25, 2020)

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 the Thursday before the holiday.

*Independence Day falls on Saturday, July 4, but is observed by City of West Fargo departments on July 3, 2020.

Recycling Collection Holiday Schedule

Waste Management, Inc. observes the following holidays and will not pick up recycling on these days: 

  • New Year’s Day (Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020)
  • Memorial Day (Monday, May 25, 2020)
  • Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 7, 2020)
  • Thanksgiving (Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020)
  • Christmas Day (Friday, Dec. 25, 2020)

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 include a Saturday pick up.