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St. Louis County to accept flood debris at no charge

To make it easier for people cleaning up following last week's storms and flooding, St. Louis Environmental Services will accept flood-related debris at no charge at 10 of its locations in the areas most impacted by flooding.

The County Board unanimously approved a resolution to waive the fee. This applies to residents and businesses of the County Solid Waste Management Area through Wednesday, July 31, 2024, at the following locations.

  • St. Louis County Regional Landfill; 5341 Regional Landfill Rd. Virginia
  • Aurora Transfer Station; 5910 Highway 135 North, Aurora
  • Brookston Transfer Station; 8609 Highway 2, Brookston
  • Cook Transfer Station; 2134 South Beatty Road, Cook
  • Hibbing Transfer Station; 3994 Landfill Road, Hibbing
  • Northwoods Transfer Station; 9384 Highway 21 North, Ely
  • County 77 Canister Site; 2038 County Road. 77, Tower
  • French Township Canister Site; 7150 Greenrock Road, Side Lake
  • Balkan Township Canister Site; 11489 Vlasich Road, Chisholm
  • Soudan Canister Site; 5160 Highway 169, Soudan

Anyone hauling flood-related debris is asked to separate household related garbage from demolition debris.

Meanwhile, St. Louis County Public Works crews continue repairs, and have now reopened all but five roads that were damaged or closed due to high water. Roads that remain closed include:

District 4 (northern St. Louis County)

  • CR 939 N Riddell Rd (TH 1 – North Terminus)
  • UT 8110 CR 361 (State Hwy 1 – CSAH 115)
  • UT 8117 Jackpine Lane (TH 73 – Terminus)

District 5 (Duluth and surrounding townships) - all roads are now open

District 6 (Central St. Louis County including quad cities)

  • Bodas Road from McKinley east to Barker Rd.   

District 7 (Southwestern St. Louis County)

  • South Townline Road (CR 442) from Hingeley Rd. to two miles east of Hwy 73

St. Louis County residents affected by last week's storm and aftermath are encouraged to visit the County's online flood resource page at to find a map of current road closings, a link to file damage reports online, guidance for handling flooded septic tanks and wells, and other resources.