Forum staff reports, Published April 30 2013
Rules different in each city for Cleanup Week
The annual event gives residents an opportunity to dispose of tires, appliances and other large items at no charge on their regular garbage collection day.
Here are some general rules for all cities:
• Separate items of the same type into distinct piles (tires, appliances, furniture, brush, household garbage, etc.);
• Place garbage in disposable containers, except for oversized items;
• Remove refrigerator and freezer doors and do not place any other waste inside appliances;
• Items must be from residences; no commercial waste will be accepted; and
• Keep household garbage at least 4 feet away from other Cleanup Week items.
There is a limit of two appliances per household in Fargo, and crews will collect logs and brush up to 10 inches in diameter, tires and rims and small propane tanks if valves are removed. Wood, building material, concrete, waste oil, paints, varnishes and other household hazardous waste will not be picked up.
Electronics such as televisions and computers should not be set out for pickup. An electronics recycling event is set from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 1 at Fargo Solid Waste, 2301 8th Ave. N.
West Fargo asks residents to bundle and tie brush in 4-foot lengths, logs must be no more than 4 feet long and 10 inches across. They will also collect tires, appliances, batteries and building materials, but concrete or dirt will not be accepted. Household hazardous waste should be placed in a separate, marked container or taken directly to the waste site collection facility.
In Moorhead, crews will collect appliances (limit of two per residence), furniture and household goods, tires (no rims) and empty propane tanks. A minimum of $15 will be charged to pick up lumber, concrete or other building materials, TVs or computer monitors and for trash set out before the start of Cleanup Week.
Moorhead is also offering an appliance turn-in program for residents to recycle old working refrigerators, freezers and room air conditioners all month. Moorhead Public Service will pick up appliances at no charge and customers will receive a bill credit. Electric customers of Moorhead Public Service should call (218) 299-5400 by May 17 to set a pickup time.
Clay County Solid Waste will accept residential electronics from Clay County residents for recycling from 11 a.m. through 4 p.m. Monday through May 10 at 1300 15th Ave. N. Only residential TVs, computer monitors, computer towers and computer peripherals will be accepted at this collection. Clay County businesses should call (218) 299-7329 for disposal options.
For more information about Cleanup Week, visit www.cleanupweek.com.