Compost & Wood Chips
Each spring and fall, the City of Fargo's recycling program offers city residents one free yard each of compost and wood chips.
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 and wood chips.
The 2021 spring giveaway will be held in May on the following Wednesdays and Thursdays: May 12th & 13th, 19th & 20th, and 26th & 27th from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and one Saturday, May 29th from 7:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The 2021 fall giveaway will be held in September on the following Wednesdays and Thursdays: September 8th & 9th, 15th & 16th, and 22nd & 23rd from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and one Saturday, September 25th from 7:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The compost and wood chips are located west of the Household Hazardous Waste Facility, 606 43 1/2 Street North, Fargo.
Purchasing Compost & Wood Chips
Before and after the free giveaway, you can purchase compost and wood chips from the city. Wood chips cost $12 per yard and compost is $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 and wood chip area. To inquire about availability of materials, please call the landfill scale house at 701.282.2489.