Environmental Services

Kittson County Solid Waste Ordinance

Kittson County Comprehensive Solid Waste Plan

Reduce - Reuse - Recycle 

Source Reduction

The best way to manage waste is not to generate it in the first place.    Some ideas to reduce waste include: Avoid excess packaging, buy products in recyclable containers or made from recycled materials, avoid use of hazardous chemicals, use reusable rather than disposable products, backyard compost, and buy well made products  which can be repaired rather than replaced.

The Kittson County Environmental Service Office does not accept or collect recycled items. Please call the office at 218-843-2113 if can't find a collector listed below that would take your items and I will do my best to assist you.

2021 HHW Collection (PDF)

Recycling Drop Off Boxes

Cities Locations
St. Vincent Corner of Washington & 8th
Humboldt Corner of Rice & 3rd (Old School Lot)
Hallock Highway 75  (West of Clark Station)
Kennedy Fifth Street East (East of the City Shop)
Lancaster Corner of 2nd Street West & Minnesota
Lake Bronson Corner of 1st Avenue and Main Street
Halma Corner of Main Street and Iowa Avenue
Karlstad Highway 11 (Fire Department Parking Lot)

Collected at each site:
Aluminum - Remove All Labels
Newspapers - Includes Telephone Books
Plastic - #1 and #2 Plastics Only

Not Collected at these sites:
Aluminum Foil
Office Paper
Plastic #3, #4, #5, #6, #7
Plastic Bags

Mar-Kit Landfill
2650 290th Avenue
Hallock, MN  56728
Phone:  218-754-4581
Hours of Operation:  6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Mar-Kit Landfill will accept any recyclable materials free of charge: Aluminum - Remove All Labels
Newspapers - Includes Telephone Books
Office Paper
Plastic - #1 and #2 Plastics Only

Mar-Kit Landfill will accept the following items for a fee:
  *Asbestos - Contact Landfill as there are exceptions
Demolition Materials
Electronic Waste - Televisions, Computers, Printers, etc.

Mar-Kit Landfill will not accept the following items:
Florescent Lights
Vehicle Batteries

Garbage Hauler Contact Information
Anderson Sanitation
2670 290th Avenue
Hallock, MN  56728
Phone:  218-754-6851

Northern Sanitation
P.O. Box 232
Stephen, MN  56757
Phone:  218-478-3646

NW MN HHW Facility
324 Park Avenue NW
Bagley, MN  56621
Phone:  218-694-2090
Toll Free:  800-637-2090

Florescent Light Bulb Disposal
Gullander Hardware
220 Atlantic Avenue North
Hallock, MN 56728
Phone: 218-843-2171
4' Bulb - Approximately $0.90 each
8' Bulb - Approximately $1.50 each
Ballasts - Approximately $6.00 each

Hardware Hank
301 South Main Street
Karlstad, MN  56732
Phone:  218-436-2500
4' Bulb - Approximately $0.65 each
4' - 8' Bulb - Approximately $0.89 each
Ballasts - $5.00 each

HHW Collection - For Homeowners Only   (Free of Charge)
2021 Household Hazardous Waste

Acceptable Items
Oil Paints
Latex Paints - Dried Out or empty containers are not considered to be HHW and be disposed of in your regular garbage)
Paint Thinner
Aerosol Products (Empty aerosol cans can be disposed on in your regular garbage)
Solvents and Flammables
Wood Preservatives
Home and Garden Pesticides
Drain or Oven Cleaner
Rechargeable & Button (Watch Type)
Auto Chemicals
Hobby Supplies

Items Not Accepted
Business or Agricultural Wastes
AA, AAA, C, D Single Use Batteries  
Car and 9Volt Batteries  
Compressed Gas
Radioactive Materials
Unidentified Waste

Waste Pesticide Collection Program - MN residents who are farmers, households, commercial pesticide applicators, golf courses, and lawn care companies:

Location-Date-Time: Nutrien Services - Hallock 08/05/21 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Pesticides Include:
Misc. Liquids, granulars, powders, baits, paste     
Aerosol formulations
What is NOT Accepted:
Pesticide Rinsate
Tank Mix
Crop Oils
Adjuvants Fertilizer
Treated seed
Contaminated soil
Empty containers 
Rx Prescription Drug Disposal
Kittson County Sheriff's Office has a drop box in their lobby, open during Courthouse hours

