Environmental Services

Kittson County Solid Waste Ordinance

Kittson County Comprehensive Solid Waste Plan

Reduce - Reuse - Recycle

Source Reduction

The best way to manage waste is not to generate it in the first place.   
Some ideas to reduce waste include:

Avoid excess packaging, buy products in recyclable containers or
made from recycled materials, avoid use of hazardous chemicals,
use reusable rather than disposable products, backyard compost,
and buy well made products  which can be repaired rather
than replaced.

 

Recycling Drop Off Boxes

Cities

Locations

St. Vincent

Corner of Washington & 8th

Humboldt

Corner of Rice & 3rd (Old School Lot)

Hallock

Highway 75  (West of Clark Station)

Kennedy

Fifth Street East (East of the City Shop)

Donaldson

None

Lancaster

Corner of 2nd Street West & Minnesota

Lake Bronson

Corner of 1st Avenue and Main Street

Halma

Corner of Main Street and Iowa Avenue

Karlstad

Highway 11 (Fire Department Parking Lot)

Collected at each site:

Aluminum - Remove All Labels

Magazines

Newspapers - Includes Telephone Books

Plastic - #1 and #2 Plastics Only

Not Collected at these sites:

Aluminum Foil

Cardboard

Glass

Office Paper

Plastic #3, #4, #5, #6, #7

Plastic Bags

Mar-Kit Landfill

2650 290th Avenue

Hallock, MN  56728

Phone:  218-754-4581

Hours of Operation:  6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Mar-Kit Landfill will accept any recyclable materials free of charge

Aluminum - Remove All Labels

Cardboard

Magazines

Newspapers - Includes Telephone Books

Office Paper

Plastic - #1 and #2 Plastics Only

Mar-Kit Landfill will accept the following items for a fee

*Asbestos - Contact Landfill as there are exceptions

Appliances

Demolition Materials

Electronic Waste - Televisions, Computers, Printers, etc.

Mattresses

Soils

Mar-Kit Landfill will not accept the following items:

Ballasts

Florescent Lights

Tire

Vehicle Batteries

Garbage Hauler Contact Information

Anderson Sanitation

2670 290th Avenue

Hallock, MN  56728

Phone:  218-754-6851

Northern Sanitation

P.O. Box 232

Stephen, MN  56757

Phone:  218-478-3646

NW MN HHW Facility

324 Park Avenue NW

Bagley, MN  56621

Phone:  218-694-2090

Toll Free:  800-637-2090

HHW Collection - For Homeowners Only   (Free of Charge)

June 9th, 2016

  Hallock Ice Arena Parking Lot - 9:00 a.m. to Noon

  Kennedy School Parking Lot - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

August 9th, 2016

  Lancaster City Shop - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

  Lake Bronson - In Front of Legion Hall  - 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  Karlstad School Parking Lot - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Acceptable Items

Oil Paints

Latex Paints - Dried Out or empty containers are not
   considered to be HHW and be disposed of in your  
   regular garbage)

Paint Thinner

Aerosol Products (Empty aerosol cans can be
   disposed on in your regular garbage)

Solvents and Flammables

Wood Preservatives

Degreasers

Home and Garden Pesticides

Drain or Oven Cleaner

Rechargeable & Button (Watch Type) Batteries

Acids

Adhesives

Auto Chemicals

Hobby Supplies

Items Not Accepted

Business or Agricultural Wastes

  AA, AAA, C, D Single Use Batteries

  Car and 9Volt Batteries

  Explosives

  Tires

Compressed Gas

Radioactive Materials

Unidentified Waste

Waste Pesticide Collection Program - MN residents who are
farmers, households, commercial pesticide applicators,
golf courses, and lawn care companies:

Location-Date-Time:

Next Collection will be summer of 2016  

Pesticides Include:

Herbicides

 

Insecticides

fungicides

rodenticides

disinfectants

Misc. Liquids, granulars, powders, baits, paste
   and aerosol formulations

What is NOT Accepted:

Pesticide rinsate

Tank Mix

Crop Oils

Adjuvants

fertilizer

treated seed

contaminated soil

empty containers

Scrap Iron - Scrap Metal Collectors

Jon's Auto Salvage

Box 193

Greenbush, MN  56726

218-782-2504 or 218-782-2507

Evan's Scrap and Steel

13203 190th Street NE

Thief River Falls, MN  56701

800-906-3488 or 218-681-3488

Phillips Iron & Metal, Inc.

