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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.

2020 Schedule

The spring and fall giveaway dates will be published in early 2020. Please check back.

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.