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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

St. Louis County charges a solid waste service fee to all properties within the County not served by the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District. The service fee is not a collection charge. The fee is necessary to provide appropriate solid waste and recycling facilities and solid waste disposal opportunities for the property owners or lease holders in St. Louis County, both year-round and seasonal, as mandated by the State of Minnesota.

First Residential / Seasonal / Recreational Parcel:     $60.00
Commercial property:   $ 70.00 to $325.00 based on Estimated Market Value
Second Residential / Seasonal / Recreational Parcel:        $20.00

Click HERE for general information about Solid Waste Service Fees.
Click HERE for information about Solid Waste Service Fee appeals.
Click HERE for a complete list of County fees.

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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