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Disposal Fees

Solid waste management in St. Louis County is funded by fees for the cost of disposal, and by the Solid Waste Service Fee assessed to properties.

Waste Disposal (Tipping) Fees

Fees for disposal of solid wastes are set by the St. Louis County Board.  Rates differ by the type of material.  Additional disposal charges* apply to garbage generated outside of the management area.

We do not accept cash at any of our solid waste sites.  Payment may be made by check or by punch coupon at all sites, or by electronic disposal card, Discover, VISA, MasterCard and debit cards at the Regional Landfill, Aurora, Brookston, Cook, Hibbing, and Northwoods(Ely) Transfer Stations.

Solid Waste Management Area (SWMA) Waste Disposal (Tipping) Fees Within the SWMA Waste Disposal (Tipping) Fees Outside the SWMA Solid Waste Service Fees

For wastes generated outside the solid waste management area the following fees apply:

  • Household garbage: $3.00 (as of 1/1/2015) per 32 gallon garbage bag/can, or $110.90 (as of 1/1/2015) per ton (only at sites with scales)
  • Mattresses and box springs:  $16.50 each piece.
  • Demolition material: $19.00 per cubic yard, or $58.00 per ton (only at sites with scales)
  • Asbestos is accepted only at the Regional Landfill at $109.06 per cubic yard.  You must call 218-741-8207 at least 24 hours in advance of disposal.

For other fee information please call our office at 800-450-9278 or click HERE. Demolition wastes and garbage brought from outside of the solid waste management area is assessed a surcharge as allowed by MN Statute 115A.919.

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Where can I buy Solid Waste Disposal Coupons?

Solid Waste disposal coupon

Reusable electronic disposal
fee cards for up to $100
may be purchased
8am to 4:30pm at the
St. Louis County
Services Office
307 First St. S.,
Suite 115,
Virginia. MN 55792

St. Louis County Environmental Services Department
307 First St. S., Ste. 115
Virginia, Minnesota  55792