Pequot Lakes Area  218-568-4630  |  Gull Lake Area  218-828-1473  |  We run on holidays between Memorial Day & Labor Day.

Trash & Recycling Services

Information and guidelines about trash and recycling can be found below. Please contact our office if you have any questions or concerns.

Our Services

There is something for everyone!

  •     Rubbish & Trash    
  •     Sorting Guidelines    
  •     Single Sort Recycling    
    Rubbish & Trash    

Cart Sizes

35 gallon: Holds two-three 13 gallon kitchen bags (for household of one or two)

65 gallon: Holds five-six 13 gallon kitchen bags (for household of three or four)

95 gallon: Holds eight-nine 13 gallon kitchen bags (for household of five or more)

 

Prepaid Tag Service

The prepaid tag system (available in bundles of six or more) is ideal for those with unpredictable schedules. The price of a tag is determined by the size of the cart (provided upon request).

 

Directions

Please tie the tag to the top bag in your cart and pull it so it hangs out from the lid & container. The driver will see it and empty the entire cart without having to untie it from anything or get out of the automated truck. If there is no evidence of a tag when the driver arrives you will be charged for an untagged pick-up. Your driver will thank you a million times over for making your stop as enjoyable as possible! 

 

Commercial

Commercial containers range from 35 to 95 gallon carts and two-eight yard dumpsters.

Rubbish & Trash

Guidelines 

Recycling

Curbside recycling is offered to the cities of Breezy Point, Pequot Lakes & select areas of the city of Crosslake. We will provide you with an 18 gallon bin for a 38 gallon service, and a 65 gallon cart for a 60 gallon and larger container.

 

Temporary Service

Spring and fall clean-up or moving clean-up will be easier by renting a four or six yard dumpster. Call the office for estimates.

 

Dumpsters

Dumpsters are for cleanup purposes and NOT for construction jobs. Roof shingling and other construction jobs require a roll off dumpster that would get taken to a construction landfill. If in doubt, please call.

2 Yard = 60″ wide x 44″ deep x 40″ high on wheels

4 Yard = 60″ wide x 65″ deep x 48″ high – 85″ total length at top

6 Yard = 60″ wide x 108″ deep x 48″ high – 128″ total length at top – enclosure should be 10 ft wide

Cement pad guidelines:

2 Yard = 8 ft x 5 ft · 4 Yard = 8 ft x 10 ft · 6 Yard = 8 ft x 12 ft

 

If you have items that need to be hauled separately and cannot haul yourself, (like furniture) please call and make arrangements for pickup with a trailer. We will be happy to provide this service for a nominal charge.  

    Sorting Guidelines    

THE COUNTY LANDFILL WILL NOT ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS MIXED WITH SOLID WASTE:

DIRT, TIRES, BATTERIES, WET PAINT CANS, STAIN OR VARNISH CANS, MOTOR OIL, OIL FILTERS, YARD WASTE, ASHES, HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS, FLUORESCENT BULBS, CEMENT, AUTOMOBILE PARTS, HEAVY STEEL, TV’S, COMPUTERS, ELECTRONICS OF ANY TYPE OR MATTRESSES. 

These items should be taken directly to the landfill by the consumer. 

Sorting Guidelines

Crow Wing County Landfill 218-824-1290

Cass County 218-587-3455

Ideal Transfer Station 218-543-6372

Recycle with PaintCare 855-724-6807

Please have all residential garbage bagged (this also helps to keep the container clean and odorless).

 

Cat Litter is heavy and may generate extra charges. CAT LITTER AND DOG FECES MUST BE BAGGED!

 

PLEASE HAVE FRESH FISH REMAINS FROZEN AND PLACE IN CART THE MORNING OF PICKUP. PLEASE SET CART OUT THE NIGHT BEFORE PICKUP.

 

Solid Waste Municipal Tax is currently 9.75% for residential service and 17% for commercial service.

Thank you for your help!

    Single Sort Recycling    

Our recycling customers may now combine all their recyclables into one container. Please read our information below regarding guidelines.

By visiting our Schedules Page, you can find out what your recycling pick-up days are, call the office with any questions. 

Aluminum

Consists of pop and beer cans and a few types of small juice cans. No cigarette butts and please drain and crush the cans.

 

Tin

Consists of food cans and lids (flip top soup lids and cat food lids are not aluminum, they are tin). Cans must be rinsed out. Aerosol cans are not accepted.

 

Plastics

Includes all food and beverage containers that are entirely plastic. Plastics must be rinsed out (no peanut butter residue). Crushing large milk and juice jugs helps conserve space. Plastic toys and tupperware type containers are not acceptable. Look for recycling triangle on bottom.

 

Glass

This includes all bottles and food jars. Please rinse and drain. Broken glass, mirrors, light bulbs, drinking glasses and vases are not accepted.

Single Sort Recycling Guidelines

Commercial Cardboard

Waxy or shiny boxes are now acceptable. Large pieces should be cut down to fit into the container or cut into 2’x3′ or smaller pieces, tied together and set on top of the container. 

 

Residential Paper Products

This includes all newspaper, cardboard, boxes, inserts, magazines and plain office paper. Phone books and food boxes are also welcome! We prefer you put paper in a brown paper bag instead of the plastic bags. Large pieces of cardboard should be cut down to fit into the container or cut into 2’x3′ or smaller pieces, tied together and set on top of the container.

 

PLASTIC BAGS AND STYROFOAM ARE CONSIDERED GARBAGE.

Anything big should be taken by consumer to recycling center.

Customer Referral Program

Know someone who likes quality service with a smile? With our new Customer Referral Program, receive a $10 credit on your bill for every customer you refer. More for a neighborhood!  Contact Us Today!

Coverage Area

  • Brainerd
  • Cross Lake
  • Gull Lake
  • Jenkins
  • Manhattan Beach
  • Nisswa
  • Pine River
  • Breezy Point
  • East Gull Lake
  • Ideal Corners
  • Lakeshore
  • Merrifield
  • Pequot Lakes

What customers have to say

“My dog had emergency surgery on Tuesday, March 8th. When I got home, my garbage can was empty even though I had forgot to put it by the road. I just want to say Thank You SO much.”

Becky K.

Gull Lake Area

What customers have to say

“Out of all my service my garbage service is my favorite!”

John D Lockie 

What customers have to say

“Thank you for going the extra mile and putting the can back. It has been noticed and is very much appreciated! Thank you for the great work you do week after week”

Al & Millie Amundson 

What customers have to say

“Please tell our pick-up person thank you for us. I almost forgot to bring the garbage can down Monday and remembered at the last second, just after they drove by. they must have seen me and backed up. We’re very thankful to have such a wonderful company to deal with. Every time I’ve called, I’ve been treated with kindness and respect and that’s far from common these days so we just wanted to let you know we appreciate you all.” 

DJ & Tom Osborn