Veterans Day

City Offices will be closed on Monday, November 11, 2019 for Veterans Day.  CLICK HERE for the updated city service schedule.


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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)                                                     Light bulbs

Newspapers                                                                                Plastic grocery bags

Cardboard                                                                                   Mercury thermometers      


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