Construction Debris Disposal

 
 

The County's existing program includes 10 collection locations to ensure that demolition materials management capacity is available for all residents within our Solid Waste Management Area.

Some locations have different standards or collection techniques that restrict the disposal of larger loads. Please refer to our Large Load Acceptance Policy for complete information. If you are still unsure of how large a load you may bring to the site nearest you call the number listed on our Facilities Services Information Sheet.

All of our transfer station locations include voluntary separation of recyclable waste including concrete, brick and blacktop that is eventually crushed and utilized as aggregate material.

Other locations have a re-use shed that customers could choose to bring sorted, reusable items such as cabinets, doors and windows. These items can be picked up free of charge when a waiver is signed at the site.

Customers also have the opportunity to separate waste components such as scrap metal, cardboard and brush and branches that might be mixed in the loads. Those items are accepted free at some of our locations.

 

Acceptable and Unacceptable Materials

The 10 demolition waste collection locations take in material consisting of debris which is defined as "solid waste resulting from the demolition of buildings, roads, and other man-made structures including concrete, brick, bituminous, untreated wood, masonry, and glass or plastic building parts." 

Acceptable and Unacceptable Materials 

Asbestos and Other Hazards

If you are deconstructing or demolishing a building, you must first remove all unacceptable wastes including asbestos, thermostats, appliances and other hazardous materials

Asbestos is only accepted at the Regional Landfill and requires special handling for removal and transporting. You must also call 741-8207 at least 24 hours in advance of disposal.

See full list of hazards to remove

Commercial Building Demolition

Demolition of a commercial building requires notification to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency a minimum of 10 days prior to starting the work. Click HERE for a link to the MPCA web page for Pre-Demolition checklist and guide, Notification of Intent to Perform a Demolition and other information about deconstruction, salvaging and demolition.

Contact

Environmental Services 
Solid Waste Division

Virginia, MN
218-749-9703

800-450-9278
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