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Phone books

Year round recycling 

Residents are encouraged to recycle their phone books year round at the following locations:

  • Solid Waste Department at 2301 8th Ave. N. (yellow dumpster inside the gate)
  • Minnkota Redemption Center at 903 4th Ave. N. and also University Drive and 35th Ave. S. (inside the building)

Seasonal recycling locations

In addition to the year round locations, containers are placed at additional locations from March 16, 2015 to April 30, 2015. This is the time period new phone books are typically distributed. Only phone books with glued bindings will be accepted.

Recycling containers are present at the following locations:

  • Centennial Area                25th St. & 40th Ave. S.
  • Cash Wise Foods               1401 33rd St. S.W.
  • Longfellow Park                 Elm St. & Forest Ave. N.
  • North High                        10th St. & 17th Ave. N (Behind the Curling Club)
  • Minnkota Redemption Center      University Dr. & 35th Ave. S.
  • Waste Water Plant             10th St. & 37th Ave. N.
  • Parking Lot near CVS         13th Ave.  & 25th St. S.
  • Osgood Recycling Site        3857 Village Ln.
  • Shanley Recycling Site       5600 25th St. S.
  • Solid Waste Bldg.               2301 8th Ave. N.


In 2011, the City of Fargo recycled over 90,000 pounds of phonebooks. For more information on the Fargo recycling program, visit

Contact us

Please contact the recycling department at 701-298-6944 or with any questions.