LAND & PROPERTYGarbage & Recycling   

2017 Road Detours 1Please be aware of the detour as roadwork continues for the Highway 53 reroute project. Access to the landfill will be via the Hwy 135 detour shown in green and yellow.  This is expected to be in place through August.

Garbage and Recycling

St. Louis County Solid Waste Division staff provide a comprehensive solid waste management system for all of St. Louis County outside of Duluth and surrounding townships. 

For solid waste management information for Alden, Canosia, Duluth, Gnesen, Grand Lake, Fredenberg, Lakewood, Marion Lake(54-13), Midway, Normanna, North Star, Rice Lake and Solway, Unorganized 53-15 Townships, and the Cities of Duluth, Hermantown and Proctor, contact the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District at 722-3336


 Back yard compost bin
                 Reusable lumber 
Construction and Demolition
 Computer electronics
                    Garbage truck at landfill  
Garbage Disposal
 Hazardous household products 
Hazardous Waste
    Paper recycling at drop-off site
 Prescription medications
Household medical waste

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The Minnesota Materials Exchange is the waste-not classifieds especially for:

 *Minnesota businesses

The Materials Exchange is a free service that links organizations that have reusable goods they no longer need to those who can use them. This business reuse network helps prevent usable materials from becoming waste and saves users money. The program is operated as part of the Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP) at the University of Minnesota. MnTAP provides tailored pollution prevention and energy efficiency solutions for Minnesota businesses. Find their web site at

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