Waste Oil & Filters Collection Sites - Oil drop off is no charge, filter charge depends on individual collection site policy

Johnson Oil - Hallock 218-843-2681
Kittson Auto - Hallock 218-843-3521
C & M Ford - Hallock 218-843-2652

Waste Oil Only Collection Sites - No charge for this service

True North - Kennedy* 218-674-4111
Bernstrom's - Lancaster 218-762-5245
Chales - St. Vincent 218-823-6661

*True North will pump out 55 gallon waste drums of oil on site by request

Vehicle Tire Collection Sites -  This service has a charger per tire

Johnson Oil - Hallock 218-843-2681
Passenger Car/Small Pickup: $3.00 per Tire
Truck/Tractor: $10.00 per Tire
Large Agricultural Tires: $20.00 per Tire

C&M Ford - Hallock 218-843-2652
Passenger Car/Small Pickup: $3.00 per Tire

Bernstrom's - Lancaster 218-762-5245
Passenger Car/Small Pickup: $4.00 per Tire
Truck/Tractor: $20.00 per Tire
Large Agricultural Tires: $30.00 per Tire

Chale's Oil - St. Vincent 218-823-6661
Passenger Car/Small Pickup: $3.00 per Tire
Truck/Tractor: $10.00 per Tire
Large Agricultural Tires: $20.00 per Tire

Vehicle Battery Collection Sites - No charge for this service (no rebates)

Johnson Oil - Hallock 218-843-2681
Kittson Auto - Hallock 218-843-3521
C&M Ford - Hallock 218-843-2652
True North - Kennedy 218-674-4111
Bernstrom's - Lancaster 218-762-5245
Chale's Oil - St. Vincent 218-823-6661

Scrap Iron - Scrap Metal Collectors

Jon's Auto Salvage
Box 193
Greenbush, MN 56726
218-782-2504 or 218-782-2507

Evan's Scrap and Steel
13203 190th Street NE
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
800-906-3488 or 218-681-3488

Phillips Iron & Metal, Inc.
1107 Main Avenue North
Thief River Falls, MN 56701

Willie's Recycling
Karlstad, MN 56732

Minnkota Recycling
2004 Demers Avenue
Grand Forks, ND 58201

Holtan Iron 17912
US Highway 59 NE
Thief River Falls, MN 56701

Residual Materials, Inc.
222 Red Dot Place
Grand Forks, ND 58203

Composting Information

Compost is organic material that can be added to soil to help plants grow. Food scraps and yard waste currently make up 20 to 30 percent of what we throw away, and should be composted instead.  Making compost keeps these materials out of landfills where they take up space and release methane, a potent greenhouse gas.  Composting vegetable scraps, coffee grounds, garden waste, leave and grass clippings is a natural way to get rid of waste.  Composting is a process that allows naturally occurring microbes to convert yard waste into useful organic soil amendment or mulch.

How to Compost at home:

Select a dry, shady spot near a water source for your compose pile or bin. Add brown or green materials as they are collected,  making sure larger pieces are chopped or shredded.  Moisten dry materials as they are needed. One your compost pile is established, mix grass clippings and green waste into the pile and bury fruit and vegetables under 10 inches of compost material. It is an option to cover the top of the compost with a tarp  to keep it moist.  When the material at the bottom is dark and rich in color, your compost is ready to use.  This usually takes anywhere from 2 months to 2 years.  

Composting Leaves and Branches - City Compost Sites (for County Residents Only)

St. Vincent West end of Town, just across the street from 421 Pacific Avenue

Hallock Located approximately 2500 250th St. SW (County Road 33)

Kennedy Located on the SW side of the former ball park.

Lancaster Located 1 Mile North of Highway 59, then 1/4 mile East on the first gravel road after the Golf Course

Lake Bronson East Side of Town Halma Corner of CR 7 and Railroad Ave.

Karlstad Located on Cleveland Avenue, behind the City Shop and Water Tower

Mold and Moisture in Homes- please refer to the following website: