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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


Recycle Your Holidays

Wondering what to do with that tangled mess of lights that you no longer need? Reduce waste this year
by dropping off old, broken holiday lights at any off the following participating locations. Your lights will
be recycled through vocational centers in Minnesota, providing meaningful work to disabled individuals. 

Holiday light recycling locations

Transfer station and canister sites hours can be found here.

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