Waste Planning for the Future

The amount of trash, recycling, and hazardous waste generated impacts the quality of our air, water, land, and ultimately our health. Waste management planning is necessary to research, develop, and implement environmentally-sound management options to minimize not only long-term negative effects to our environment, but also financial burdens to taxpayers as well. 

The county’s Waste Management Master Plan is revised every six years to guide waste management activities while establishing waste projections through 2036. The county must revise its plan in response to a new policy plan developed by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).