Moorhead Spring Clean-Up Returns May 2021

The City of Moorhead is excited to announce Spring Clean-Up plans. This annual Moorhead tradition was interrupted in 2020 because of COVID-19 safety concerns, but we are implementing a plan that will make it possible again this year.

Crews will collect such items as appliances (limit 2 per residence), furniture and household goods at your curb on your scheduled garbage collection day. Items must be curbside by 5 a.m. (Please note apartments and businesses are not eligible for the curbside Cleanup Week program, which is part of the residential rate structure). However,The City of Moorhead is offering free garbage drop off at the Solid Waste Transfer Station (2727 Hwy 10 E) for Moorhead residents from May 3-7 and May 10-14 only.

Instead of ONE Clean-Up Week similar to past years, we are going to break the work into TWO weeks. That will allow the City of Moorhead to complete the work using our full-time staff, mitigating the risk to our workers and citizens.

The Clean-Up Weeks will run OPPOSITE your recycling schedule.

• If your property is on recycling week A, your clean-up week will be May 3-7.
• If your property is on recycling week B, your clean-up week will be May 10-14.
• If you are not sure which recycling schedule you are on, you can find that information here.
• Please do not begin putting trash on your boulevard more than two days before the start of your Clean-Up Week. Garbage set out more than 2 days prior to Cleanup Week will be collected and you will be charged based on the amount of garbage.

During a traditional Clean-Up Week, more than 1,600 additional tons of trash is collected. This is a huge endeavor for City staff but disposing of excess trash contributes to the cleanliness and beauty of our City. Together, we can all make these Spring Clean-Up Weeks a success!

To help you prepare for a successful Cleanup Week, here are some simple rules to follow:

     1.Separate items of the same type into distinct piles (appliances, furniture, brush, household garbage, etc.). Separate trucks collect the items.
     2. Place garbage in disposable containers, such as cardboard boxes, except for oversized items.
     3. Crews will not return to pick up garbage set out too late.
     4. Remove refrigerator and freezer doors. Do not place food or any other waste inside appliances.
     5. Items must be from residences only (from your own home); no commercial waste will be accepted. Keep household garbage at least four feet away from other Cleanup Week items.
     6. Specialty items collected at no additional charge:
         o Two appliances per household.
         o Empty propane tanks; valves do not need to be removed.

What will you see on your Cleanup Week day? You'll see the following crews collecting different material throughout the day:

     1. Automated garbage truck: Will collect your normal garbage tote.
     2. Rear loader #1: Will collect remaining garbage items placed on your curb.
     3. Rear loader #2: Will collect yard waste to take to the compost site.
     4. Chipper truck: Will collect branches (standard 4' x 8' x 12' pile size).
     5. Payloader/dump truck: Will collect metal items the next day.

As in past years, electronics, hazardous waste, demo/construction material, and vehicles will NOT be picked up. Tires will no longer be picked up curbside during the Clean-Up Weeks but can be dropped off (without rims), 24 hours a day during both Clean-Up Weeks, at the Public Works Facility, 700 15 Ave N. A dumpster will be clearly marked.

In addition, Cleanup Week crews WILL NOT pick up the following materials:

      1. TVs/Computers/Electronics - Clay County will host special collection events for residential TVs, computer         monitors, and computers on Saturday, May 1 from 8 am to noon. Items can be dropped off at 1300 15 Ave N in Moorhead (located behind the old Clay County Department of Motor Vehicles). As a reminder, items can also be dropped off all year, free of charge, every Tuesday from 4 pm to 6 pm This collection is for residential e-waste only. For more information please call 218.299.7329 or 218.299.5002.

     2. Demolition and Construction Materials - Examples are, but not limited to:
            o Lumber
            o Concrete
            o Sheet Rock
            o Old Fencing Material
            o Windows
            o Doors
            o Asphalt shingles

     Demolition and construction materials are accepted at the Clay Demolition Debris Landfill for a fee. Details      (including disposal rates) can be found at: Clay Demolition Landfill Guidance or by calling 218.498.2430. The Moorhead Transfer Station, located at 2727 Highway 10 East, will also accept demolition and construction material. Disposal fees will apply.

     3. Hazardous Household Material Waste - You must take these items to the Clay County Household Hazardous Waste facility located at 2729 Highway 10 East, Moorhead, MN. Open Mondays and Wednesdays, 8 am – 4 pm and special hours Saturday, May 1 from 8am- noon only. For more information please call 218.299.5077.

Moorhead Transfer Station hours of operation:
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 pm (year round)

Compost Site hours of operation:
Monday through Friday: 8 am to 4:15 pm
Saturday: 8 am to 11:45 am

*From May 3 through September 24, 2021, you can take yard waste to the Moorhead Compost Site (follow link and scroll to the end for a map) at 1800 Highway 75 and 15th Ave N.*

Sign up for eNotifications from the City of Moorhead and choose "service alerts" to receive an email reminder prior to cleanup activities.

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.