Solid Waste Fees

 
 

Solid waste management is funded by fees for the cost of disposal, and by the Solid Waste Service Fee assessed to properties. The county charges this fee to all properties within the County not served by the WLSSD.  It is not a collection charge and necessary to provide appropriate solid waste and recycling facilities and solid waste disposal for both year-round and seasonal property owners, as mandated by the State of Minnesota. 

First Residential / Seasonal / Recreational Parcel
$60.00

Second Residential / Seasonal / Recreational Parcel
$20.00

Commercial property
$70.00 to $325.00 (based on Estimated Market Value)
 

Solid Waste Service Fees

Solid Waste Service Fee Appeals

County Fees

Waste Disposal Tipping Fees
Fees for disposal of solid wastes are set by the St. Louis County Board. Rates differ by the type of material. Additional disposal charges* apply to garbage generated outside of the management area.

We do not accept cash at any of our solid waste sites. Payment may be made by check or by punch coupon at all sites, or by electronic disposal card, Discover, VISA, MasterCard and debit cards at the Regional Landfill, Aurora, Brookston, Cook, Hibbing, and Northwoods(Ely) Transfer Stations.

 

Disposal (Tipping) Fees Within SWMA

Fees for disposal of solid wastes are set by the St. Louis County Board. Rates differ by the type of material. Additional disposal charges* apply to garbage generated outside of the management area.

Here are some disposal fees for wastes generated within the solid waste management area.

  • Household garbage:$1.50 per 32 gallon garbage bag/can, or $56.16 per ton (only at sites with scales)
  • Stumps and root balls are charged at the regular garbage rates. They are not considered brush and branches.
  • Mattresses and box springs: $9.00 each piece.
  • Televisions and other CRTs: 19" or less - $3.00; larger sizes - $6.00
  • Demolition material: $13.00 per cubic yard, or $44.00 per ton (only at sites with scales)
  • Asbestos is accepted only at the Regional Landfill at $72.79 per cubic yard. You must call 218.741.8207 at least 24 hours in advance of disposal.

For other disposal fee information please call our office at 218-749-0632 or see our complete list of tipping fees.

Disposal (Tipping) Fees Outside SWMA

For wastes generated outside the solid waste management area the following fees apply:

  • Household garbage: $3.00 (as of 1/1/2015) per 32 gallon garbage bag/can, or $110.50 (as of 1/1/2015) per ton (only at sites with scales)
  • Mattresses and box springs: $16.00 each piece.
  • Demolition material: $19.00 per cubic yard, or $56.00 per ton (only at sites with scales)
  • Asbestos is accepted only at the Regional Landfill at $109.06 per cubic yard. You must call 218-741-8207 at least 24 hours in advance of disposal.

Demolition wastes and garbage brought from outside of the solid waste management area is assessed a surcharge as allowed by MN Statute 115A.919.

Contact

Environmental Services 
Solid Waste Division

Virginia, MN
218-749-9703

800-450-9278
Email

All contacts

Service Area

Solid Waste Management Area (SWMA)
Duluth andĀ South Service Area
218-722-3336.

Environmental ServicesĀ 
218-749-6320

Solid Waste Management Map