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Becker County Environmental Services

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Contact Person(s):

Sandy Gunderson
Becker County Environmental Services
PO Box 787
835 Lake Ave.
Detroit Lakes, MN 56502

Phone: 218-846-7310
Direct Line: 218-846-7200 x7277
Fax: 218-846-7266

Physical Address:

PO Box 787
835 Lake Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN 56502

Phone: 218-846-7310
Fax: 218-846-7266



Mission (Abstract)

The Environmental Services Department provides residents of Becker County with cost effective, environmentally sound solid waste management

Additional Organization Description

The department manages:
1. The Becker County Transfer Station and Demolition Landfill.
2. The countywide Recycling Program with its subparts of education, source reduction, grant administration and recyclable collection.
3. The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility in Detroit Lakes. The Regional Household Hazardous Waste Coordinator is part of the department's staff. This position coordinates activities in a 6 county area.
4. The Corrective Actions and Remediation Measures at the closed, capped Mixed Solid Waste Landfill located on the same property as the Transfer Station.
5. Administration and oversight of the Solid Waste Special Assessment applied to the property tax statements.
6. In cooperation with the County Extension Service coordinates and helps with the collection of waste pesticides and waste pesticide containers.
7. In cooperation with the Natural Resources Management Department, coordinates the cleanup and remediation of leaking underground storage tanks and tax forfeited lands

Contact the Transfer Station & Demolition Landfill

24413 County Rd 144
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Phone: 218-847-6382

Mon: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue:  8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wed: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thur: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Fri:    8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat:   8:00 am - Noon
Sun:  Closed



We have tours of:
1. Transfer Station & Demolition Landfill
2. Household Hazardous Waste Facility
3. Recycling Facility

Learning Trunks:
HHW- household hazardous waste
Waste Reduction

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