Special Destruction Program

Pope/Douglas operates a convenient Special Burn Program
to assist businesses do the right thing with their non-hazardous industrial wastes to minimize environmental risk.

Non-hazardous industrial wastes are delivered at the Pope Douglas Solid Waste Management 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.

Items Accepted

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

  • Paint filters
  • Powder paint
  • Paint scrapings
  • Oil/grease soaked floor dry
  • Oil/grease soaked rags
  • Pharmaceutical and industrial wipes
  • Other sorbent materials
  • Carbonized used oil filter media
  • Filter cakes
  • Metal cutting fluid
  • Shampoos, conditioners, make-up, lotions, etc
  • Unused industrial combustible medical productsPackaging Guidelines
  • Defective/Unused SyringesPackaging Guidelines
  • Obsolete products Packaging Guidelines
  • Defective consumer products
  • Product recalls
Set Up A New Account


  • Evaluate the material you would like incinerated
  • Fill out the Application for Incineration of Non-Hazardous Industrial Waste
  • Application Request Form for Special Burn Program
  • Await feedback/approval on request to burn/account set-up
  • Once application is approved, you will be asked to fill out a Request to Burn Form
    (for the first and any special burns you require in the future)
Existing Customers
  • Evaluate the material you would like incinerated
  • Use the Request to Burn Form to request when you would like to dispose of currently approved materials from your business.
  • You will be asked to fill out a Request to Burn Form
    (for the any special burns you require in the future)
  • Await feedback/approval on request to burn.

Special Burns ONLY Accepted Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Program Fees

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

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.

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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