Sanitation (Garbage)


11476 35th Street SE
(701) 845-0314

Operating Hours

Operating Hours:

  • Monday through Friday: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Saturdays 9:00 AM to Noon, May – October
  • We accept check or cash only


Announcements regarding closures of the Transfer Station are posted on the City’s website under Announcements at the bottom of the page, in the Times-Record , Schedule below or Newsdakota. You can call (701) 845-0380 to inquire.

Garbage is collected according to the announced schedule for the following holiday weeks:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • President’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July: Thursday’s garbage will be picked up on Wednesday, July 3rd
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas

Disposal Fees at Transfer Station

These listed below are for disposal at the Transfer Station. Other rates apply for your residential or commercial account.

DescriptionResident RateNon-Resident Rate
Garbage Fee$10.00 minimum fee plus
$90.00 per ton
$20.00 minimum fee plus
$180.00 per ton
Inert Fee$10.00 minimum fee plus
$50.00 per ton
$20.00 minimum fee plus
$100.00 per ton

Valley City Public Works staff will review the load and determine the appropriate disposal method.

  • Garbage fee applies to items that must be sent to the Fargo landfill. Generally speaking, this includes household garbage, furniture and small appliances. Final determination will be made by VCPW staff. If you have questions about specific materials, please call (701) 845-0314.
  • Inert fee applies to items that Valley City Public Works is permitted to dispose of on site. The inert site can accept construction material such as wood and drywall. Shingles will be accepted without tar paper, and a certificate from an asbestos test. Final determination will be made by VCPW staff. If you have questions about specific materials, please call (701) 845-0314.


DescriptionResident RateNon-Resident Rate
Motorcycle Tires$4.00 each$8.00 each
Car or Truck Tires$6.00 each$12.00 each
Semi Tires$30.00 each$60.00 each
Tractor Tires$50.00 each$100.00 each

Non-Resident Tree Disposal

DescriptionNon-Resident Rate
Disposal of Trees$5.00 up to 200 pounds;
$20.00 per ton

Note: Residents are eligible to dispose of tree limbs and sticks at the 24 hour access collection site west of the Transfer Station at 11476 35th St SE.

Disposal of Waste & Recycling

Garbage: Each Valley City residence is entitled to 1 (one) 65gal garbage can, that can be bought from the city.

Garbage should be out by 7:00 AM on your garbage pickup day.

To arrange for dumpster service or additional pick-ups, contact Public Works at 701-845-0380.

Grass clippings and leaves: Grass clippings and leaves can be disposed of free at:

  • 24 hour access collection site west of Transfer Station at 11476 35th St. SE. Location is marked on map.

Tree limbs, sticks: Tree limbs and sticks can be disposed of free of charge through:

  • 24 hour access collection site west of Transfer Station at 11476 35th St. SE.

Scheduled Tree Limb & Sticks Pickup

Tree Limbs & Sticks Pickup can be scheduled by calling (701) 845-0380:

  • The last Thursday & Friday in July
  • The last Thursday & Friday in September

Tree limbs and sticks will be picked up if:

  • Wood pile is created near the regular garbage pick-up
  • Wood size is 4” in diameter or less.
  • The pickup is scheduled by calling Public Works at 701-845-0380.

Animal waste: Animal waste must be placed in sealed bags before placing in cans.

Asbestos: Contact Public Works at 701-845-0380.

Ashes: Ashes must be placed in a closed plastic bag. Do not mix ashes with garbage. Only cold ashes will be picked up.

Car batteries: Car batteries can be recycled at Valley Recycling, 115 12th Avenue SE.

Christmas trees: City crews will pickup Christmas trees from your normal garbage pickup area. All trees must have bags and stands removed. Look for information on social media, radio, and the newspaper on a date for tree pickups.

Commercial Hazardous Waste: Commercial accounts should contact the Transfer Station or Safety Kleen in Fargo for information on how to dispose of hazardous waste.

Construction debris: City crews will not pickup debris from home construction or remodeling. All waste generated by a contractor will be the responsibility of the contractor or occupant.

Furniture pickup: Furniture can be disposed of at the Transfer Station, 11476 35th St. SE . If left at the curb you will be charged an extra fee which will be determined by Pubic Works Staff. One person furniture lift is $25.00 per furniture item. Two person furniture lift is $35.00 per furniture item.

Fluorescent light bulbs: The transfer station does accept fluorescent light bulbs but can only be accepted in small household quantities of 3-4 light bulbs. This is for Residents ONLY.

Paint/paint cans: Paint/paint cans will be picked up if empty or mixed with kitty litter, floor dry or saw dust to form a solid mass.

Pesticides: the ND Dept of Ag has a program called Project Safe Send that will collect and properly dispose of pesticides at different collection sites across the state in July. Here is the website with the dates/locations and details:

Sharp objects: Place broken glass, sharp metal pieces, etc. into a puncture resistant container.

Shingles: All shingles must be presented with document stating they are asbestos free.

How do I obtain “asbestos free” documentation?

  • contact an asbestos inspector and they will be able to correctly identify whether or not your possible ACM is asbestos free.  Prices for each inspector may vary.
  • EMC Labs 1-800-362-3373.

Syringes/lancets: Place syringes and/or lancets in a sharps container.

Televisions: Disposing of TV’s will no longer be possible in Valley City. As part of our contract with the Fargo landfill, any Valley City resident may bring their TV’s to the Household Hazardous Waste site in Fargo located at 606 43 1/2 St N Fargo, ND 58102. The HHW site in Fargo is for residents of Valley City, NOT for commercial use. Proof of residency (drivers license or Public Works utility bill) will be required. Each household is allowed to dispose of one (1) tv per month and one (1) computer set per month. Residents are allowed up to 220#’s per month at the hazardous waste site. Household Hazardous Waste website.

Metal and used oil: Residents can dispose of these items free of charge at the Transfer Station, located at 11476 35th Street SE. or Valley Recycling

Additional garbage and inert material can be disposed of at the transfer station at an established fee.

Recycling: These items can be disposed of free of charge at Valley Recycling, located at 115 12th Avenue SE:

  • Aluminum cans
  • Tin cans
  • Plastic Numbers 1 & 2 only
  • Magazines
  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Glass (NO Flat glass)
  • Metal Can be dropped off free of charge at the Valley Recycling Center South Location ONLY 11481 35th St SE

For more information, contact Valley Recycling at 701-845-0331.

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