Dispose of Waste & Recycling

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Last Updated On February 14, 2019
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Garbage: Each Valley City residence is entitled to either two garbage cans (up to 32 gallon size) or two plastic bags of comparable size. Lid must be removable.

Garbage should be out by 7:00 AM on your garbage pickup day.

To arrange for dumpster service or additional pick-ups, contact Public Works at 845-0380.

If residential customers, use more than two garbage cans, the additional charges will apply:

3 cans total – $5.00 total additional charge
4 cans total – $15.00 total additional charge
5 cans total – $30.00 total additional charge

Additional garbage and inert material can be disposed of at the transfer station at an established fee. Fees are listed under Solid Waste Services (Garbage) Rates.


Grass clippings: Grass clippings can be disposed of free at:

24 hour access collection site west of Transfer Station at 11490 35th St. SE. Location is marked on map.
Tree limbs, sticks: Tree limbs and sticks can be disposed of free of charge through:

24 hour access collection site west of Transfer Station at 11490 35th St. SE. Location is marked on map.
Scheduled pickup.

Tree Limbs & Sticks Pickup can be scheduled by calling (701) 845-0380:

  • Clean-up week in May
  • The last Thursday & Friday in July
  • The last Thursday & Friday in September

Tree limbs and sticks will be picked up if:

  • Wood pile is created near the regular garbage pick-up
  • Wood size is 4” in diameter or less.
  • The pickup is scheduled by calling Public Works at 845-0380.

Animal waste: Animal waste must be placed in sealed bags before placing in cans.

Asbestos: Contact Public Works at 845-0380.

Ashes: Ashes must be placed in a closed plastic bag and set away from other garbage. Do not mix ashes with garbage. Only cold ashes will be picked up.

Car batteries: Car batteries can be recycled at Valley Recycling, 115 12th Avenue SE.

Christmas trees: City crews will pickup Christmas trees from the boulevard or the alley. All trees should have bags and stands removed for easy processing.

Construction debris: City crews will not pickup debris from home construction or remodeling. All waste generated by a contractor will be the responsibility of the contractor or occupant.

Furniture pickup: Furniture can be disposed of at the Transfer Station, 11490 35th St. SE . The following rates apply:

  • One person lift – $25.00/piece of furniture.
  • Two person lift – $35.00/piece of furniture.

Hazardous Waste: The City of Valley City has made arrangements for Valley City residents to be able to dispose of household hazardous waste in Fargo. For more information, including waste accepted and facility hours, see the Household Hazardous Waste website.

Medical waste: Medical waste including syringes and lancets can be placed into a puncture resistant container (ie, a sealed, empty detergent bottle).

Paint/paint cans: Paint/paint cans will be picked up if empty or mixed with kitty litter or saw dust to form a solid mass.

Sharp objects: Place broken glass, medical waste, sharp metal pieces, etc. into a puncture resistant container.

Televisions: TV’s can be placed on the curb for pickup for a fee of $25 for one person lift or $35 for two person lift. Flat screen TV’s can be recycled at Valley Recycling, 115 12th Avenue SE.

Trees, metal and used oil: These items can be disposed of free of charge at the Transfer Station, located at 11490 35th Street SE.

Additional garbage and inert material can be disposed of at the transfer station at an established fee.

Recycling: These items can be disposed of free of charge at Valley Recycling, located at 115 12th Avenue SE:

  • Aluminum cans
  • Flat screen TV’s
  • Glass
  • Magazines
  • Paper
  • Plastic and plastic bags

For more information, contact Valley Recycling at 840-0476.

Posted in Sanitation (Garbage).