Garbage Collection

Weekly Side Load Garbage Collection

  • Bagged household waste only
  • Lid closed, no overloading please
  • Place for pickup by 7:00 am on your day for pick-up. (Click here for a map of pick-up days in pdf format)
  • Place your garbage containers away from parked vehicles.
  • Within three feet of: end of your driveway for berm pick-up or alley line for alley pickup
  • Four feet from obstacles such as: mailboxes, trees, fences, poles; recycling, neighbor's side load container
  • Loosely filled - (recycle your cardboard boxes)
  • Animal waste must be bagged
  • Hot ashes must be cooled and sealed in a bag
  • No grass or yard waste
  • No dirt, rocks, cement, construction materials
  • Clear snow to keep container level
Special Waste

Medication Disposal Information from APHA

Sharps: For safety, place in strong plastic container for transport to Altru's Environmental Container inside their boiler entrance at the rear of their main facility.

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

Sanitation Tip

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

* For special collections call the Public Works office at 738-8740. They will pick it up for a reasonable fee.

Seasonal Collections

Yard Waste Collection Program

Option #1 - May 1 to Sep 30 - Place yard waste in brown paper bags or boxes, or cans (lid off) and place for weekly collection on your garbage day.

Option #2 - May 1 to Nov 15 - Self-haul to the landfill or one of the Grand Forks City Compost Recycling Sites.

Fall Leaf Collection

Option #1 - Haul leaves/grass to Grand Forks City Compost/Recycling Site.
*Bags of leaves will not be picked up at your residence.

Option #2 - Vacuum Leaf Collection begins (tentatively) the second week of October, continuing until two passes are made through Grand Forks (weather permitting).

Rake leaves to your berm (between curb and sidewalk) in loose piles, away from obstacles such as trees, fences, etc.

Branches/Brush Debris

Option #1 - Haul branches/brush to the Landfill or one of two site locations at Grand Forks City Compost/Recycling Sites.

Option #2 - Call for special collection/chipping - 738-8740 - fees will apply

**Large amounts of woody material and/or any tree trunks over 8" in diameter will require a private hauler - consult your yellow pages for listings.
Recycling Drop Off Sites:

  • Public Works Facility - 724 N. 47th St.
  • Valley Dairy - 4701 S. Washington St.
  • Hugo's Grocery Store Lot - 1750 32nd Ave. S.
  • SuperOne Foods - 2771 32nd Ave. S.
Yard Waste Drop Off Sites:
** Indicates also a Branches/Brush disposal location

  • Public Works Facility - 724 N. 47th St. **
  • Fire Station - N. Columbia Rd.
  • Pump Station - 8th Ave N. & N. 3rd St.
  • Williamson Field - 5th Ave. S. & DeMers
  • **Lewis & Clark School - 12th Ave. S. & S. 11th St.
  • GF Lift Station - 24th Ave. S. & S. 34th St.
  • **Kelly/Schroeder School - 32nd Ave. S. and Cherry St.
  • 47th Ave S. Lift Station between Cherry Street and Belmont Road
** for child safety, this site is not accessible during school hours

Compost sites are for your convenience. Please help us to keep them tidy. They are for grass, yard waste, not household refuse. Thank you for your cooperation!

Waste Oil, Car/Truck Battery, Propane Tank Drop Off Site:

Public Works Facility - 724 N. 47th St.

Disposal Questions?
Call Public Works 738-8740

Landfill Hours of Operation
M-F 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 11:30 am
For Holidays, please call 746-2505

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