Updates and Events
Free E-Waste Collection June 15th
The Otter Tail County Solid Waste Department is offering a one-time free E-waste (electronics) collection event for County residents on June 15th from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. County residents and property owners may bring up to 5 E-waste items to the collection for free disposal.
Acceptable items include: TVs, VCRs, computers and computer accessories, cell phones, printers, fax machines, and Satellite/Cable receivers. Items from businesses or salvaged E-waste will not be accepted.
E-Waste Collection Locations:
- Fergus Falls Transfer Station
- Pelican Rapids Transfer Station
- Northeast Transfer Station
- Henning Transfer Station
- Battle Lake Transfer Station
Event Recycling Trailer coming Summer 2019
Recycling at larger events just got easier! Our new Event Recycling Trailer has everything you need to offer recycling at your event. The trailer is delivered to your event site stocked with portable recycling bins, bags, signage, a table and chairs and additional educational displays. Call us today to reserve portable recycling bins or the Event Recycling Trailer!
Household Hazardous Waste offers a safer disposal option for Sharps
The Household Hazardous Waste Facility is now accepting sharps in puncture resistant containers. Having a designated disposal site for sharps reduces the risk of accidental needle pricks for sanitation workers. Bring full containers of sharps with lids securely closed to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility or any Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection. NEVER place sharps in the recycling, and NEVER place loose sharps in the garbage.
Business Fluorescent Bulb Collection Available Year-Round
The Household Hazardous Waste Facility is now accepting fluorescent bulbs from businesses year round. Businesses are charged a small disposal fee per bulb, payable by check or invoice. Call ahead for details and pricing.
Solid Waste Programs and Services
The Otter Tail County Solid Waste Department oversees an integrated waste management system that includes:
- Six Solid Waste Transfer Stations and two Demolition Landfills
- A Recycling Program with 29 drop-off recycling sites and a Materials Recovery Facility
- A Household Hazardous Waste Program that serves a six county area
- Waste education and outreach to help county residents reduce waste and dispose of waste responsibly
Municipal solid waste from Otter Tail County is managed according to the EPA waste management hierarchy which recognizes waste reduction, recycling, and resource recovery as keys to a sustainable waste management system.