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Mark McNamara

Wetlands/Solid Waste Lead

531 Dewey Street, PO Box 129, Foley, MN 56329
Phone: (320) 968-5074

Solid Waste Management

Solid Waste is a broad definition identifying discarded waste materials. The State of Minnesota passed several laws in an effort to better manage solid waste; one of the laws provides counties the authority to manage their own waste.

Benton County has several programs addressing the management of solid waste. The foremost program is membership in the Tri-County Solid Waste Commission. This entity works on solid waste issues regarding Sherburne, Stearns and Benton Counties as these counties share the official boundaries of the City of St. Cloud. Benton County’s other programs include the Amnesty Days, Household Hazardous Waste Collection and SCORE grants. Amnesty Days and Household Hazardous Waste Collection are annual events for the collection and proper disposal of various items and materials which individuals may find difficult to dispose of properly. SCORE grants are Minnesota State dollars allocated to Benton County for distribution to entities undertaking projects that support environmentally responsible waste management.

Online Information

Rubbish Review

Fall/Winter 2014 Rubbish Review (PDF)

Fall/Winter 2013 Rubbish Review (PDF)

Summer 2012 Rubbish Review (PDF)

Fall 2011 Rubbish Review (PDF)

Spring 2011 Rubbish Review (PDF)

Fall 2009 (PDF)

Spring 2008 (PDF

Fall 2008 (PDF)


Recycling Directory

Licensed Solid Waste Haulers

Stearns County Hazardous Waste Facility

Solid Waste Plan

Solid Waste Ordinance

Score Grant - Application

Amnesty Days RFP

Committee and Commissions