Solid Waste - Solid Waste Facilities


Solid Waste Facility Licensing

All solid waste management activities and facilities shall be licensed by Sherburne County pursuant to Section 5.0 of the Solid Waste Management Ordinance. License and renewal terms are up to one year and expire on December 31 of each year the license is granted.

  • Solid Waste Facility – License Application for Construction and Operation
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Map of Public Composting, Recycling and Landfill Facilities in Sherburne County



''Landfills in Sherburne County

Sanitary Landfills

Elk River Landfill (Open to the public)
22460 Hwy. 169 NW
Elk River, MN 55330
Phone: 763-441-2464
call for directions and hours

Material Accepted:  Municipal Solid Waste (Garbage), approved industrial wastes

Demolition Landfills

Elk River Landfill (Open to the public)
22460 Hwy. 169 NW
Elk River, MN 55330
Phone: 763-441-2464
call for directions and hours
Material Accepted: Construction & Demolition Debris, approved industrial wastes

Vonco Landfill (Closed)
County Road 14
Big Lake, MN 55309
Material Accepted: None – Landfill is closed

Vonco II Landfill(Open to the public)
15301 140th Ave SE
Becker, MN 55308
Phone: 763-262-8662
call for directions and hours
Material Accepted: Construction & Demolition Debris, approved industrial wastes

Industrial Waste Landfills

Becker Ash Landfill (NOT open to the public)
14210 Sherburne Ave SE
Becker, MN 55308
Material Accepted: Ash from Great River Energy Waste to Energy Incinerator

Sherco #3 Coal Ash Landfill (NOT open to the public)
13999 Industrial Blvd.
Becker, MN 55308
Material Accepted: Coal Ash from Sherco Power Plant


''Recycling Facilities in Sherburne County

B & E Recycling Station (Open to the public)
16501 US Highway 10
Elk River, MN 55330
Phone: 763-441-7211
call for directions and hours
Material Accepted: Aluminum, Metals, Cardboard, Appliances, Fluorescent Bulbs, Household Batteries, TVs, Computers, Electronics

BNG Services (Open to the public)
31521 125 1/2 Street
Princeton, MN 55371
Phone: 763-389-7804
call for directions and hours
Material Accepted: Metals, Appliances, Fluorescent Bulbs, Household Batteries, TVs, Computers, Electronics, catalytic converters

Central Appliance Recyclers (Open to the public)
3107 Hwy 10 SE
St. Cloud, MN 56304
Phone: 320-252-3221
call for directions and hours
Material Accepted:
Appliances, Air Conditioners, Household Batteries, Electronics

Elk River Landfill (Open to the public)
22460 Hwy. 169 NW
Elk River, MN 55330
Phone: 763-441-2464
call for directions and hours
Material Accepted: Appliances, electronics, tires

Elk River Resource Processing Plant(Open to the public)
10700 165th Ave NW
Elk River, MN 55330
Phone: 763-441-3800
call for directions and hours
Material Accepted: Metals, appliances, batteries, electronics, and tires

Lake State Recycling, Inc(Open to the public)
19188 Industrial Blvd
Elk River, MN 55330
Material Accepted: household batteries, cans, electronics, fluorescent bulbs, major appliances and metals

Product Recovery, Inc. (Open to the public)
11680 Highway 10 SE
Becker, MN 55308
Phone: 763-261-2458
call for directions and hours
Material Accepted: Utility Poles & Trees

Tri- County Pallet & Crate (NOT open to the public)
3031 37th Ave SE
St. Cloud, MN 56304
Material Accepted: Wood Pallets, Non-treated Wood, Nails


''Compost Sites in Sherburne County

City of Becker (Open to Sherburne County residents only)
12456 153rd Ave SE
Becker, MN 55309
Phone: 763-261-4449
Directions and hours
Material Accepted: branches under 12", brush, grass clippings, leaves, trees under 12" (including Christmas), and yard waste.

City of Big Lake (Open to Sherburne County residents only)
18041 198th Avenue
Big Lake, MN 55309
Phone: 763-263-2268
Directions and hours
Material Accepted: brush under 2" in diameter (separated from grass and leaves), brush over 2" in diameter (cut in 2' lengths and stacked), Christmas trees, grass clippings, leaves, and yard waste

City of Elk River (Open to Sherburne County residents only)
19000 Proctor Road
Elk River, MN 55330
Phone: 763-635-1120
Directions and hours
Material Accepted: Christmas trees (call for drop rates), brush, branches up to 4" diameter, grass clippings, leaves, and yard waste

City of Zimmerman (Open to Sherburne County residents only)
Main Street
Zimmerman, MN 55398
Phone: 763-856-4666
Directions and hours
Material Accepted: Christmas trees (please separate Christmas trees and tree trimmings from other yard waste for chipping), grass clippings, leaves, tree trimmings up to 4" in diameter, and yard waste

Elk River Composting, Inc. (NOT open to the public)
12168 221st Ave
Elk River, MN 55330
Material Accepted: Yard Waste

Plaisted’s Inc. (NOT open to the public)
11555 205th Ave NW
Elk River, MN 55330
Material Accepted: Yard Waste

Zoning Admin Contact:

Sherburne County Govt Center
ATTN: Zoning Administration
13880 Business Center Dr NW
Elk River, MN 55330-1692

Office Location & Hours

Phone: 763-765-4450
800-438-0578
Fax: 763-765-4467

zoning@co.sherburne.mn.us