Sanitation & Recycling

Our city currently has 21 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 are committed to providing convenient and affordable residential and commercial solid waste services to the citizens of West Fargo.

Seasonal Updates

The City of West Fargo has discontinued curbside brand disposal service until spring 2018. In the interim, residents can drop branches off at the Transfer Station for disposal.

Christmas trees will be picked up from boulevards after Jan. 1. Here are a few tips for disposing of your tree:
  1. All trees must have the bags and stands removed for efficient processing.
  2. The trees are not always picked up with the trash, so please leave them on the curb until a crew can get to them.
  3. Trees buried in snow banks will not be picked up.
  4. Please follow @CityofWestFargo on Facebook, Twitter  or Next Door for notice of when the pickup service will end.

Sanitation & Recycling

Residential garbage curb side pick up costs $13 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 2018 Recycling Rotation and Holiday Schedule chart.

Sanitation Zones Map for Collection Day

To determine your weekly collection day, find your address in the Sanitation Zones 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.

Dumpsters and Roll-Offs


Dumpsters and roll-offs are available from the City of West Fargo for commercial accounts and residential construction projects. Please contact us at (701) 433-5400 to arrange pick up or delivery of a roll-off. The sanitation department can help assess your needs and set up the right service for you.

Recycling Drop-Off Locations


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

Compost Sites


  • Department of Sanitation (117 Eighth St. W.)
  • West Fargo Legion Field (501 13th Ave. E.)
  • Eagle Run Water Tower (40th Avenue S. and Sheyenne Street)
  • Dave’s Tire (1225 Main Ave. E.)

Transfer Station


The Transfer Station (located at 1620 W. Main Ave.) is open on Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. - noon (open on Saturdays for the public only). Please contact us at 701-433-5455.

The Transfer Station will accept inert product such as building materials, wood, sheet rock, furniture, metals, tires (limited quantities). You may also bring appliances there for a $10 charge. We will not accept household hazardous waste, paint, stain, oil, and chemicals. The station also has a dumpster for regular garbage. There will be an attendant on duty during hours to assist.

Cleanup Week


This annual event cleans up our cities by giving residents an opportunity to dispose of tires, appliances and other large items at no charge on their garbage collection day. Cleanup Week will be May 1 to 5, 2017.