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Solid Waste Management Facilities

Norman County's solid waste management facilities consist of the Norman County Demolition Landfill, Household Hazardous Waste Facility, and Solid Waste Recovery Plant.

The Norman County Demolition Landfill and Household Hazardous Waste Facility  is located west of Gary on County Highway 19 and 4 1/4 miles west of State Highway 32.  Address is 3291 County Hwy 19, Gary, MN 56510.
Contact: Glen Visser 218-784-2069 or 218-415-0190

The Solid Waste Resource Recovery Plant (Fosston Incinerator) is the main disposal facility for our mixed municipal waste (garbage).

Norman County Demolition Landfill
The hours of operation 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. open every Saturday from April to December. 
An appointment may be made with Glen, if Saturdays do not work for you. 

Norman County Demolition Landfill Fees

The following is a listing of the items that can or cannot be accepted at the Norman County Demolition Landfill:

If you are not sure if something can or cannot be disposed of there, you can contact Glen Visser 784-2069 or 218-415-0190 to find out.

Acceptable:  Construction Materials, Construction Materials (from construction or remodeling), Demolition Materials, Earth, Rocks, Stones, Old Bituminous, Concrete Blocks and Chunks, Bricks, Lumber (untreated), Plaster, Sheetrock, Shingles, Metals, Glass, Glass containing Ceramic, Plastic Building Parts.

Unacceptable:  Household Garbage, Food and Beverage Containers, Hazardous Waste, Bio Hazardous Waste, Industrial Processing Waste (unless prior authorized), Liquid Wastes (in large quantities),  Radioactive Wastes, Animal Remains, Paints-Solvents - Gasoline, Explosive Wastes, Fuel Containers, Inflammable Liquids, Used Engine Oils, Propane Tanks, Aerosol Cans (in large quantities), Auto Hulks, and Machinery, Sludges or Septic Tank Liquids, Pesticides - Herbicides - Insecticides Chemical Containers (these must be triple rinsed and either recycled or taken to Sanitary Landfill), Street Sweepings, PVC Plastic (in large quantities), Paper and Cardboard, Ashes, Asbestos, Appliances (stoves refrigerators, washers, dryers, freezers, and dishwashers), Treated Wood, Empty Paint Cans, Caulking Tubes, Furniture, Mattresses, Box Springs and Others.

Household Hazardous Waste Facility
The hours of operation 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. open every Saturday from May to September.  
Norman County Household Hazardous Waste 

Solid Waste Recovery Plant
The Solid Waste Resource Recovery Plant (Fosston Incinerator) is the main disposal facility for our mixed municipal waste (garbage). Since this facility does burn our MSW, it makes sense to not put non-burnable items into our garbage stream.  The following is a partial list of items that are NOT accepted at the Fosston Incinerator:

  • Steel Banding
  • Animal Remains
  • Paint
  • Solvents, Gasoline or Used Engine Oil
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Tires or Wheel Rims
  • Large Metal Items
  • Steel Fencing
  • Pesticides
  • Appliances
  • Furniture
  • Tree Branches, Grass Clippings or Leaves
  • Demolition Debris

These items can either be recycled or disposed of at the proper facility within the county or at the Polk County Sanitary Landfill at Gentilly.

If you have any questions about the above places, feel free to call the Environmental Services Office at 784-5493.