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Plastic Bags & Other Items

Some items not accepted through our drop-off and curbside recycling programs can still be saved from the landfill. Businesses in the community accept these items for recycling:

Plastic Bags

Plastic shopping bags (from grocery and other retail stores) are accepted for recycling at:

  • Cashwise Foods
  • Walmart (both Fargo locations)
  • Hornbacher's (all Fargo locations)
  • Family Fare (all Fargo locations)
  • Lowe's Home Improvement

Containers are located inside of the stores near the entrances. All bags must be clean, dry and free of debris/receipts. Also accepted in the plastic bag recycling containers are:
produce bags, shrink wrap, bread bags, dry cleaning bags, case wrap, air pillows, newspaper bags, product overwrap, bubble wrap and any #4 plastic film or packaging.
Items not accepted are:
Food storage bags, chip bags, candy wrappers, any hard plastics.

Some thrift stores also accept shopping bags for reuse.

Please do not place any plastic bags in your curbside recycling bin or the City of Fargo Recycling Drop Sites.

Office Paper & Junk Mail

Both ALL in ONE curbside recycling and Minnkota Recycling accept office paper and mixed paper such as junk mail. It is not accepted at the City of Fargo’s recycling drop off sites.

For more information call the City of Fargo Solid Waste Division at 701.241.1449 or Minnkota Recycling at 701.293.8428 for redemption center hours.