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Big Changes in the St. Louis County Recycling Program - Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Starting November 15, 2013 you can recycle all #1 and #2 containers including margarine tubs, and cartons from milk, juice, and soups!  Just rinse, drain and add them in with other containers in your curbside collection, or at the drop-off center. 

Recycling information for St. Louis County

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General Recycling Information:

Recycling FAQ's

»Is there curbside pick up where I live?  
»What can I recycle?
»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.

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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Recycling Services

Call 1-800-450-9278 to find a location near you to recycling your holiday lights.
2013 Holiday Light recycling bin locations
St. Louis County Facilities
Name Address
St. Louis County Courthouse - Hibbing 1810 12th Ave. E., Hibbing
St. Louis County Courthouse - Virginia 300 S. 5th Ave., Virginia
St. Louis County Service Center - Ely 320 Miners Drive E., Ely
Northland Office Building - Virginia 307 First St. S., Virginia
Aurora Transfer Station 5910 Hwy 135 N., Aurora
Brookston Transfer Station 8609 Hwy 2, Brookston
Cook Transfer Station 2134 S. Beatty Rd
Cotton Canister Site 8476 Hwy 53, Cotton
County 77 Canister Site 2038 Co Rd. 77, Tower
French Canister Site 7150 Greenrock Rd., Side Lake
Hibbing Transfer Station 3994 Landfill Rd., Hibbing
Lavell Canister Site 3175 Hwy 25, Cherry
Northwoods Transfer Station 9384 Hwy 21 N., Ely
St. Louis County Regional Landfill 5341 Regional Landfill Rd., Virginia
Soudan Canister Site 5160 Hwy 169, Soudan

Click on the recyclables for a quick tour of the St. Louis County Recycling Processing Facility.Recyclables waiting for curbside collection
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 worked at the Hibbing Curling Club this year. 

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