Solid Waste Management

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 can still be dropped off at the facilities 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 Solid Waste is charged with implementing, applying, and enforcing the rules and regulations found within the Polk County Solid Waste Ordinance and those mandated by State or Federal law. Polk County’s Solid Waste Ordinance is applied county-wide, to provide for safe, legal and proper management of solid waste materials.

Polk County Solid Waste plans and manages the waste streams within Polk County. This is done through working with disposal facilities and end markets to ensure that viable outlets for waste materials are available to the residents of Polk County.