Important information related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
The St. Louis County Solid Waste Office located in the Virginia Government Services Center is closed to public access until further notice.
For information regarding Service Fees, please call 218-742-1652.
Currently, The Regional Landfill, Transfer Stations, and Canister Site locations are open and operating on the normal winter hours schedule. Before visiting any of our sites in the near future, please call 218-749-9703 or see this website for updated information on our solid waste facilities. This will be updated daily to alert customers if any of our locations need to close.
March 27, 2020
St. Louis County Environmental Services has closed its two Household Hazardous Waste drop off sites in Virginia and Hibbing until further notice. The County landfill, transfer stations and solid waste drop off sites all remain open.
Citizens are asked to keep any household hazardous waste items - such as paint, household cleaners, rechargeable batteries, and fluorescent bulbs, among other things - until the sites re-open, so that the items can be disposed of safely. For people needing to make an emergency drop off of household hazardous waste, staff will try to accommodate as schedules permit. People should call 218-741-8831 to make an appointment.
Closure of the two HHW sites allows for better staffing at the county's solid waste sites during this COVID-19 situation. The Governor's Executive Order calling for Minnesotans to stay home except for essential needs March 27-April 10 doesn't affect solid waste sites, and people are allowed to drive to drop off trash and recycling.
Because the COVID-19 situation is continually changing, residents are encouraged to call the Environmental Service Hotline at 218-749-9703 before driving to any of the county's drop off sites. The hotline message will be updated daily to alert the public if any other sites have to close.
The county provides a comprehensive management system for garbage and recycling for all of the outlying areas outside Duluth and surrounding townships.
For solid waste management information for Alden, Canosia, Duluth, Gnesen, Grand Lake, Fredenberg, Lakewood, Marion Lake, Midway, Normanna, North Star and Solway townships, and the cities of Duluth, Hermantown, Proctor and Rice Lake, go to the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District