Clay County Plastic Bag Task Force

Volunteers Needed For #TrashTag Project on Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary

The task force is encouraging residents to go out on their own and pick up trash where they can.

MOORHEAD, Minn. – As the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day approaches, the Plastic Bag Task Force is hoping that Social Distancing won’t affect their clean up efforts. The task force is encouraging residents to go out on their own and pick up trash where they can. They can take a before and after photo of a littered area, and share…

Moorhead’s Horizon West Middle School competes in plastic bag challenge

The school teamed up with the local task force to reduce, reuse and recycle.

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Fifth graders at Horizon West Middle School are taking part in this year’s plastic bag challenge. “The program provides every student with a reusable grocery tote, and so, those students take that home, and they encourage their families to use that. And then, there’s a contest running and so the more that they use the reusable totes,…

Clay County Wants To Take Jack Back

You will be able to dispose of your pumpkins at recycling centers across Clay County.

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Clay County is encouraging people to help the environment by dropping off their pumpkins. County officials will take them to Doubting Thomas Farms. Workers there will compost them and turn them into beneficial soil additives. The compost program is a way for the community to get involved and keep the pumpkins out of the waste stream. “The…

Kids Across the Metro Excited to Take Part in Plastic Bag Challenge

The winning school gets a bench made out of recycled plastics

MOORHEAD, Minn. —┬áKids across the metro are getting ready to clear their communities of plastic bags. Fifth graders from Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead, Dilworth, and Glyndon will take part in the 2019 Plastic Bag Challenge. The school that collects the most plastic bags will receive a customized bench made of recycled plastics, while the second place school gets a pizza…