Landfill disposal guide coming to Crow Wing County residents

$10 coupon included


The 2021 Crow Wing County disposal guide will be mailed soon to all Crow Wing County property owners.

The guide covers hours of operation, what items are accepted at the landfill, fee schedule, recycling and household hazardous waste programs, and includes a $10 coupon. The coupon can be applied toward any service at the landfill with the following conditions:

  • Limited to one coupon per load.
  • No change will be given.

  • Customer is responsible for paying the required special waste tax on applicable items.

  • Coupon is not redeemable for cash.

  • Cannot be applied to payments on charge accounts.

The cities of Brainerd, Baxter, Pequot Lakes, Crosslake and Ironton offer curbside recycling services to their residents. Crow Wing County sponsors three recycling drop sites that are available to all county residents:

  • Crow Wing County Landfill: 15728 State Highway 210, Brainerd.
  • Ideal Township Transfer Station: 33503 West Island Lake Drive, Pequot Lakes.
  • City of Nisswa: 25636 Main St., Nisswa.



Crow Wing County continues to have a recycling rate of over 50%, far exceeding the state minimum of 35%. Overall, just over 67,000 tons of material were recycled through the county recycling program last year.

“This study shows we are exceeding state standards, increasing recycling and reducing the amount of material being placed in our landfill,” Ryan Simonson, Crow Wing County Environmental Services supervisor, said in a news release.

In 2020, commercial recycling represented 87% of all county recycling at 58,768 tons and residential recycling represented 5% of total recycling at 3,195 tons. Materials such as appliances, scrap metal, electronics and tires accounted for the remaining 5,331 tons or 8% of total recycling.

Proactive efforts by the county, local businesses and local waste haulers were effective by capturing recyclable materials and keeping them out of the landfill.

Travis Grimler began work at the Echo Journal Jan. 2 of 2013 while the publication was still split in two as the Pine River Journal and Lake Country Echo. He is a full time reporter/photographer/videographer for the paper and operates primarily out of the northern stretch of the coverage area (Hackensack to Jenkins).
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