Crow Wing County Landfill Site opens for summer hours
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. With the seasonally warm weather, residents have been eager to start spring cleanups and the Crow Wing County Landfill Site is available for residents to dispose of items that are no longer used or needed.
The county landfill takes household garbage but many residents do not realize the landfill will accept other items such as fiberglass boats, mattressess, 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, microwaves; Electronics such as computers and their components, TV’s, VCR/DVD’s, stereos and telephones; Tires with or without rims; Scrap Metals such as lawn mowers, grills, metal piping; These items are then 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. The county does provide other recycling/used oil locations throughout Crow Wing County. Please check out the county web page at www.co.crow-wing.mn.us and search for “recycling” for more locations.