Waste designation is the term used in Minnesota law that allows counties to enact an ordinance that requires all or a portion of solid waste to be delivered to a designated waste management facility. Sometimes called “flow control,” waste designation can be put into place after a thorough planning process that is approved by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). Designation relates to what happens to waste after it is collected – it does not affect who collects trash, or when it is collected.
Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management’s Joint Waste Designation Plan has been approved by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Waste Designation Plan
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Approval Documents
- Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Order_MPCA_8-17-2020 MPCA Cover Letter_8-17-2020
- Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Order_MPCA_8-17-2020
Submitted and approved Waste Designation Plan
There are many stages in adhering to Statutory requirements relating to designating solid waste. Current timeline below.