All garbage generated in the County comes to the main Cass County Transfer
Station, two miles north of Pine River on Highway 371, where it is transferred
to trucks that haul it to a sanitary landfill. Transfer Station hours
are Monday to Friday from 8:00AM-5:00PM, Saturday from 8:00 AM-Noon.
Residents may bring garbage in themselves or contract with a local waste
hauler. Wastes may be brought in to the main transfer site or to Other
MATRESSESS/FURNITURE: Accepted at the May Township, Slagle, Transfer
Station, and Walker / Hackensack sites. If the items are still in good
condition, they may be dropped off at the County furniture exchange progam
to be made available for people who could use them.
WASTE TIRES / USED APPLIANCES: Waste tires and used appliances can be
disposed of at the Slagle, Transfer Station, May Township, and Walker
/ Hackensack sites. Four (4) tires and one (1) appliance per month are
accepted. Please disable appliance mechanical latches and remove tires
USED OIL / USED OIL FILTERS/ USED ANTIFREEZE: These items can be disposed
of at the Pine River Transfer Station, May township site,Leech Lake Tribal
Solid Waste site, Slagle Transfer site and Walker / Hackensack sites.
Burning Barrels/ Open Burning
Using burning barrels for garbage disposal is illegal in Cass County.
You must dispose of garbage at one of the transfer sites, or have it picked
up by a licensed hauler. With few exceptions, building material wastes
must go to Construction and Demolition sites.
The only material that can lawfully be burned with a permit and under
certain conditions are brush, tree trimmings, and other vegetative material,
and unpainted lumber that contains no glue or resins.
Unless the ground is snow covered, any open burning of vegetative material
requires a burning permit from the US Forestry Service, the local DNR
Forestry Registry office, or local fire warden