Solid Waste and Recycling

In 1992, Beltrami County enacted a Solid Waste Service Fee charge on all residential structures.  This includes residential, single-family homes, duplexes, apartments and mobile homes.  Beltrami County also enacted a service fee on all seasonal structures by charging one-half of the adopted Solid Waste Service Fee.

Beltrami County Solid Waste Management Program’s budget is approaching 2.6 million dollars per year.  Beltrami County is generating approximately 30,000 tons of solid waste.  A major component is recycling. The County is required to recycle at least 35% of its total waste stream.  Therefore, it’s very important for County residents to recycle. Residents are provided means to recycle through the Solid Waste Management Program provided by Waste Management of Bemidji. They provide recycling areas at both Bemidji and Blackduck Solid Waste Transfer Stations.  There are rural sites located at strategic points throughout the County. 

Beltrami County Solid Waste & Recycling Program Brochure

Disposal of Pharmaceuticals Brochure

Where to Recycle:

Bemidji Solid Waste Transfer Station
751 Industrial Drive SE, Bemidji
Phone: 218-751-1668
M-F   8:00-5:00
Sat. 8:00 – 1:00

Blackduck/Kelliher Transfer Station
33003 Hwy 72 NE, Blackduck
Phone: 218-835-6961
M-Tu. – Th.-F  8:00 – 5:00
Sat. 8:00 – 1:00  Closed Wednesday

Ten Lakes Rural Site
23170 Power Dam Rd NE, Bemidji
Monday:  5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Thursday:  5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Waskish Rural Site
5537 Hillman Dr, Waskish
M-Sat.  8:00 AM – 6:00 PM


Nebish Rural Site
4934 Lumberjack Rd NW, Puposky
M-F  8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat.  8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Pinewood Rural Site
12921 Centerline Rd NW, Pinewood
M-F  8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat.  8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Fourtown Rural Site
63063 Fourtown Rd NW, Fourtown
9:00 AM – 8:00 PM  7 days/week


Additional drop-off sites within the City of Bemidji & Northern Township are:
North of Herberger’s at 2815 Ridgeway Avenue NW
Tom’s Stop
at 8000 Irvine Avenue NW