Crow Wing County provides disposal and recycling guide

$10 coupons are provided in guides mailed to Crow Wing County property owners


CROW WING COUNTY — The 2022 Crow Wing County disposal guide was mailed 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 that can be applied toward any service at the landfill.

Other coupon conditions include:

  • Limit of 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.
  • Coupon cannot be applied to payments on charge accounts.

Crow Wing County sponsors three recycling drop sites that are available for use to all county residents. Plus in the cities of Brainerd, Baxter, Pequot Lakes, Crosslake and Ironton, curbside recycling services are offered to those residents.
Recycling locations are at:

  • 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 more than 50%, far exceeding the state minimum of 35%. Overall, almost 49,000 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 2022, commercial recycling represented 85% of all county recycling at 41,625 tons; residential recycling represented 15% of total recycling at 7,157 tons. Proactive efforts by the county, local businesses and local waste haulers were effective by capturing recyclable materials and keeping them out of the landfill.

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