Demolition Material

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Demolition Material is accepted for disposal at demolition landfills permitted by the MN Pollution Control Agency. Approved sites in Otter Tail County are located near Henning; the Northeast Landfill, located between Perham and New York Mills on US Hwy. 10; and the City of Fergus Falls.
Approved Demolition Material includes:
  • Concrete
  • Brick
  • Bituminous Concrete
  • Untreated Wood
  • Masonry
  • Glass Building Parts
  • Plastic Building Parts
Demolition Material does not include:
  • Asbestos
  • New Construction Materials
  • Glues, Tars, Solvents, Caulking, Resins or their Containers
  • Household Garbage, refuse or rubbish
  • Hazardous, infectious or liquid waste material

Demolition Permit by Rule


In some instances, property owners may obtain a permit from the MN Pollution Control Agency to bury old buildings or buildings that have been destroyed by natural causes. Permit applications can be completed with the assistance from the Otter Tail County Solid Waste Director; when completed and approved by the Director, the application will be forwarded to the MN Pollution Control Agency for final approval. For more information please view the Permit By Rule Brochure.

This type of demolition procedure is intended for projects which:
  • Have a low potential for adverse effects on human health and the environment.
  • Involve less than 15,000 cubic yards of demolition material.
  • Operate less than a total of 12 consecutive months.
  • Are not located adjacent to another demolition debris permit-by-rule facility.
If the structure(s) to be demolished is located within lakeshore, the Otter Tail County Land and Resource Office must also give approval.

The contractor must estimate the amount of material, in yards, buried. A form will be completed and sent to the State Auditor's Office, who in turn will send the approved applicant an invoice of state solid waste tax owed to the State of Minnesota. 

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