Brainerd/Nisswa Area | Fax: 218-543-5289
P.O. Box 639 | Pequot Lakes, MN
Information and guidelines about trash and recycling can be found below. Please contact our office if you have any questions or concerns.
Rubbish & Trash Guidelines
Single Sort Recycling Guidelines
Prepaid Tag Service
The prepaid tag system (available in bundles of six or more) is ideal for those with unpredictable schedules. The price of a tag is determined by the size of the cart (provided upon request).
DIRECTIONS: Please tie the tag to the top bag in your cart and pull it so it hangs out from the lid & container. The driver will see it and empty the entire cart without having to untie it from anything or get out of the automated truck. If there is no evidence of a tag when the driver arrives you will be charged for an untagged pick-up. Your driver will thank you a million times over for making your stop as enjoyable as possible!
Commercial containers range from 35- to 95-gallon carts and two-eight yard dumpsters.
Curbside recycling is offered to the cities of Breezy Point, Pequot Lakes & select areas of the city of Crosslake. We will provide you with an 18 gallon bin for a 38 gallon service, and a 65 gallon cart for a 60 gallon and larger container.
Spring and fall clean-up or moving clean-up will be easier by renting a four or six yard dumpster. Call the office for estimates.
Dumpsters are for cleanup purposes and NOT for construction jobs. Roof shingling and other construction jobs require a roll off dumpster that would get taken to a construction landfill. If in doubt, please call.
2 Yard = 60" wide x 44" deep x 40" high on wheels
4 Yard = 60" wide x 65" deep x 48" high - 85" total length at top
6 Yard = 60" wide x 108" deep x 48" high - 128" total length at top - enclosure should be 10 ft wide
Cement pad guidelines:
2 Yard = 8 ft x 5 ft · 4 Yard = 8 ft x 10 ft · 6 Yard = 8 ft x 12 ft
If you have items that need to be hauled separately and can cannot haul yourself, (like furniture) please call and make arrangements for pickup with a trailer. We will be happy to provide this service for a nominal charge.
For dumpsters bigger than a 6-yard contact our affiliate.
THE COUNTY LANDFILL WILL NOT ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS MIXED WITH SOLID WASTE:
DIRT, TIRES, BATTERIES, WET PAINT CANS, STAIN OR VARNISH CANS, MOTOR OIL, OIL FILTERS, YARD WASTE, ASHES, HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS, FLUORESCENT BULBS, CEMENT, AUTOMOBILE PARTS, HEAVY STEEL, TV’S, COMPUTERS, ELECTRONICS OF ANY TYPE OR MATTRESSES.
These items should be taken directly to the landfill by the consumer.
For more information about our local county recycling requirements download this data sheet: County Recycling Comparisons
If you have household hazardous waste, please refer to the following:
Thank You For Your Help!
Our recycling customers may now combine all their recyclables into one container. Please read our information below regarding guidelines. By visiting our Schedules Page, you can find out what your recycling pick-up days are, call the office with any questions.
Consists of pop and beer cans and a few types of small juice cans. No cigarette butts and please drain and crush the cans.
Consists of food cans and lids (flip top soup lids and cat food lids are not aluminum, they are tin). Cans must be rinsed out. Aerosol cans are not accepted.
Includes all food and beverage containers that are entirely plastic. Plastics must be rinsed out (no peanut butter residue). Crushing large milk and juice jugs helps conserve space. Plastic toys and tupperware type containers are not acceptable. Look for recycling triangle on bottom.
This includes all bottles and food jars. Please rinse and drain. Broken glass, mirrors, light bulbs, drinking glasses and vases are not accepted.
Waxy or shiny boxes are now acceptable. Large pieces should be cut down to fit into the container or cut into 2'x3' or smaller pieces, tied together and set on top of the container.
Residential Paper Products
This includes all newspaper, cardboard, boxes, inserts, magazines and plain office paper. Phone books and food boxes are also welcome! We prefer you put paper in a brown paper bag instead of the plastic bags. Large pieces of cardboard should be cut down to fit into the container or cut into 2'x3' or smaller pieces, tied together and set on top of the container.
PLASTIC BAGS AND STYROFOAM ARE CONSIDERED GARBAGE. Anything big should be taken by consumer to recycling center.
For more information visit Recycle Minnesota
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