Environmental Services



St. Louis County Environmental Services is responsible for solid waste management throughout the county with the exception of the communities within the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District. For convenient and safe disposal of trash and recycling, the department operates:

  • The regional landfill and a mixed recycling processing center in Virginia
  • Two household hazardous waste collection facilities in Virginia and Hibbing
  • Numerous canister sites and transfer stations throughout the County
County Solid Waste Management Area click for full size image
 Attention Residents of Aurora.  The City of Aurora has closed their recycling location at Public Works.  You can still bring your recycling though to the Aurora Transfer Station. The hours of operation are as follows: M, Th, F: 8 am - 4 pm; Tu, W: 10 am - 4 pm; Sa: 8 am - Noon.


The mission of Environmental Services is to provide programs and services that protect human health and the environment by facilitating sustainable management of wastes for the citizens we serve.




Environmental Services
Virginia, MN

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