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Recycling Guides - Now Available in Multiple Languages

Arabic, Kurdish, Somali & Spanish Recycling Guides now available.

Learn what you can do to improve Moorhead's recycling program.

Post Date: 07/27/2020 12:55 pm

Moorhead's no-sort recycling program is much more convenient for residents than the former self-sort method. The City continues to make the no-sort program more accessible. We now offer our recycling guides in four languages—Arabic, Kurdish, Somali, and Spanish.

Find the English version and all the new multilingual recycling guides on the Public Works Recycling page of our website under the "Acceptable and Unacceptable Recyclables" header. 

The City of Moorhead asks the community's assistance in reducing the amount of non-recyclable materials placed in the recycling totes and dumpsters. Contamination may result in rejection of truckloads by the materials recycling processor and consequently, those materials end up in the landfill. Here's some top processing concerns:

  • Plastic bags: while bags can be dropped off at some grocery stores, they can't go in City bins as they clog the sorting equipment
  • Frozen food boxes: waxy liners/coatings cannot be processed
  • Food waste and debris: please rinse food containers
  • Styrofoam: not recyclable
  • And, if in doubt, throw it out! Ineligible materials can contaminate the whole bin.

Managers and owners of rental property may contact us to receive copies of the guides to distribute to tenants, please contact us by email or by calling 218.299.5422.

Thanks to everyone that recycles!

Moorhead Public Works



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