Recycling

Trying to Change Habits: How the City of Fargo is Trying to Eliminate Plastic Bag Use

In honor of America Recycles Day, the city of Fargo is running the "Day Without a Bag" campaign

FARGO, N.D. — In honor of America Recycles Day, the city of Fargo is running the “Day Without a Bag” campaign. It’s not always easy to kick an old habit… …but what if we all tried? “It would be nice if everybody would do that and get away from plastic,” said Rosella Kolrud, a Cash Wise shopper. The city of…

Chinese Tariffs, Contamination Problem Impacting U.S. Recycling Exports

Last year, West Fargo had nearly 3,700 tons of recycling

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Every time West Fargo Waste Management picks up the recycling from your curb, it’s taken to a the West Fargo Transfer Station where it’s packed into semi’s headed for Minneapolis. Once there, the recyclables are sorted at a Material Reclamation Facility before it is then shipped out to countries like China. “China by 2020 is going…

West Fargo Raises Monthly Residential Garbage Pick-Up Rate

The new rate of $17.50 comes after city's sanitation department operated on a deficit

WEST FARGO, N.D. —¬†Five years ago, the West Fargo City Commission raised the residential garbage pickup fee to $13 per month. But as more people moved to West Fargo, the new rate could not help the city’s sanitation department make ends meet. “Our sanitation rates have not been carrying our entire costs of our department to operate it. Being a…

Fargo North High Celebrates “Eco” Week

Last year, the environmental club sold more than 400 plants

FARGO, N.D. —¬†Fargo North students are bringing the awareness of environmental concerns to their classmates with ECO Week. Each day will focus on recycling, ecology awareness and ways the students can be more environmentally friendly. Students also held a succulent and cacti sale, some of which they grew themselves. On Wednesday, students will give ECO presentations to kids at Kennedy…

The Biz: KFC’s New Gravy Cocktails, McDonald’s Going Green, More Money in Your Pocket and the DOW Hits 26,000

These aren't just any kind of cocktail

NATIONAL — KFC may be the home of finger lickin’ good chicken but now they’re hoping to serve you up some lip-smackin’ cocktails. The fast-food company is launching a new cocktail menu and while the drinks won’t be sold in stores, the recipes will be available for you to make on your own. These aren’t just any kind of cocktail….

Community Members Take Part in a “Day Without a Bag”

They are also providing an alternative solution for your shopping needs and handing out a reusable shopping bag to each person

FARGO, ND — You are encouraged to take part in a “day without a bag.” Cash Wise locations in Fargo and Moorhead are set up to collect plastic shopping bags to encourage people to recycle and reuse. They are also providing an alternative solution for your shopping needs and handing out a reusable shopping bag to each person. The campaign…

The Dos and Don’ts of No-Sort Recycling in Moorhead

Moorhead officials remind us of the finer details with no-sort recycling

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The city of Moorhead is wrapping up their first week of their no-sort recycling program and while it is going well, they are asking people to remember a few things. The recycling pick-up schedule remains every other week on regularly scheduled garbage days and the recycling totes must be on the curb before 5 a.m. at least…

Cause of Minot Recycling Plant Fire Still Unknown

It produced heavy smoke that could be seen for miles

  MINOT, ND — Authorities say they will never know what started a large fire at a Minot recycling business, though they have some theories. The blaze at Earth Recycling broke out around noon on May 18. It produced heavy smoke that could be seen for miles. Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal Ken Sisk says he couldn’t pinpoint the exact…

Minot Recycling Plant Still Smoldering After Massive Fire

Officials say the air quality in the area is now safe

  MINOT, ND — A massive fire at a Minot recycling plant is still smoldering with smaller fires still inside. Fire crews were seen at Earth Recycling earlier this morning trying to keep the smolder under control. Officials say the air quality in the area is now safe. The massive fire started ripping through the recycling plant on Thursday. Drivers…