Carlton County starts county-wide curbside residential flood-debris pickup
By: Press release, Pine Journal
Carlton County is continuing its efforts to pick up residents’ flood-related debris. The county has contracted with several garbage haulers to get flood-related debris. The haulers have started with locations in Moose Lake and Barnum and are expanding efforts today to reach more communities.
Flood debris needs to be sorted into different categories: appliances, electronics, household hazardous waste, solid waste (items like flooded carpets and construction debris), and household and food waste.
Early next week, Carlton County will post a schedule of when haulers will be in each city and township in the county. Currently, the county is focusing on concentrated spots to move the most garbage in a short period of time.
The county has also named Tim Homstad as the Flood Debris Removal Coordinator. He can reached at (218) 380-0355 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. to answer questions about debris removal or schedule a pickup.
The county has five locations where residents can self-haul their flood-related waste if they don’t want to wait for curbside pick up. Flood-related waste is being accepted at no cost:
+ Materials Recovery Center of the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District. Rice Lake Road in Duluth just north of Airport Road. Hours: Tuesday-Thursday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., or Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
+ Shamrock Landfill in Cloquet. Shamrock Landfill is at 761 Minnesota Highway 45 in Cloquet. It can be accessed through its Highway 45 entrance, just south of the Park & Ride. Open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. through July 6.
Special Hours through Saturday June 30. A new schedule will be posted at that time.
+ Carlton County Transfer Station. 1950 Highway 210, ¾ miles west of Interstate 35. Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday.
+ Barnum County Shop. 3888 Highway 61, Barnum, open Tuesday until 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday-Saturday 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
+ Cromwell County Shop. 1400 Highway 73, Cromwell, open Tuesday until 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday-Saturday 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Hours after Saturday June 30 will be decided on Friday. All of the locations will be closed Wednesday, July 4.