How Recycling Works in Grand Forks

Residential curbside pick-up occurs every other week. Place items on the berm by 7:00 am on your designated day. For additional information call 738-8740.

Single Stream
Simply mix all your recyclable materials together in your existing crates or any bin/crate of your choice!

What to Recycle
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Tin Cans
  • Mixed Plastic Containers (#1-7)
  • Glass Bottles & Jars (any color)
  • Newspapers
  • Cardboard
  • Magazines
  • Office paper
  • Junk mail
  • Paperboard (cereal, soda boxes, etc.)
  • Milk cartons
  • Catalogs
  • Shredded paper (in closed paper bags)
  • Phone books
  • Pop & beer cartons
  • Juice and milk cartons
  • Juice boxes
What NOT to Recycle
  • Styrofoam
  • Window Glass
  • Dishware
  • Lightbulbs
  • Plastic grocery bags

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Yard Waste Information

Refuse & Recycling Map
Refuse & Recycle Schedule
Garbage Collection
Sanitation Services
Street Services
Utility Rates

Recycling Drop Sites:

Public Works Facility - 724 North 47th Street
Hugo's Grocery Store - 1750 32nd Avenue South
Valley Dairy - 4701 South Washington Street
SuperOne Foods - 2771 32nd Avenue South

Grand Forks Recycling History

Curbside Residential Recycling Began in 1990

Multi-Family Recycling was added in 1995

Single Stream recycling began in 2003

City residents increased recycling tonnage by 63% in the last 10 years

More useful recycling links

"Where do recyclables go?" (VIDEO)

Why Recycle?

FreeME - North Dakota Materials Exchange Program

Area Recycling Services

Household Hazardous Waste

Recycling for kids

ND Solid Waste and Recycling Association

If you need recycling containers, call:
Public Works Dept.: 738-8740

To contact the Sanitation Department:

Phone: (701) 738-8740
FAX: (701) 738-8749

724 N. 47th St.
Grand Forks, ND 58203

Email the Sanitation Department

City of Grand Forks
255 N 4th Street * Grand Forks, ND 58203 * Phone (701) 746-INFO