The Crow Wing County Landfill Site will begin summer hours starting the first weekend in April and operate 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
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 also encouraged to use the free compost site to dispose of material from gardens, leaves, lawn clippings or branches.
Certain items are banned from the actual landfill; however, there are specified drop-off locations at the county landfill site to dispose of these items for a small fee. Appliances or white goods such as refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, washers and dryers, stoves, hot water heaters and microwaves; electronics such as computers and their components, TVs VCR/DVDs, stereos and telephones; tires with or without rims; and scrap metals such as lawn mowers, grills, metal piping are all recycled.
The county landfill site 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 environmental services solid waste office number is 218-824-1290.