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Phone: 320-763-9340
Toll Free: 800-972-6318
Fax: 320-763-9342

2115 Jefferson Street,
Alexandria, MN 56308

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Office Hours
Monday-Friday 8-12 and 1-4:30
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Recycling Center Hours
Monday-Friday 8-5
Saturday 9-2
Closed Sundays

Hazardous Waste Hours
Monday-Friday 8-12 and 1-4
Closed Saturday and Sunday
No appointment necessary




Special Burns


Pope Douglas Solid Waste Management operates a convenient Special Burn Program
to assist businesses do the right thing with their non-hazardous industrial wastes.

Non-hazardous industrial wastes are then dropped off at Pope Douglas Solid Waste Management's Waste to Energy Facility. These wastes will end up being dumped directly into the waste pit for direct waste to energy incineration.

This type of waste should not be thrown in with your regular everyday waste
as it needs to be handled separately.

About 85% of the wastes sent to Pope Douglas are sent through the Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) to extract certain items out for recycling or problem materials to reduce facility wear and tear. Non-hazardous industrial wastes are not regular everyday wastes and need to be handled separately to reduce wear and tear on the equipment of the Materials Recycling Facility and other operational and environmental concerns.

Non-hazardous industrial waste items accepted under the Special Burn Program include materials such as:

Setting up a New Special Burn Account


Instruction for Existing Special Burn Customers


Special Burns ONLY Accepted Tuesdays and Wednesdays


Failure to follow the guidelines and protocols established will result in additional disposal costs and/or rejection of materials received for disposal. Any unacceptable materials received for disposal shall be returned to the party delivering materials.


Prices for Special Burn Program

Pope and Douglas County Businesses:

$200.00 per ton tipping fee + 17% *tax + Administrative Fee ($25.00 per transaction)

Businesses outside Pope and Douglas Counties:

$250.00 per ton tipping fee + 17% *tax + Administrative Fee ($25.00 per transaction)

Administrative Fee began January 1, 2015. 
*tax = Commercial Solid Waste Tax