The Crow Wing County Landfill will move to its summer hours of operation starting Monday, April 1.

It will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. During these expanded hours the county landfill is open to accept household garbage, fiberglass boats, mattresses, furniture, mobile homes and other items for proper disposal.

"The county's one-stop service provides convenient access for proper disposal of unwanted materials at the landfill," stated Doug Morris, solid waste coordinator, in a news release.

Landfill customers must stop at the landfill office to speak with the attendant to discuss the items to be disposed, pay any fees and receive directions to the proper drop-off locations. All loads coming to the county landfill must be covered, and uncovered loads are subject to a $5 fee.

The following items may be properly disposed in the landfill for free or a nominal fee depending upon the items:

• Free recycling of lead-acid car/marine batteries.

• Recycling of used oil filters, motor oil and antifreeze is available at the landfill and several drop-off locations within the county. Visit www.crowwing.us and search "oil" for locations.

• Free compost of lawn and garden material. (Separate brush and branches.)

• Demolition materials may be disposed in the demolition landfill for a fee.

• Large appliances, electronics, tires with or without rims, scrap metals, glass and plastic may be disposed in the landfill for a nominal fee for recycling.

The Crow Wing County Landfill, 15728 State Highway 210, is just east of Brainerd. For the full fee schedule, visit www.crowwing.us/727/Fee-Schedule. For more information, call 218-828-4392 or visit www.crowwing.us and search for "Solid Waste."