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 is Reminding Residents to Recycle Pumpkins

Pumpkins will be composted at a local farmstead.

Moorhead, Minn.–Clay County is reminding residents to drop pumpkins off at four possible designated “Pumpkin Recycling” containers. The county says pumpkins cannot go into yard waste piles because they are organic waste. There are three recycling drop-offs located at 700 15th Avenue North, 23rd Street South & 40 Avenue South, and 418 Elm Street South. Pumpkins can also be dropped…

Bench Made of Recycled Plastic Donated to Sustainable Group at MSUM

The group had a goal and exceeded the 500 pound goal during their six month plastic bag recycling competition

MOORHEAD, Minn. — After collecting 574 pounds of plastic materials the Sustainable Students Association at MSUM has been awarded a bench made of recycled plastic. The group had a goal and exceeded the 500 pound goal during their six month plastic bag recycling competition. The students say it’s really important to being awareness to college campuses and show students how…

Donation and Recycling Options Available Ahead of Cleanup Week

People can put what they find while spring cleaning to good use

FARGO, N.D. — The city of Fargo and the community have many options for donating or recycling your used goods ahead of Cleanup Week. People could donate their old electronics at the solid waste facility. Recycling them ensures they won’t just end up in a landfill. “The old tube TVs that come in, they will literally get taken apart by hand so…

Jefferson Elementary Student Wins Earth-themed Poster Competition

Her fifth grade class won a lunch with Mayor Mahoney

FARGO, N.D. — A fifth grade class at Jefferson Elementary School had a special guest for lunch: Mayor Tim Mahoney. The pizza lunch was to celebrate the winner of a poster competition hosted by the city of Fargo. The theme was “Coming Together for the Earth,” with the goal of encouraging people to recycle. Teachers, along with the city’s recycling coordinator,…

MSUM is Going Green with New Plastic Bag Recycling Program

All of the bags must be clean, dry and free from any food residue

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — MSUM is trying to reduce their carbon footprint through a plastic bag recycling competition. For the next six months, the university will try to collect 500 pounds of plastic bags. All of the bags must be clean, dry and free from any food residue. Everything from grocery to newspaper sleeves will be accepted. If MSUM reaches…

Spring Cleaning Has Hit the F-M Area

Cleanup Week 2017 Kicked Off Monday in the F-M Area

FARGO-MOORHEAD — Couches, bikes and tables are just some of the items you can find on the side of the road around the F–M area. Cleanup Week gives people the opportunity to dispose of items free of charge. Some scavengers take to the streets looking for scrap metal to sell. But Cleanup Week isn’t just about finding something that you can sell….

LIVE: MATBUS Participates in Earth Week

MATBUS Tells People to Get Their "Can" on the Bus

MATBUS is giving free rides to those who donate an aluminum can in honor of Earth Week. KVRR’s Jackie Kelly talks with Taaren Haak, the Assistant Transit Planner of MATBUS, about how this can help impact the earth. Categories: Local News, Minnesota News, Moorhead, Morning – In The Community, News Landing Page, North Dakota News Tags: aluminum cans, Earth Week,…

Metro Area Mayors Kick Off Earth Week with a Snip

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held to introduce new recycling bins

RED RIVER VALLEY — It’s Earth Week and the metro is participating in a variety of green, earth friendly activities. The mayors of Fargo and Moorhead, The Chamber and MinnKota Recycling held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to introduce the new non-sort recycling bins. They will be distributed in July. It also gave people a chance to see the new collection trucks….

Fargo Recycling: Only Call to Opt-Out of Program

There is no action required to join the single stream recycle program

  FARGO, N.D. — The city of Fargo is going to an all–in–one recycling program this summer. Staff at Fargo Recycling told KVRR they found the phones are ringing off the hook over confusion about the program. We knocked on doors and talked to people who said separating cans from plastics and glass can be time consuming. Staff said they heard similar…