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Non-Hazardous Industrial Burn Program

Pope/Douglas operates a convenient Non-Hazardous Industrial Burn program to assist businesses properly disposal of their non-hazardous industrial wastes to minimize environmental risk.

Non-hazardous industrial wastes are delivered at the Pope Douglas Waste to Energy Facility where they will be dumped for direct waste to energy incineration.

About 85% of the wastes sent to Pope Douglas are sent through the Material 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 Material Recycling Facility and other operational and environmental concerns.

Special Burns ONLY Accepted Tuesdays and Wednesdays

NEW CUSTOMERS – Non Approved waste

  1. Complete the Application for Incineration of Non-Hazardous Waste and submit.
  2. Await for approval from Pope/Douglas.

EXISTING CUSTOMERS – approved waste

  1. Complete the Request for Burn form below (or download the PDF version) and submit.
  2. Await for approval from Pope/Douglas.

Request for Special Burn


















  • Please note: special burns ONLY accepted on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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  • Your waste will be incinerated at Pope Douglas Solid Waste Management. After the facility receives this form, it will contact you to confirm your waste drop/pick-up dates. The disposal facility will make every effort to begin incinerating your waste the same day it arrives.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Types of Items Accepted

  • Paint filters/powder paint/paint scrapings
  • Oil/grease soaked floor dry and oil/grease soaked rags
  • Pharmaceutical and industrial wipes
  • Other absorbent materials – soil not to exceed 15% of total
  • Carbonized used oil filter media
  • Filter cakes
  • Metal cutting fluid
  • Shampoos, conditioners, make-up, lotions, etc
  • Unused industrial combustible medical products
  • Defective/unused syringes
  • Obsolete products
  • Defective consumer products and product recalls
  • Miscellaneous items with approval

Disposal preparation

  • Delivery of items must be done in manageable sized boxes.
  • No loose items accepted.
  • No steel or fiber drums accepted (Pope/Douglas has a barrel tipper on-site to empty drums).
  • Prefer taped boxes (and bottom/bottom sides of boxes) to prevent leakage of contents.
  • To prevent content leakage, the use of an inner bag placed inside the box provides containment.
  • 50 lb per box maximum weight. (Limit boxes to 16″x16″x20″)
  • Box size/type used for transport and unloading
    • QuestarUSA Labpacker 20 (and smaller) boxes are acceptable.
    • Paper ream paper size boxes and similar type also acceptable.
  • For quick unload, stacking boxes on a shrink wrapped pallet is acceptable.
  • 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.

Program fees

Materials generated in Pope and Douglas Counties:

$200.00 per ton tipping fee + 17% **tax + *Administrative Fee ($25.00 per transaction)

Materials generated 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.

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

Questions?

Nathan Reinbold
Environmental Coordinator
320-763-9340
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