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Cleanup Days Coming!

One of Moorhead’s favorite times of the year is almost here…Cleanup Days! In early May, furniture, household goods, and appliances will be collected at single-family residence curbs on your scheduled garbage day beginning at 5 am at no additional cost.

  • Cleanup Days will be the OPPOSITE day from your recycling day.
    • Find your recycling week with our address lookup on our Recycling Page. 
    • If you are Recycling A Week, Your Cleanup Day will be your garbage day between May 2-6.
    • If you are Recycling B Week, your Cleanup Day will be your garbage day between May 9-13.
    • Oakport neighborhood, Cleanup Day is May 3.
  • Apartments are not eligible for curbside pickup. Residents may bring excess garbage to the transfer station at the times noted below, free of charge with proof of residency.

Cleanup Days require a huge amount of effort, coordination, and cooperation. Please follow these guidelines:

  • Tires will NOT be collected this year. Homeowners will need to dispose of them at retail tire stores.
  • Separate appliances, furniture, household garbage, metal, etc. into piles; different trucks collect specific items.
  • Use disposable containers such as cardboard boxes (no loose garbage please).
  • Do not set items out more than one day earlier than your garbage day.
  • During Cleanup Days, crews will not return to pick up garbage set out after your garbage day.
  • Two appliances per household will be picked up free of charge. Remove refrigerator and freezer doors for safety.
  • Do not place food or waste inside appliances.
  • No commercial waste will be accepted.
  • Keep your garbage tote at least 4 feet away from Cleanup Days items.
  • Empty propane tanks will also be collected (valves do not need to be removed). 

If you would like to get a jump on spring cleanup, bring furniture, household goods, and excess garbage to the Solid Waste Transfer Station (2727 Hwy 10 E) from April 25 - May 13 during normal business hours, free of charge. (This also applies to apartments.) Fees will apply for demolition/construction materials; proof of Moorhead residency required (i.e. driver’s license).

Additionally, crews will not collect the following items curbside (disposal info below):

  • Demolition/Construction Materials
  • Residential Electronics
  • Household Chemicals

Demolition/construction materials (lumber, concrete, sheet rock, fencing material, windows, doors, asphalt shingles, etc.; fees apply); take items to:

  • Clay Demolition Debris Landfill, 4 miles east of Glyndon on Hwy 10; 218.498.2430
  • Moorhead Transfer Station, 2727 Hwy 10 E, Moorhead; 218.299.5465

     

Residential electronics (computers, computer monitors, computer peripherals, TVs, fluorescent bulbs, LED bulbs, cell phones, rechargeable batteries, and holiday light strings) take items to:

Clay County Electronics Recycling at 1300 15 Avenue N. No fee for Clay County residents. 218.299.7329.  

Regular Hours are: Every Tuesday evening from 4-6 pm year-round.

  • Special Clean Up Days hours for Clay County Electronics Recycling:
  • May 2, 4, 9, 11 from 8 am-4 pm
  • May 3, 10 from 4-6 pm
  • May 7 from 8 am-noon
  • Regular hours (4-6 pm every Tuesday) resume May 12

 

Household chemicals (paints, stains, etc.) are accepted for no fee from Clay County residents at the:

Clay County Household Hazardous Waste Facility, 2729 Hwy 10 E, Moorhead. 218.299.5077. 

Regular hours are: Every Monday and Wednesday from 8 am-4 pm; the first Saturday each month from April to October from 8 am-noon.

  • Special Cleanup Days hours:
  • May 2, 4, 9, 11 from 8 am-4 pm
  • May 7 from 8 am-noon

 

Additional Services Available to Moorhead residents:

Weekly Curbside Yard Waste

Pick-up started April 11 (weather permitting) on regularly scheduled garbage days. See our Yard Waste webpage. 

Bi-weekly Curbside Branch Pickup

Runs May 2-September 30 on regularly scheduled recycling days. (October-April is by request.)

Guidelines for curbside branch pick-up can be found at our Forestry Curbside Brush Pickup Service webpage. 

Solid Waste Transfer Station

Year-round (except holidays); Monday- Friday, 8 am-4:15 pm

Compost Site

April 11-November 18 (weather permitting); Monday-Friday, 8 am-4:15 pm; Saturday, 8 am-11:45 am


For more information, including guidelines, dates, and contacts, email Sanitation or call 218.299.5347.
If you have additional questions, please call the Public Works Department at 218.299.5422.