County expands hours/collection events for disposal of HHW following flood

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Environmental Services Department • 201 South 3rd Avenue West • Virginia, MN 55792
Phone: (218) 749-9703 or 1-800-450-9278 •

David Fink
Deputy Director




July 3, 2024

CONTACT: Dana Kazel, Communications Manager

218-725-5049 (office) • 218-591-2219 (cell)


County expands hours/collection events for disposal of household hazardous waste following flood

St. Louis County Environmental Services is expanding its collection services for household hazardous waste (HHW) to make it easier for residents to dispose of paints, stains and other HHW materials that often are stored in basements and garages that may have flooded.


Effective now through the end of July:

The HHW Facility in Hibbing will be add a day to its normal operations. People can drop off household hazardous waste on Fridays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.


The HHW at the Regional Landfill in Virginia will operate on its normal schedule of Tuesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; but is also offering off-hour drop offs by appointment. People should call the Facility at 218-741-8831 to schedule a drop off time.


Additionally, four HHW Community Collections have been added to the schedule. Each is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the dates and locations listed:


Thursday, July 10, at the Cook Transfer Station

Thursday July 18, at the Northwoods (Ely) Transfer Station

Wednesday July 24, at the Cook Transfer Station

Wednesday July 31, at the Northwoods (Ely) Transfer Station.


As a reminder, for other flood related debris, the County is waiving disposal fees for residents and businesses of the County Solid Waste Management Area at the following locations through the end of July: 

  • St. Louis County Regional Landfill; 5341 Regional Landfill Rd. Virginia
  • Aurora Transfer Station; 5910 Highway 135 North, Aurora
  • Brookston Transfer Station; 8609 Highway 2, Brookston
  • Cook Transfer Station; 2134 South Beatty Road, Cook
  • Hibbing Transfer Station; 3994 Landfill Road, Hibbing
  • Northwoods Transfer Station; 9384 Highway 21 North, Ely
  • County 77 Canister Site; 2038 County Road. 77, Tower
  • French Township Canister Site; 7150 Greenrock Road, Side Lake
  • Balkan Township Canister Site; 11489 Vlasich Road, Chisholm
  • Soudan Canister Site; 5160 Highway 169, Soudan


For additional information, visit or call 218-741-8831.