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Duluth Area Disposal Options

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Disposal Guide

Check out our disposal guide on how to safely recycle or dispose of common household or business items.

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Hours & Facilities

WLSSD has multiple locations to provide services for the 530-square-mile region it serves.

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Preventing pollution, protecting the environment

Established in 1971 to improve and protect the waters of the St. Louis River, Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD) treats all municipal and industrial sewage in the Duluth-Cloquet area. It operates multiple wastewater treatment and solid waste facilities.

WLSSD is committed to preventing pollution and protecting the environment, including the region’s most precious resource – Lake Superior.

Clean water. The benefits are clear.


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WLSSD Telephone Service Outage: Wednesday, September 9, 2020

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