Crow Wing County Landfill plans summer hours
The Crow Wing County Landfill Site begins summer hours starting the first weekend in April and operates 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. After a long winter, residents have been eager to start spring cleanups and the 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, 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, but there are specified drop-off locations at the landfill to dispose of these items for a small fee. Those 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 and 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.
For more information, check out the county web page at: http://www.co.crow-wing.mn.us and search for “recycling” for more locations.
Doug Morris, solid waste coordinator, said the county provides convenient access for proper disposal of items that aren’t needed or used.
“Upon arriving at the County Landfill Site, residents must stop at the landfill office,” Morris said in a news release. “The attendant will discuss the items to be disposed, collect any fees and give directions to where the drop-off locations are for disposal. It is important to note that all loads coming to the county landfill must be covered to ensure our roadways are not littered with debris.”
The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program will open for the season beginning April 24. Then, starting in May, the HHW Facility will be open the second Wednesday and second Saturday through the month of October from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, go online to http://www.co.crow-wing.mn.us and search for “household hazardous waste.”