WLSSD Closes all Solid Waste Facilities to the Public

WLSSD Closes all Solid Waste Facilities to the Public

DULUTH, MN— In response to COVID-19 virus concerns, Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD) will close all of its facilities to the general public after the close of business on Tuesday, March 17.  The closures will continue until further notice. Facility closures include:

  • WLSSD Administrative Offices, 2626 Courtland St., Duluth will close to public traffic, but staff will continue to assist the public by telephone and via email.
  • WLSSD Materials Recovery Center (MRC) off Rice Lake Road.
  • WLSSD Household Hazardous Waste Facility, on 27th Ave West.

During the closures, WLSSD encourages residents use available disposal alternatives:

  • delay disposing of materials that don’t belong in the trash,
  • use one of several alternate permitted disposal options available locally,
  • Call local garbage haulers who can provide special pickup services for bulky materials, or provide dumpster rental for larger jobs.

WLSSD’s will continue to provide its core services of wastewater treatment for the region and ensuring the availability of disposal for commercial garbage haulers.

“We remain committed to our work to protect public health and the natural environment,” said Marianne Bohren, WLSSD executive director. “We’re monitoring the rapidly evolving situation and tracking the most current recommendations from various health authorities. We will provide updated information as needed.”

WLSSD will provide information updates on its website at and on its Facebook page.

Western Lake Superior Sanitary District provides award-winning wastewater and solid waste services to residents, businesses and industries within its 530 square mile legislative boundaries in Southern St. Louis and northern Carlton counties, and is a nationally recognized leader in pollution prevention.