2024 Sanitation Rate and Schedule Changes

During the Monday, Jan. 22, City Commission meeting, the West Fargo City Commission approved the proposed sanitation rate and schedule changes.

Rate Changes:

  • Rate changes take effect Friday, March 1, 2024.
  • A 17% increase to sanitation rates, with no per item charge for bulky items. 
    • Increase from $17,50 per month for a 64-gallon cart size for residential collection to $20.48 per month. 
  • Addition of a new 96-gallon cart size for residential collection for $23.48 per month. 
    • $30 cart swap charge waived through July 2024. 
    • To order a new 96-gallon cart for residential collection, please complete this online form or call the Sanitation Division at 701-515-5400.
  • Additional changes to the multi-family, mixed-use and commercial rates. Please see the chart below for more information. 


Operational Changes:

  • Operational changes take effect Monday, July 1, 2024. 
  • Move the City of West Fargo from a five-day residential sanitation and recycling collection schedule to a four day a week pickup schedule. 
    • Friday residential collection route will be split to be added to Wednesday and Thursday collection days. 
  • Wednesday and Thursday recycling will have updated recycling zones. 
    • An updated recycling zone map will be released when made available by Waste Management. 
  • There will be no changes to the annual Spring Cleanup Week. 

Bulky Item Collection:

  • Bulky item collection changes take effect Monday, July 1, 2024. 
  • Bulky item collection will need to be scheduled through the City of West Fargo's website or by calling the Sanitation Division at 701-515-5400.
    • When scheduled, pick up does NOT need to align with resident's garbage collection day. 
  • No charge for bulky item collection, unless it is a previously identified specialty item. 
    • Please visit the Bulky Item Collection website for more information. 
  • Excess bagged residential trash, including items not listed on the approved bulky item pick up list, will not be collected curbside beginning July 1, 2024.  


City of West Fargo Garbage Collection Routes - Effective July 1, 2024 (PNG)

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