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City of Fargo Landfill

The landfill is located at 4501 7th Ave. N., on the corner of 45th St. and 7th Ave. N. in Fargo.  The phone number for the landfill scale house is 701-282-2489.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday*: 7:15 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday*: 7:15 a.m. - 1 p.m.  
    *Landfill hours may vary on legal holidays.

Note:  When conditions are very windy, trucks and vehicles may be turned away. Heavy materials, such as wood, can be accepted during windy conditions; however, loads with paper and lightweight materials will not be accepted.

Items not Allowed in the Landfill

Most household and business waste is accepted at the City of Fargo Landfill, however, there are a few items that are not accepted and/or should be taken to other sites.

Ask an appliance dealer to take your old appliance as a trade-in when purchasing a new one.  There is a disposal fee for appliances (stoves, washers, dryers, dishwashers, microwaves, etc.). The Fargo landfill will accept appliances for a fee and will deliver to a recycler.  For current pricing, please contact the landfill at 701-282-2489. The landfill does not accept any appliances with freon.  Residents are allowed to place up to two appliances on the curb during Cleanup Week (first full week in May) at no charge. 

Batteries (Lead-acid)
These must be accepted as trade-ins for new batteries at all retail stores. The following businesses take old car batteries:  Batteries Plus, Exide Battery, Hazer's Auto and Truck Salvage and Interstate Battery or bring to HHW facility. The City of Fargo will collect car batteries on your garbage day for a fee, call (701) 241-1449 for this service.

Motor Oil
Most service stations and oil change businesses accept used motor oil (up to 5 gallons at a time) at no charge during business hours. Collection tanks for used motor oil are located at the city's HHW Facility. For large amounts of oil, contact OSI Environmental (formerly Waste Oil Services) at (218) 233-5446 or Oye Construction at (701) 232-2782.

Most tire dealers recycle old tires with the purchase of new ones. The landfill accepts tires for a fee.  The City of Fargo will collect tires on your garbage day for a fee, contact us for this service.

Yard Waste
Yard waste must be taken to a compost/recycling site or composted in your backyard. See our yard waste page for more information on this ban and on backyard composting. 


In addition, per The City of Fargo's Sanitary Landfill Permit #0260, the City of Fargo Landfill is not allowed to accept the following:

Lead, PCBs, soluble wastes, manure, septic tank pumpings, infectious wastes, liquids, hazardous wastes, electronics, and mercury-containing devices.




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