recycling roll-off containers



As of December 12th, 2019 the City of Ely recycling drop off has been moved to the following location

2 North Cemetery Rd.
Ely, MN 55731


The City of Buhl Recycling drop-off location is at 200 Wanless St.


FAQ about County Recycling Program


Please contact our main office at 218-749-9703 with any questions, or email

Thank you


St. Louis County provides several rural drop-off collection locations for convenient recycling of paper and food and beverage materials throughout our Solid Waste Management Area.

Floodwood Services and Training provides recycling services for the Floodwood area. For more information call 476-2230 or visit their website.

Recycling Drop-Off Locations

Click on the sites in the map below for addresses and hours or see our list of recycling drop-off locations.


Composting is a great way to reduce your garbage volume while creating a valuable soil amendment. If you live in an urban area you may want to invest in a compost bin to handle you kitchen and yard wastes. Households with larger yards can mound yard wastes, or make a larger containment.
County sites that accept yard waste

E-Wastes (Residential and Commercial)

St. Louis County has 11 collection sites for waste electronics from household use. Under State of Minnesota regulations electronic wastes from business use must be recycled. We do not accept electronic waste from businesses. View a list of recyclers registered in Minnesota

In Minnesota, by law, you must recycle televisions and computer monitors. They can't go into the trash. Residents can take advantage of recycling options for TVs, computer monitors and towers, and laptops at select St. Louis County Solid Waste sites. Fees for all video display device brands are $3.00 for items with screens up to 19" and $6.00 for larger.

Other electronic wastes are charges at the current garbage rate.

Collection locations for electronic waste are as follows:

  • Aurora Transfer Station - 5910 Hwy 135 N.
  • Balkan Township Canister Site - 11489 Vlasich Rd.
  • Brookston Transfer Station - 8609 Highway 2
  • Cook Transfer Station - 2134 Beatty Rd
  • Cotton Canister Site - 8476 Hwy 53
  • Hibbing Transfer Station - 3994 Landfill Rd. (west of Hibbing)
  • Kabetogama Canister Site - 10150 Gamma Rd.
  • Lavell Canister Site - 3175 Hwy 25
  • Northwoods Transfer Station - 9384 Hwy 21 (south of Ely)
  • Soudan Canister Site - 5160 Hwy 169
  • St. Louis County Regional Landfill - 5341 Regional Landfill Rd. (east of Virginia)

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

For Schools
Opportunities exist for schools to reduce waste, recycle and compost to save the environment and save money.

For Cities and Towns
There are resources available for cities and towns within the county to help promote the 3Rs in their communities.

For Business
Reducing waste in the workplace helps cut costs and demonstrating stewardship, using resources more efficiently, and boosting productivity. 

For more information email or call 218-749-9703

Contact Us

Environmental Services 
Virginia, MN

Duluth Area

All contacts

Curbside collection

Eveleth: 744-4215
Hibbing: 969-7465
Mt. Iron: 748-7570
Virginia: 748-7515

Recycling Drop-Off Locations