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 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

Recycling Drop Sites:

Northend:                                                                           Southend:

Public Works Facility – 724 North 47th Street                         Hugo’s Grocery Store – 1750 32nd Ave South

Valley Dairy – 4701 South Washington Street

                                                                                          SuperOne Foods – 2771 32nd Ave South

How Recycling Works in Grand Forks

Residential curbside pick-up occurs every other week. Place items on the berm by 7 a.m. on your designated day. For additional information call 701-738-8740.

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


What to Recycle:                                                                           What NOT to Recycle:

Aluminum Cans                                                                          Styrofoam

Tin Cans                                                                                     Window Glass 

Mixed Plastic Containers (#1-7)                                                    Dishware  

Glass Bottles & Jars (any color)                                                   Lightbulbs

Newspapers                                                                                Plastic grocery bags



Office paper

Junk mail

Paperboard (cereal, soda boxes, etc.)

Milk cartons


Shredded paper (in closed paper bags)

Phone books

Pop & beer cartons

Juice and milk cartons

Juice boxes

If you need recycling containers, call:
Public Works Dept.:  701-738-8740

 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

Area Thrift Store Listings


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