City of Fargo highlights Recycling on Earth Day

"If you really start looking at what you're throwing away, I would guess at least half of it can be recycled."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — In celebration of Earth Day, the City of Fargo highlights ways people can reduce their carbon footprint. With 24 recycling drop off sites located across the city, people can honor the environment every single day of the week. Those living in single family households can also sign up for the All in One Recycling program which…

Pumpkin recycling helps keeps landfills clean

Clay County's take Jack Back event turns waste into fertilizer

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Don’t know what to do with your rotting pumpkins? Clay County may be able to help. Clay County’s “Take Jack Back” pumpkin recycling event is helping keep the harvest decorations out of landfills by composting them at a local farmstead in Moorhead. If you choose to recycle the Halloween decorations, make sure the pumpkins are free from…

Recycle drop off sites in Moorhead are being contaminated

They've also seen an increase of illegal dumping of items like refrigerators and furniture.

MOORHEAD, Minn.- Moorhead Public Works is seeing an increase in contamination and illegal dumping at recycling drop off sites. Those in the department say they’ve seen contamination particularly in the plastic dumpsters. They’ve seen items such as pvc pipes, plastic bubble wrap, styrofoam and plastic bags. They’ve also seen an increase of illegal dumping of items like refrigerators and furniture….

Jamestown No Longer Collecting Garbage in Alleys

The alley conditions make it difficult for trucks to pick up garbage.

JAMESTOWN, N.D.–The City of Jamestown announced they will no longer be collecting garbage in residential alleys beginning February 10. The City says the alley conditions make it difficult for trucks to pick up garbage. Residents are asked to place garbage and recycling bins on the boulevard no further than three feet from the curb on your scheduled pickup day. Residents…

Curbside recycling coming to Casselton

CASSELTON, N.D. – Cassleton has approved curbside recycling pickup. The city has begun to work with contractors and believes that the curbside pickup service will begin this summer. Cassleton is one of the last larger communities to adopt curbside pickup in Cass County. Officials believe that this is a major step forward for the city becoming more environmentally friendly. “We’ve…

Recycle Smarter, Not Harder, with Tips from NDSU

NDSU is taking on a new challenge: Teaching the metro the best way to recycle.

FARGO, ND – According to the experts, the FM Metro is doing a fantastic job at recycling. But they think we can do even better. “People really want to recycle; we want to kind of reverse some of the damage we are doing with all the production of waste.” said Kate Nelson DeShaw, the Chair of the Environmental Sustainability Committee…

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. — Kids 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…

Fifth Graders Across F-M Area to Take Part In Plastic Bag Challenge

They will bring in as many plastic bags as they can to be recycled

Schools across the F–M area are competing to be more sustainable with the Plastic Bag Challenge. According to the Plastic Bag Task Force, the average person uses 250 bags each year, and that’s something they want everyone to cut back on. “Introducing these ideas when they’re kids… it’s something they bring up to their parents, something they talk about, something that’ll…

Avoiding “Box Stalkers”: Your Trash Could Make You a Target for Thieves

You should break down and conceal big boxes

FARGO, N.D. — If you got big electronics for Christmas, you may be doing something that attracts burglars without even realizing it. “Most of us are putting those on the curb for trash day when you’re getting your trash picked up,” Jessica Schindeldecker with the Fargo Police Department said. Police say you should break down those boxes and put them at…

HERO Makes Final Push in “40K in 40 Days” Fundraising Campaign

HERO collects and distributes donated healthcare equipment

FARGO, N.D. — The year coming to a close also comes the end of a big fundraising campaign. HERO, or Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization, has their sixth annual “40K in 40 days” campaign. They’re about halfway to their $40,000 goal. Funds raised will go towards day –to–day operations and the fee waiver program. HERO says a third of its customers who…