Each spring and fall, the City of Fargo's recycling program offers city residents one free yard of compost.
Residents with bags and cans must load their own materials; city crews will help load pickups and trailers. You must show proof of residency, such as utility bill or driver's license, to claim your free compost.
The 2023 spring giveaway will be held in May on the following Wednesdays and Thursdays: May 10th & 11th, 17th & 18th, and 24th & 25th from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and one Saturday, May 27th from 7:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The 2023 fall giveaway will be held in September on the following Wednesdays and Thursdays: September 6th & 7th, 13th & 14th, and 20th & 21st from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and one Saturday, September 23rd from 7:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The compost site is located west of the Household Hazardous Waste Facility, 606 43 1/2 Street North, Fargo.
Before and after the free giveaway, you can purchase compost from the city for $15 per yard. Note, these purchases can only take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 3:30 and 5 p.m. Please call or stop at the scale house before proceeding to the compost area. To inquire about availability of compost, please call the landfill scale house at 701.282.2489.