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The Aitkin County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the adoption of amendments to the Aitkin County Solid Waste Ordinance allowing for local law enforcement, Health and Human Services, and Environmental Services Staff to pull garbage for inspection and public safety concerns. The public hearing will be conducted on June 20, 2022, at 4:00pm in the Aitkin County Board Room at the Government Center. The Planning Commission will make a recommendation on the proposed ordinance and ordinance amendments to the County Board of Commissioners for final review at a regularly scheduled board meeting on or after June 28, 2022.

A summary of the sections of the Aitkin County Solid Waste Ordinance proposed for amendment are: Section 1.0 (License Required) and add any law enforcement, health and human services, and environmental services. A full text version of the proposed Ordinance can be viewed here: Proposed Amendment to Solid Waste Ordinance

Comments can be submitted in writing to the Aitkin County Planning and Zoning Office: 307 2nd St NW, Rm 219, Aitkin, MN 56431, by facsimile (218) 927-4372, or by e-mail to aitkinpz@co.aitkin.mn.us before 4:00pm on June 17, 2022. Please include a full name and complete mailing address with all correspondences.


AITKIN COUNTY YARD WASTE COMPOSTING SITE

The Aitkin County yard waste compost site will re-open on Thursdays and Fridays from noon until 4:00 pm, beginning May 05, 2022 and will be closed this fall at a To Be Determined time. The yard waste composting site is adjacent to the Oak Ridge Demolition Landfill, which is located 5 miles south of Aitkin on Highway 169, and then right on 310th Lane. Access is through the Oak Ridge Demolition Landfill. Only leaves, grass clippings (no plastic bags), and brush less than four inch diameter are accepted at the site, NO TREE STUMPS. Site will be monitored and citizens are strongly encouraged to not bring prohibited materials. Prohibited materials could result in the closing of the facility. Questions can be directed to the Aitkin County Environmental Services Department at 218-927-7342 or aitkinpz@co.aitkin.mn.us.



What's Happening in Aitkin County!

We Have Moved! The following offices are located in the new Government Center:
  • 1st Floor: Veterans Services, Auditor, Assessor, Recorder, Treasurer, License Center
  • 2nd Floor: Environmental Services, Soil Water Conservation District, Survey/GIS
The Government Center Entrance is located next to the main parking lot on the West side of the building.

Aitkin County Government Offices

  • Help Line: 218-927-7276
  • Court Administration: 218-927-7350
  • Health & Human Services: 218-927-7200 or 800-328-3744
  • Highway Department: 218-927-3741
  • Planning and Zoning 218-927-7342
  • Sheriff's Department: 218-927-7435 or 888-900-2138 or
    in case of Emergency: 911

Check 'Directory' above for contact information for most individual County Departments: phone numbers, email and/or addresses.



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