Options to dispose of household materials outlined


The Crow Wing County Household Hazardous Waste Facility will be closed until further notice. There are other options, however, for residents to dispose of certain materials.

Paint can be disposed of at participating local businesses, which can be found at , but follow these precautions:

  • Contact the location before dropping off to confirm hours and availability.

  • Do not use these drop sites if sick or at high risk for contracting an illness.

  • Follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations for protecting one’s self and others at .

Do not dispose of household hazardous waste with regular garbage. Bring items to an alternative drop site or hold on to them until the county facility is open again.
The county landfill remains open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Residents entering the landfill must remain in their vehicles and wait for staff to assist them.

Contact the county solid waste office at 218-824-1290 with questions or concerns.

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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