Demolition Debris

Our mission is to provide residents and businesses with the opportunity to reduce, reuse and recycle materials, save money, and properly dispose of construction and demolition materials by adhering to the local, state and federal rules and regulations.

Why Should I Sort the Load?

v A clean load of shingles is easier for customers to unload at the transfer station, saves customers money, conserves resources, and reduces landfill space by recycling materials.

v The clean shingles will be recycled into pavement for roads in Otter Tail County.

Acceptable & Non-Acceptable Materials at Demolition Landfills  

Aggregate (concrete, asphalt, brick)

Windows

Sheetrock

Roofing Shingles (NO asbestos)

Wood

Fiberglass Insulation

Building Materials

NO asbestos

NO treated lumber

NO paint

NO hazardous waste        

NO fluorescent light bulbs

NO scrap metal

NO garbage

NO furniture or appliances

FAQs

What does “clean” mean for clean shingles and concrete?  A clean load of shingles would include shingles, nails and tar paper but would not include wood, plastic, metal vents or flashing, or paper shingle bags. Clean concrete would include rebar and concrete only.

Do I save money if I sort my loads? YES, you can save over half the cost of unsorted or “dirty” loads. If you take one cubic yard of clean concrete to the demolition landfill you would pay $4.00 but if your load is not sorted you would pay $10.60. These savings can add up to increase your profits.

Does the demolition landfill accept treated lumber? Yes, but it must be separated from other lumber products and placed in the bypass bin at the transfer station/demolition landfill. Please sort your loads.

What do I do with carpeting? Take carpeting and padding to a transfer station/demolition landfill.  Do not throw it in the garbage. It is not accepted in demolition landfills but can be placed in bypass bins at the transfer station/demolition landfill.

I have a lot of cardboard–what can I do with it? Call the Solid Waste Department and a scheduled pickup of your cardboard can be arranged with the cardboard packing truck driver free of charge. The cardboard must be flattened.

Resources:

MPCA: Construction and Demolition Waste

Otter Tail County Construction and Demolition Waste Recycling Guide

Transfer Station Locations

Transfer Station Hours

Fees

Haulers List

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