Cleanup Week is fast approaching for the metro

FARGO, ND (Valley News Live) – The annual “cleanup week” around the Fargo-Moorhead metro is fast approaching. From May 2, residents of Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead and Dilworth will be able to dispose of old household items, appliances and debris for free.

Each city has its own set of rules and regulations when it comes to cleaning week. Below is a list of what can and cannot be thrown away depending on where you live.


Cleanup Week will take place in Fargo during the first two weeks of May. As in the previous year, residents will follow their recycling collection schedule. Depending on the city, the week of May 2 is a “B” week or green weeks on your recyclables collection calendar, and the week of May 9 is an “A” week or white weeks on your calendar. Residents can deposit debris they no longer want on the boulevard in front of their property for disposal by the City.

All debris must be placed on the sidewalk outside the house by 7 a.m. on the scheduled day. Each household is limited to two appliances and people are asked to remove fridge and freezer doors. Fargo residents can also discard up to four tires and rims, and logs and brush up to 10 inches will also be picked up by the city. Authorities are asking residents to put all trash in disposable containers like a cardboard box and separate items into designated piles.

No construction material such as wood or concrete will be picked up at the curb by the City. In addition, electronic devices, including televisions and computers, as well as household hazardous waste, including paints, stains, varnishes and other waste, should not be collected. One television and one computer per household per month can be dropped off at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility as well as the Household Hazardous Waste Facility.

Don’t overdo it, Fargo residents will be charged for cleaning piles deemed excessive by City of Fargo staff.

West Fargo:

In West Fargo, the cleaning week will begin on Monday, May 2 and end on Friday, May 7. City officials are asking all residents to place their trash on the sidewalk by 4 p.m. the day before their garbage collection day. People are asked to pack and secure any household items they throw away, but items too large to fit in standard bags will still be accepted curbside.

During cleanup week, there will be no branch or brush collection, but construction debris will be permitted curbside during cleanup week only. Similar to Fargo, the City of West Fargo said there were a few items that could never be thrown curbside. Household hazardous waste such as paints, electronics, oils and varnishes should be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 606 43 1/2 St N, Fargo.

According to the city’s website, grass clippings, compost materials and other organic materials must be taken to one of three yard waste disposal sites in West Fargo. The transfer station, located at 1620 Main Ave. W., is open Monday through Saturday throughout the year to accept additional garbage, recycling, yard waste, branches, and large items free of charge.

Head of Moor:

Moorhead Cleanup Days will begin May 2 and end May 13. All furniture, household items and appliances will be collected from single family curbs the week opposite their recycling week.

According to the city, residents of Recycling A Week, Cleanup Days will take place May 2-6. For those participating in Recycling Week B, cleanup days are May 9-13.
Oakport neighborhood Cleanup Day is May 3. You can find your refresher week here: recycling page.

Curbside pickup will begin at 5 a.m. each day. The city is asking residents not to take out their recycling bins on cleanup days. Excess garbage dropped off more than one day prior to cleanup days will be collected for a fee. Apartments are not eligible for curbside pickup. Residents can bring their excess garbage to the transfer station at the times indicated below, free of charge with proof of residence.

Moorhead residents are urged to separate appliances, furniture, brushes, rubbish and metal in heaps as different trucks collect specific items. Two devices per household will be picked up free of charge. You are asked to remove the refrigerator and freezer doors for safety reasons. Tires will not be collected at Moorhead this year.


The town of Dilworth has its cleaning week schedule separated by wards.

  • Monday May 2: South-East and South-West
  • Tuesday, May 3: Northwest, Oakview and Kroshus
  • Wednesday, May 4: Northeast – From Highway 10 to Ditch 50
  • Thursday May 5: North-East – North of ditch 50; Woodbridge, East View and Orchard Estates 7th Avenue
  • Friday, May 6: Little Italy, Summerwood, Keystone and Orchard Estates 8th Avenue and more

Dilworth residents are asked to drop off items for disposal on the boulevard the day before their scheduled collection day. Separate items of the same type into separate piles. Curbside trash and recycling schedules will remain normal during the cleanup week.

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