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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:


Public Works Facility
724 N. 47th St.



CVS Pharmacy
1950 32nd Ave. S.

Valley Dairy
4701 S. Washington St.

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:                                                                          

Aluminum cans
Tin cans
Mixed Plastic Containers (#1-7)
Glass bottles & jars (any color)
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

What NOT to Recycle:

Window glass
Light bulbs
Plastic grocery bags
Mercury thermometers

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