Environmental Center

Pope/Douglas is currently constructing a new Environmental Center.

Underground and site work started in 2022.  Projected occupancy of the new facility will occur late 2024.

This facility will serve the growing recycling and problem material management needs of Pope and Douglas counties.

To help make this happen, Pope/Douglas secured bonding funds through the 2020 and 2023 MN Legislative Sessions.

Household Hazardous Waste

  • Household Hazardous Waste 
  • VSQG - Business Hazardous Waste
  • Battery Recycling
  • Motor Oil/Filter Recycling
  • Vegetable Oil Recycling
  • Fluorescent Bulb Recycling

Recycling & Problem Materials

  • Single Sort Recycling 
  • Cardboard Recycling
  • Bagged Garbage
  • Mattress Recycling
  • Bulky Furniture
  • Appliance Recycling
  • Electronics Recycling
  • Styrofoam Recycling
  • Carpet Recycling (pending Legislation)
  • Scrap Metal Recycling

Waste Education & Administration

  • This part of the campus expansion consists of a joined Environmental Center & Operations Building.
  • Dedicated learning space to host school tours, community gatherings, environmental & safety trainings.
  • Accommodation for Joint Solid Waste Board functions.
  • Administrative and support office space.

Questions about this facility?

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