Updates and Events
America Recycles Day
- Nov. 15th is America Recycles Day!
- Drop off your recycling in person between 9 am and 7 pm and draw a prize!
- Recycle used car seats at participating locations around the county and get important car seat safety information.
Holiday Lights Special Collection
Holiday string lights should not go in your garbage or your recycling bin! Bring your holiday lights to the Recycling Center in Fergus Falls year round, or to a participating location for a Holiday Lights Recycling special collection between Nov. 15th – Jan. 15th. Participating locations:
- Dalton: JC’s General Store
- Perham: Ace Hardware
- Vining: Big Foot Gas and Grocery and the Post Office
- Battle Lake: Everts Lumber
- Ottertail: Home Center and Hardware
- New York Mills: Hardware Hank
- Dent: C-Store
- Pelican Rapids: Strand Hardware
- Dunvilla: Lakeland General Store
- Vergas Hardware
- Henning: Henning Hardware and the Post Office
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
- 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.