Waste Designation

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.

Planning Timeline

There are many stages in adhering to Statutory requirements relating to designating solid waste.  Current timeline below.

Waste Designation Timeline 2020-2021


Waste Designation Plan

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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