320-763-9340

Business Confidential Burn

We operate a convenient burn program to assist businesses with their confidential and/or sensitive documents.

Confidential and/or sensitive documents are dumped directly into a waste combustor for direct waste to energy incineration.

Materials are not sent through the Materials Recycling Facility (MRF).

Packaging and Scheduling Guidelines

Items accepted under the Business Confidential Burn Program include materials such as:

  • Receipts
  • Tax forms
  • Business records
  • Items deemed “confidential”
  • Items deemed “proprietary”
  • Human Resource/employee documents

Packaging Guidelines:

  • Evaluate the materials you would like incinerated.
  • Box up materials for incineration.  Boxes will be incinerated.
  • Delivery of confidential materials must be done in manageable sized boxed (like filing boxes).
  • No loose or bagged up materials are accepted.
  • No steel or fiber drums accepted.
  • 50 lb per box maximum weight. (Limit boxes to 16″x16″x20″)
  • 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.

Scheduling Guidelines:

  • Contact Pope Douglas Solid Waste Management in advance to schedule a drop-off.
    • NOTE: Drop off days are every Wednesday: 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00
  • Check in/sign in at Office.
  • One of our friendly Scale House Attendants will guide you from there!

Thank you in cooperating with the packaging standards as boxes are unloaded manually/safety reasons

Program Fees

Business Confidential Burn

Tip Fee: $0.10/lb or $200.00/ton + Administrative Fee ($25.00 per transaction) + 17% *tax

*tax = Commercial Solid Waste Tax

Payments Accepted: Check and Invoice

Paper Shredding Options

Residents and Businesses of Pope and Douglas Counties who require paper shredding service can contact one of the providers below.

PDSWM does not offer shredding service – only onsite destruction via incineration.

Flag Destruction Program

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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