The Crow Wing County Landfill will begin winter hours starting Nov. 1 and will operate 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The landfill site will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays through March and will reopen for summer hours in April.

The landfill is for county residents for their recycling and disposal needs. Items accepted are household garbage, fiberglass boats, mattresses, furniture, mobile homes, and the following:

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

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

  • A small recycling fee for used oil filters and antifreeze.

  • Free oil recycling at the landfill and several drop-off locations within the county. (Visit and search “oil.”)

  • 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 can be disposed at the site for a nominal fee for recycling.

Customers utilizing the landfill must stop at the office and speak with the attendant about items to be disposed, pay any fees and receive directions to the proper drop-off locations. All loads coming to the landfill must be covered, and uncovered loads are subject to additional fees.

During the winter months (November through March), household hazardous waste will only be taken for emergency situations, such as residents who are moving or an estate that must dispose of hazardous materials before May. To schedule an appointment, call 218-824-1290.