Solid Waste Management

The Crookston Transfer Station and Fosston Incinerator are again open to the public and accepting wastes from self-hauling.  The only change to the Crookston transfer station facility is that recycling is only accepted during normal business hours (Monday 7am-7pm) and (Tuesday-Friday 7am-5:30pm).  We ask that any resident that are visibly sick avoid entering any portion of the facility to protect our staff and other visitors from exposure to COVID-19 and other sickness.  We appreciate your cooperation and we aim to continue to provide our residents with all our services. The product exchange services are now open for HHW products available for residents to pickup at our facility.  

Crookston Transfer Station 218-281-6445 Fosston Incinerator 218-435-6501

Polk County Solid Waste is charged with implementing, applying, and enforcing the rules and regulations found within the Polk County Solid Waste Ordinance and those mandated by State or Federal law. Polk County’s Solid Waste Ordinance is applied county-wide, to provide for safe, legal and proper management of solid waste materials.

Polk County Solid Waste plans and manages the waste streams within Polk County. This is done through working with disposal facilities and end markets to ensure that viable outlets for waste materials are available to the residents of Polk County.


Polk County is seeking funding through State and Federal grants to assist 9 Minnesota Counties with the Hub & Spoke concept of construction and demolition waste management.  Another major component to the project consists of upgrading existing facilities and possible new sites to collect the waste, then reduce, reuse and recycle materials which can be utilized for beneficial reuses. The spokes will act as collection sites that transport C&D materials that cannot be reused or recycled to the Hubs for disposal.  14 spokes and 2 major hubs were outlined in a comprehensive study of C&D material management within the partner counties.  With this study significant costs will be needed to create such a waste management C&D system. To avoid burdening contractors and residents with unrealistic costs to dispose of C&D materials the Counties are actively seeking funding sources to help subsidize the local costs of this large project.  This Hub & Spoke system for C&D material management would be a first of its' kind in Minnesota.  

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