1107 Main Avenue North

Thief River Falls, MN  56701

218-681-4231

Willie's Recycling

Karlstad, MN  56732

218-436-2544

Minnkota Recycling

2004 Demers Avenue

Grand Forks, ND  58201

701-746-9600

Holtan Iron

17912 US Highway 59 NE

Thief River Falls, MN  56701

218-681-1210

Residual Materials, Inc.

222 Red Dot Place

Grand Forks, ND  58203

701-746-9381

Florescent Light Bulb Disposal

Gullander Hardware

220 Atlantic Avenue North

Hallock, MN  56728

Phone:  218-843-2171

4' Bulb - Approximately $1.00 each

8' Bulb - Approximately $1.25 each

Ballasts - Approximately $5.00 each

Hardware Hank

301 South Main Street

Karlstad, MN  56732

Phone:  218-436-2500

4' Bulb - Approximately $0.65 each

8' Bulb - Approximately $0.89 each

Ballasts - Will accept (Price Unknown)

Rx Drug Disposal Recommendations

Kittson County Public Health OR KMHC Clinic in Hallock

Unused Prescription Medicine

Sharp Materials (Diabetic needles)

Waste Oil & Filters Collection Sites -
   (Charges Vary By Business)

Johnson Oil - Hallock

218-843-2681

Kittson Auto - Hallock

218-843-3521

C & M Ford - Hallock

218-843-2652

True North - Kennedy

218-674-4111

Bernstrom's - Lancaster

218-762-5245

Vehicle Tire Collection Sites -
   (Charges Vary By Business)

Johnson Oil - Hallock

218-843-2681

Kittson Auto - Hallock

218-843-3521

Bernstrom's - Lancaster

218-762-5245

Chale's Oil - St. Vincent

218-823-6661

Ag Tire Collection Sites -
   (Charges Vary By Business)

Johnson Oil - Hallock

218-843-2681

Kittson Auto - Hallock

218-843-3521

Bernstrom's - Lancaster

218-762-5245

Chale's Oil - St. Vincent

218-823-6661

Vehicle Battery Collection Sites -
   (Charges Vary By Business)

Johnson Oil - Hallock

218-843-2681

Kittson Auto - Hallock

218-843-3521

True North - Kennedy

218-674-4111

Bernstrom's - Lancaster

218-762-5245

Chale's Oil - St. Vincent

218-823-6661

Composting Information

Compost is organic material that can be added to soil to help plants
grow. Food scraps and yard waste currently make up 20 to 30
percent of what we throw away, and should be composted

instead.  Making compost keeps these materials out of landfills
where they take up space and release methane, a potent

greenhouse gas.  Composting vegetable scraps, coffee grounds,

garden waste, leave and grass clippings is a natural way to get
rid of waste.  Composting is a process that allows naturally

occurring microbes to convert yard waste into useful organic soil
amendment or mulch.

How to Compost at home:

Select a dry, shady spot near a water source
for your compose pile or bin.

Add brown or green materials as they are
collected,  making sure larger pieces are
chopped or shredded. 

Moisten dry materials as they are needed.

One your compost pile is established, mix
grass clippings and green waste into the
pile and bury fruit and vegetables

under 10 inches of compost material.

It is an option to cover the top of the
compost with a tarp  to keep it moist. 
When the material at the bottom is

dark and rich in color, your compost is ready
to use.  This usually takes anywhere from 2
months to 2 years.

 Composting Leaves and Branches - City Compost Sites
     (for Local Residents Only
)

St. Vincent

West end of Town, just across the
street from 421 Pacific Avenue

Humboldt

None

Hallock

Located approximately 2500 250th St.
SW (County Road 33)

Kennedy

Located on the SW side of the
former ball park.

Donaldson

None

Lancaster

Located 1 Mile North of Highway 59,
then 1/4 mile East on the first
gravel road after the Golf Course

Lake Bronson

East Side of Town

Halma

Corner of CR 7 and Railroad Ave.

Karlstad

Located on Cleveland Avenue,
behind the City Shop and Water
Tower

Mold and Moisture in Homes - please refer to the following website:

http://www.health.state.mn.us/index/html