Due to the recent Presidential/Governors’ executive orders we are having to amend our current operations to provide basic essential services to the public.
As of Noon 3/20/20 we are closing our lobby areas to the public, only County staff can enter our buildings until further notice. It is our goal to continue to provide services with as little interruptions to your daily lives as possible.
Currently we are still accepting bagged household garbage to individuals self- hauling to our facilities. Please keep in mind we are trying to limit human interactions to help prevent the spread of viruses. Household Hazardous Waste is still being accepted at our location drop-offs but the product exchange program has been closed. Residents using our services please practice social distancing while dropping off household wastes, recyclables or other materials.
If you must bring our facility demolition or bypass materials we are only accepting these when social distancing can be accomplished. Our staff cannot assist residents with loads and material sorting as normal. Use the scale intercom systems, charge accounts and telephone office staff for questions of facility operations at this time.
Crookston Transfer Station 218-281-6445 Fosston Incinerator 218-435-6501
It is our goal to continue to allow recycling and self-haul bagged garbage services but things are changing so rapidly we will update as needed.
Polk County Environmental Services consists of the Planning and Zoning, Solid Waste Transfer Station, Recycling, and Household Hazardous Waste Departments.
Environmental Services is located at the Polk County Transfer Station in Crookston, Minnesota. The Transfer Station is located at 320 Ingersoll Avenue (South end of town in the Industrial Park).
Polk County Planning and Zoning Department is charged with interpreting, applying, and enforcing the rules and regulations found within the Polk County Zoning Ordinance and those required by State or Federal Law.
In 2015 Polk County formed an Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Taskforce to help in the fight against aquatic invasive species within the County.
View information about the role of Solid Waste Management.