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Holiday Light Recycling and Holiday Shopping-Generated Cardboard Disposal Offered Free-of-Charge to Residents

Program ensures environmentally friendly disposal of lights and cardboard


The City of Fargo invites residents to dispose of their old or unwanted holiday lights free of charge. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of the free Holiday Lights Recycling Program to ensure lights are disposed of in the most environmentally friendly manner possible.

Residents can drop string lights (including LED lights and older styles of lights) at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 606 43 1⁄2 St. N. between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, now through January 31, 2024. Rope-style lights will not be accepted for recycling.

Fargo residents are also invited to utilize the free residential transfer station to dispose of extra holiday shopping-generated cardboard and other household waste. The transfer station is located at the Fargo Landfill at 4501 7th Ave. N. Items accepted include cardboard, non-freon appliances and old furniture, among other items. Proof of residency is required to use the service. Commercial waste and building materials are not accepted in the program.