St. Louis County office buildings will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.

Environmental Services


UPDATE on Soudan Canister Site. Thanks to the members of the area fire department, and residents. The Soudan Canister Site is back open for business. Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday 8am - 5pm.


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


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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