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. 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
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.
The Polk County Transfer Station serves as the collection and consolidation point for the solid waste generated in Western Polk County. The Transfer Station accepts multiple small loads, screens, consolidates, and reloads materials into larger containers for shipment to final disposal markets.
All of the household garbage, whether delivered by a homeowner, business, or by garbage truck, is consolidated and shipped to the Polk County Waste-to-Energy Incinerator location in Fosston, Minnesota. Here the waste is burned in a permitted solid waste incinerator to achieve both volume and toxicity reduction. Ash, the byproduct of solid waste incinerators, is currently being landfilled.
Non-Burnable (Bypass) MSW
The non-burnable (bypass) MSW and demolition materials are handled in a similar manner. However, the bypass MSW is hauled to the Polk County Sanitary Landfill in Gentilly for disposal. A sanitary landfill differs from a "dump" (which is illegal) in that a sanitary landfill has a liner that prevents contamination from entering ground water and a leachate collection system to remove and treat the leachate. The demolition material is hauled to a separate area of the Gentilly Landfill and is disposed in accordance with State and Federal regulations.