Recycling and Garbage
Recycling drop-off containers are in numerous locations* throughout Cass County.
Place plastic containers in compartment #2 or #3. Motor
oil containers, or styrofoam.
Check the Cass Web Map Service
to view recycling locations. They can be found in the Recycle/Transfer
Stations layer under Landmarks.
See links to more recycling information.
See the recycling bins and transfer sites page for information on handling mattresses and furniture, waste tires and used appliances, used oil and oil filters.
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.
Yard Waste and Compost
You can dispose of grass clippings, leaves, and pine needles at the following locations:
You can bring tree trimmings and brush to the Slagle and Walker/Hackensack locations.
Environmental Services encourages you to compost. For more information
on how to start a compost pile or indoor worm
composting, contact the ESD or the Minnesota Extension Service-Cass
County, located in Pine River.
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.
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