The Crow Wing County Landfill Site will begin winter hours starting the first weekend in November and operate from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The landfill site will be closed Saturdays and Sundays from November through March 2014 and will re-open for summer hours starting in April 2014.
The county landfill takes household garbage but many residents do not realize the landfill will accept other items such as fiberglass boats, mattresses, furniture and mobile homes.
The county landfill also has a demolition landfill to dispose of demolition materials. Residents are encouraged to use the free compost site to dispose of material from gardens, leaves, lawn clippings or branches.
Certain items are banned from disposal in the landfill; however, there are specified drop-off locations at the landfill site to dispose of these items for a small fee. Examples of such items include appliances or white goods such as refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, washers and dryers, stoves, hot water heaters, microwaves; electronics such as computers and their components, TVs, VCR/DVDs, stereos and telephones; tires with or without rims; scrap metals such as lawn mowers, grills, metal piping.
These items are then recycled.
The landfill also provides the following services for free or a small, nominal fee: recycling of glass, plastics, metal and paper, used motor oil/antifreeze, and lead-acid car/marine batteries for residents.
There is a 50 cent fee for oil filters and $1 per gallon of antifreeze.
The county does provide other recycling/used oil locations throughout Crow Wing County. Check out the county webpage at: http://www.crowwing.us and search for “recycling” for more locations.
Upon arriving at the landfill, residents must stop at the office. The attendant will discuss the items to be disposed, collect any fees and give directions to where the dropoff locations are for disposal.
From November through April, Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) will only be taken for emergency situations. An example of this is residents who are moving or an estate that must dispose of hazardous materials and cannot wait until HHW programs open in May 2014.
To schedule an appointment, contact the Land Services Department at Crow Wing County Landfill at 218-824-1290.