The environment of our county counts on the awareness of its citizens to utilize these programs and services to ensure its well-being. The County's comprehensive system of solid waste facilities consists of:

  • The Regional Landfill near Virginia
  • Solid waste transfer stations near Aurora, Brookston, Cook, Ely, and Hibbing
  • 20 canister sites
  • Hazardous waste facilities near Virginia and Hibbing

Several communities within the County's Solid Waste Management Area offer municipal garbage collection including:

Eveleth | 744-7444
Gilbert | 748-2232
Hibbing | 362-5942
McKinley | 749-5313
Mt. Iron | 748-7570
Virginia | 748-7515

Licensed garbage haulers

Garbage Haulers

Anyone who collects or transports Solid Waste within the St. Louis County Solid Waste Management Area must have a license from the county. Direct questions to 218-749-9703.

New Hauler License Application

Application Information Sheet

Hauler License Renewal Application


Environmental Services 
Virginia, MN

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Service Area

Solid Waste Service Area
Virginia, MN

Out of Service Area


If you're still using a burn barrel, wood stove, or fire pit for your trash, you're putting your health, your neighbor's health, and our environment at risk.

How to Properly Dispose of Trash