Compost and woodchips
Each spring and fall, the City of Fargo's recycling program offers city residents one free yard each of compost and wood chips.
Residents with bags and cans must load their own materials; city crews will help load pickups and trailers. You must show proof of residency, such as utility bill or driver's license, to claim your free compost and chips.
The spring dates for the 2013 compost and wood chip giveaway includes one Saturday which is May 11 from 7:15 a.m. to noon and every Wednesday and Thursday from May 15 to June 6 from 3:30-5 p.m. The fall dates include one Saturday which is September 7 from 7:15 a.m. to noon and every Wednesday and Thursday from September 11 to October 3 from 3:30-5 p.m. Each household qualifies for one free yard of compost and one free yard of wood chips.
The compost and woodchips are located west of the Household Hazardous Waste facility, 606 43 1/2 St. N. The small pile of compost that you can access to fill your own bags or cans is located next to the scale house at the landfill, 4501 7th Ave. N.
Purchasing Compost and Wood Chips
Before and after the free giveaway, you can purchase compost and wood chips from the city. Wood chips cost $8 per yard; compost is $10/yard. To inquire about availability of materials, please call the landfill scale house at 701-282-2489.