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Recycling Services

Recycling information for St. Louis County

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General Recycling Information:

Recycling FAQ's

»What can I recycle?
»Is there curbside pick up where I live?  
»Where can I drop-off my recyclables?
»Recycling No-Nos.
»Where do our recyclables go?
»Why can't we recycle #3-#7 plastics?

Recycling is not only easy but it makes a difference in St. Louis County.
The good news:  Last year folks in St. Louis County recycled 40 tons of aluminum cans saving over 27.36 kilo-watt hours of electricity!
The bad news:  Last year, almost 20 times that weight in recyclable aluminum ended up in the landfill rather than being recycled. 
The good news:  Last year we recycled a total of 4,839 tons of cardboard, paper, and cans and bottles saving 14,517 cubic yards of landfill space.
The bad news:  Last year over two and a half times that much still ended up in the landfill!   Let's all recycle MORE!

Recycling Services Iron Range Area Curbside Contacts Where can I recycle my....? Duluth Area Contact Info

St. Louis County provides several rural drop-off collection locations for convenient recycling of paper and food and beverage materials throughout our Solid Waste Management Area.

Click on the sites below for addresses and hours or see our list of recycling drop-off locations

Floodwood Services and Training provides recycling services for the Floodwood area.  For more information call 476-2230 or visit their web site at

For more information on St. Louis County Recycling Services call 800-450-9278 or e-mail

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2015: The Year of the Carton - Thursday, January 1, 2015
Did you know you can now recycle cartons through St. Louis County's recycling program? That's why we are calling 2015 the Year of the Carton! Simply rinse out your cartons, remove any caps or straws, and recycle them along with metal cans and #1 & 2 plastic containers. 

Cartons are now recyclable in St. Louis County


Event Recycling

Give us a call at 800-4Call us to reserve recyclign bins for your event.50-9278 if you need recycling bins for your community event. See how they have worked at the Hibbing Curling Club to reduce waste.

What happens to your recycled materials?

Click on the recyclables for a quick tour of the St. Louis County Recycling Processing Facility.Recyclables waiting for curbside collection

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