WLSSD extends closures to all solid waste facilities

WLSSD extends closures to all solid waste facilities Photo: WLSSD

Updated: April 10, 2020 05:38 PM

DULUTH, MN— The Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD) will extend its closure of their facilities to comply with Governor Tim Walz' extention to the Stay at Home order. Governor Walz made the announcement on Wednesday, to continue to limit the spread of COVID-19.


The closures to WLSSD services will continue until further notice. 

The closures include:

  • WLSSD Administrative Offices, 2626 Courtland St. will close to public traffic, but staff will continue to assist the public by telephone and via email.
  • WLSSD Materials Recovery Center (MRC) off Rice Lake Road.
  • WLSSD Household Hazardous Waste Facility, on 27th Ave West.

During the closures, WLSSD encourages residents to use available disposal alternatives like delaying the disposal of materials that should not belong in the trash.

Call your local garbage haulers who can provide special pickup services for bulky materials, or provide dumpster rental for larger jobs. 

“We are aware that many people are anticipating the opening of our Yard Waste Compost Site,” Marianne Bohren, WLSSD executive director said in a press release. “They are cleaning up their yards while they respect the Stay at Home Order. In compliance with the Governor’s order, we will remain closed. We hope that people will hold onto their yard waste until its safe for us to open. We remain committed to our work to protect public health and the natural environment.” 

Yard waste does not belong in the trash. 

WLSSD’s will continue to provide its core services of wastewater treatment for the region and ensuring the availability of disposal for commercial garbage haulers. 

WLSSD will provide information updates on its website at and on its Facebook page. 

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