Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management has continued to evolve as state and local requirements and needs change throughout the years.

We pride ourselves with providing our varied services and programs in a fiscally-aware and environmentally-sensitive manner.


17,202 tons of waste processed in the first year and 31,671 tons of waste processed 2007 – Total tons of waste processed during 20 years of operation – 476,009


Implemented Curbside Recycling Programs and Satellite Collection Sites in Pope and Douglas Counties


Opened Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Drop-off/Reuse Center
1993 – 515 Residents dropped items at HHW and 489 Residents picked up


Constructed an Ash Monofil


Opened Recycling Drop Center at Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management facility.


Replaced Combustors, Boilers and Air Pollution Control Equipment as required to
meet new E.P.A. Standards


Constructed Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) to remove more recyclable materials from waste stream – from 2004 thru 2007, the MRF processed 97,800 tons of MSW removing an additional 6,800 tons or 7% of recyclable materials

Expanded Waste to Energy Facility by adding Third Combustor

2014 Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) had 4,720 Residents dropping items off and 2,402 Residents picked items up in the Product Reuse Room






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

2115 Jefferson Street
Alexandria, MN 56308

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

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