Transfer Station

The Crookston Transfer Station is a garbage drop-off facility that is open normal business hours (Monday 7am-7pm) and (Tuesday-Friday 7am-5:30pm). The facility is closed on weekends and national holidays.  Recycling bins are available for residential drop-off 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, please enter the recycling bins via the south entrance off CO HWY 9 or Ingersoll Ave.

NEW for 2023 ALL Residential & Commercial yard waste loads must be weighed and dropped off prior to 6:30pm (Monday) and prior to 5:00pm (Tues-Friday).  Large yard waste loads after these times will be turned away from dumping at our facility.  *Please see the 2023 Transfer Station fact sheet, located below for rate charges to drop-off yard waste. 

The household hazardous waste product exchange services are available for Polk County residents to pickup cleaners, paints or other household products free of charge at our facility.  This service is only available during normal business hours.  

Crookston Transfer Station 218-281-6445 

The Polk County Transfer Station serves as the collection and consolidation point for the solid waste generated in Western Polk County. The Transfer Station accepts multiple small loads, screens, consolidates, and reloads materials into larger containers for shipment to final disposal markets.

All of the household garbage, whether delivered by a homeowner, business, or by garbage truck, is consolidated and shipped to the Polk County Waste-to-Energy Incinerator location in Fosston, Minnesota. Here the waste is burned in a permitted solid waste incinerator to achieve both volume and toxicity reduction. Ash, the byproduct of solid waste incinerators, is currently being landfilled.

Non-Burnable (Bypass) MSW

The non-burnable (bypass) MSW and demolition materials are handled in a similar manner. However, the bypass MSW is hauled to the Polk County Sanitary Landfill in Gentilly for disposal. A sanitary landfill differs from a "dump" (which is illegal) in that a sanitary landfill has a liner that prevents contamination from entering ground water and a leachate collection system to remove and treat the leachate. The demolition material is hauled to a separate area of the Gentilly Landfill and is disposed in accordance with State and Federal regulations.

Crookston Transfer Station facilities map

Caption: Above is a map of the Crookston Transfer Station, please find a .PDF version below under Transfer Station Facilities Map.


Note* some bins are placed inside the building prior to closing to ensure our employees are done with work at the posted times above. Large Yard waste loads will not be accepted past 6:30pm Monday and past 5:00pm Tues-Friday. The Transfer Station is not open on the weekends, illegal drop-offs will be prosecuted.

Transfer Station
Incinerator Building