WEST FARGO — Cleanup Week, the annual citywide event to clear properties of unwanted items, will return Sept. 14-Sept. 18. However, starting Monday, Aug. 31, the city of West Fargo is urging residents to haul appliances to the Transfer Station for free disposal for a limited time. Additional large household items can also be brought to the Transfer Station at no cost to residents.
Also, residents are asked to begin setting a few large items and extra garbage curbside on their garbage day Monday, Aug. 31, through Sept. 11 for collection leading up to Cleanup Week. Items should be placed curbside at 4 p.m. the day prior to garbage collection.
Cleanup Week, which usually occurs in early May, was moved to September due to the coronavirus pandemic. Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 and the beginning of the school year, staff and equipment will be slightly reduced during this year’s collection.
“If everyone placed one or two extra items out and hauled material to the Transfer Station in the weeks leading up Cleanup Week, it will greatly help us keep up,” said Sanitation Manager Logan Jacobson. “It will also help us continue to practice our COVID-19 safety strategies for protecting our employees.”
The Transfer Station, 1620 Main Ave. W., is open Monday-Saturday to accept residents’ extra garbage, recycling, yard waste, branches and large items free of charge. After Sept. 18, residents can continue to dispose of appliances there for a $10 fee.
There are a few items that can never be disposed of curbside. For example, household hazardous wastes such as paints, oils and varnishes must be brought to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 606 43 1/2 St. N., Fargo. Grass clippings, branches, compost materials and other organic materials must be brought to one of the three yard waste disposal sites in West Fargo.
There will be no branch collection during Cleanup Week. Construction debris, which is normally prohibited from curbside collection, will be permitted during the week.
For more details on specific materials and Sanitation Department locations, visit https://www.westfargond.gov/Sanitation.