FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) – The annual ‘cleanup week’ around the Fargo-Moorhead subway is just around the corner. Starting May 2nd, residents of Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead and Dilworth will be able to throw away old household items, appliances and debris for free.
Each city has its own set of rules and regulations when it comes to cleanup week. Below is a list of what you can and cannot throw away, depending on where you live.
Cleanup Week is held in Fargo during the first two weeks of May. As in previous years, residents will follow the recycling collection schedule. According to the city, the week of May 2nd is the “B week” or green week on the recycling collection calendar, and the week of May 9th is the “A week” or white week on the calendar. Residents can place unwanted debris on the main street in front of their property for the city to dispose of.
All debris must be placed on the curb outside the home by 7:00 am on the scheduled date. Up to 2 units per household, and we ask that you remove the refrigerator and freezer doors. Fargo residents can dump up to four tires and rims, and the city will also reclaim logs and brushes up to 10 inches. The government asks residents to put all garbage in disposable containers such as cardboard boxes and separate them into designated piles.
Building materials such as wood and concrete will not be picked up by the city on the shoulder of the road. Additionally, household hazardous waste, including electronic devices such as televisions and computers, paints, stains, varnishes, and other waste, should not be sent for pickup. One television and his one computer per household per month can be disposed of at a household hazardous waste disposal facility and household hazardous waste items.
Do not go overboard. Fargo residents will be charged for a pile of cleanups deemed excessive by Fargo City staff.
In West Fargo, Cleanup Week begins on Monday, May 2nd and ends on Friday, May 7th. City officials are asking all residents to put their garbage out to the curb by 4pm the day before the garbage collection day. People are asked to bag and tie discarded household items, but anything too large to fit in a standard bag is accepted on the street.
There is no picking of branches or brushes during cleanup week, but construction debris is allowed by curbs only during cleanup week. Like Fargo, the city of West Fargo said there are some items that can never be disposed of on the curb. Household hazardous waste such as paints, electronics, oils and varnishes should be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste facility located at 606 43 1/2 St N, Fargo.
According to the city’s website, grass clippings, compost material and other organic materials must be taken to one of three garden waste disposal sites in West Fargo. The Transfer Station, located at 1620 Main Ave. W., is open Monday through Saturday and accepts excess trash, recycling, yard trash, branches, and large items free of charge.
Moorhead Cleanup Days start on May 2nd and end on May 13th. All furniture, household items and appliances will be collected at the single-family curb on the week opposite recycling week.
According to the city, residents Weekly recycling and cleanup days are May 2-6. For Recycle B Week, cleanup days are May 9-13.
Oakport District Cleanup Day is May 3rd. Recycle Week can be found on the Recycle page.
Curbside pickups begin daily at 5:00 AM. The city is calling on residents not to put out trash cans on cleanup day. Any excess trash left before the day before cleanup day will be collected for a fee. Apartments are not eligible for curbside pickup. Residents can bring excess garbage to the relay station free of charge with their resident card during the following hours.
Residents of Moorhead are asked to separate household appliances, furniture, brushes, household waste and metals. This is because different trucks collect specific items. Up to 2 cars per household can be picked up free of charge. For your safety, you will be asked to remove the refrigerator and freezer doors. There will be no tire collection at Moorhead this year.
The City of Dilworth has a separate cleanup week schedule for each district.
- Monday, May 2: Southeast and Southwest
- Tuesday, May 3: Northwest, Oakview, Closhus
- Wednesday, May 4: Northeast – Hwy 10 to Ditch 50
- Thursday, May 5: NE – north of ditch 50.Woodbridge, East View, Orchard Estates 7th Avenue
- Friday, May 6: Over 8th Avenue in Little Italy, Summerwood, Keystone, Orchard Estate
Residents of Dilworth are asked to place items for disposal on the main street the night before the scheduled pickup date. Separate items of the same kind into separate piles. The roadside trash/recycling schedule will remain as normal during cleanup week.
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