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Recycling

 
 

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St. Louis County provides several rural drop-off collection locations for convenient recycling of paper and food and beverage materials throughout our Solid Waste Management Area.

Floodwood Services and Training provides recycling services for the Floodwood area. For more information call 476-2230 or visit their website.

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

For Schools
Opportunities exist for schools to reduce waste, recycle and compost to save the environment and save money.

For Cities and Towns
There are resources available for cities and towns within the county to help promote the 3Rs in their communities.

For Business
Reducing waste in the workplace helps cut costs and demonstrating stewardship, using resources more efficiently, and boosting productivity. 

218-749-9703

Recycling Drop-Off Locations

Click on the sites in the map below for addresses and hours or see our list of recycling drop-off locations.

E-Wastes

St. Louis County has 11 collection sites for waste electronics from household use. Under State of Minnesota regulations electronic wastes from business use must be recycled. We do not accept electronic waste from businesses. View a list of recyclers registered in Minnesota

In Minnesota, by law, you must recycle televisions and computer monitors. They can't go into the trash. Residents can take advantage of recycling options for TVs, computer monitors and towers, and laptops at select St. Louis County Solid Waste sites. Toshiba, Panasonic, Mitsubishi and Sharp products are accepted free of charge. Fees for all other video display device brands are $3.00 for items with screens up to 19" and $6.00 for larger. (Fees for devices generated outside the Solid Waste Management Area are $12.00 for up to 19" and $18.00 for larger sizes.)

Other electronic wastes are charges at the current garbage rate.

Collection locations for electronic waste are as follows:

  • Aurora Transfer Station - 5910 Hwy 135 N.
  • Balkan Township Canister Site - 11489 Vlasich Rd.
  • Brookston Transfer Station - 8609 Highway 2
  • Cook Transfer Station - 2134 Beatty Rd
  • Cotton Canister Site - 8476 Hwy 53
  • Hibbing Transfer Station - 3994 Landfill Rd. (west of Hibbing)
  • Kabetogama Canister Site - 10150 Gamma Rd.
  • Lavell Canister Site - 3175 Hwy 25
  • Northwoods Transfer Station - 9384 Hwy 21 (south of Ely)
  • Soudan Canister Site - 5160 Hwy 169
  • St. Louis County Regional Landfill - 5341 Regional Landfill Rd. (east of Virginia)

Composting

Composting is a great way to reduce your garbage volume while creating a valuable soil amendment. If you live in an urban area you may want to invest in a compost bin to handle you kitchen and yard wastes. Households with larger yards can mound yard wastes, or make a larger containment. See the links at right for more information on home-made bin designs.

County sites that accept yard waste

Contact Us

Environmental Services 
Solid Waste Division

Virginia, MN
218-749-9703

800-450-9278
Email

Duluth Area
WLSSD
218-722-3336
 

All contacts


Curbside collection

Eveleth: 744-4215
Hibbing: 969-7465
Mt. Iron: 748-7570
Virginia: 748-7515

Recycling Drop-Off Locations