County offices will be closed on Monday, May 27th 2024 in observance of Memorial Day
Employment

Environmental Services

M-F | 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
307 2nd St NW, Rm. 219, Aitkin, MN
218-927-7342
218-927-4372
Andrew Carlstrom / Environmental Services Director

Recycling

Recyclops & Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Be one of the first 625 customers from Aitkin, Farm Island, Fleming, Glen, Hazelton, Kimberly, Lakeside, Malmo, Morrison, Nordland, Spencer, Unorganized 48-27, or Wealthwood Townships and receive the $10.00 per month rate for the first 10 months for every other week pick-up service! This introductory rate is brought to you by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's Greater MN Recycling Grant!

For more information visit https://www.pca.state.mn.us.



Recycling Opportunities

Aitkin County is committed to providing free-to-use recycling and composting opportunities for the residents of Aitkin County. Aitkin County operates two recycling facilities in Aitkin and McGregor, and several rural drop-off collection locations for convenient recycling in Palisade, McGrath, and Malmo.

Recycling Locations

    Aitkin County Recycling Center

  • Location:
    • 36488 400th Ave, Aitkin, MN 56431
  • Hours of Operation:
    • Monday – Friday: 7:30 AM – 4 PM
    • Saturday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    McGregor Recycling Center

  • Location:
  • 44112 State Hwy 65, McGregor, MN 55760
  • Hours of Operation:
  • (Summer)
    • Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    • Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • (Winter)
    • Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    • Sunday: Closed

    Pour Lewey’s Drop Off

  • Location:
    • 104 S Hwy 65, McGrath, MN 56350
  • Hours of Operation:
    • Second Wednesday & Second Thursday of Each Month
    • (12:00 PM Wednesday – 12:00 PM Thursday)

    Petry’s By The Lake Drop Off

  • Location:
    • 22167 State Hwy 47, Aitkin, MN 56431
  • Hours of Operation:
    • Second & Fourth Mondays thru Thursdays of Each Month
    • 12:00 PM Monday – 1:00 PM Thursday

    Public Works Building Drop Off

  • Location:
    • 30509 480th Street, Palisade, MN 56469
  • Hours of Operation:
    • Monday – Friday
    • 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Compost Locations

Coming soon...


  • Location:
    • 42500 310th Lane, Aitkin MN 56431
    • Access is through the old Oak Ridge Landfill
  • Hours of Operation:
    • May 2 - November 1, 2024
    • Thursday & Friday 12:00PM - 4:00PM
    • Only leaves, grass clippings, and brush less than four inches in diameter are accepted at this site. NO TREE STUMPS, NO PLASTIC BAGS. Site will be monitored and citizens are strongly encouraged not to bring prohibited materials. Prohibited materials could result in closing of the facility.

Coming soon...

page last modified on May 03, 2024