There are no landfills in Pine County. To dispose of solid waste (garbage) and assorted debris the most convenient option is to contact one of the Licensed Waste Haulers. Waste haulers cover the entire county and can offer routine collection (weekly) or special one-time dumpster and hauling alternatives.
You may also chose to self-haul waste directly to a transfer station. There is a permanent transfer station in Hinckley and a pilot project transfer station located in Willow River. Both locations accept any garbage except for hazardous waste, liquid waste, explosives, infectious waste, radioactive waste, medical waste, human remains, hazardous waste, sewage and septic pump outs, etc. If you have a unique waste product we suggest calling for more information. (For information on Pine County hazardous waste collection, click here.)
The Willow River Pilot Project Transfer Station is operated by Pine County. Further information is available here.
The Hinckley transfer staion is operated by East Central Solid Waste Commission (ECSWC), which is a cooperative effort between Pine, Kanabec, Chisago, Isanti, and Mille Lacs Countys. It is State law that loads brought to the transfer station be covered and secured; an Uncovered Load fee will be apply if not covered/secured. Customers are charged a scale fee and additional fees may be charged for items such as tires, appliances, mattresses, electronics/televisions, etc. (Pine County offers resident rebates on many recylable items at the transfer station, click here for more info) Please click here for the Transfer Station Rate Schedule. Please click the link at the bottom of this page for more information on ECSWC.
Hinckley Transfer Station
33198 County Hwy 61
Hinckley, MN 55037
Monday-Friday 8:00 to 4:00
Saturday 8:00 to 12:00
Take I-35 Exit 180 (Mora Exit); go east ¼ mile on Co. Hwy. 61; driveway entrance and sign are on the left hand side.
For information on the East Central Solid Waste Commission, please click on their Web page link below:
Don't Burn Your Garbage
Burning household garbage in burn barrels, stoves, and fire pits creates pollution that's dangerous to human health and contaminates the air, water, and soil. It's also against the law for most homeowners in Minnesota. Click here for more information on burning or on the the State laws prohibiting backyard burning.
Licensed Waste Haulers