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WLSSD Facilities Open during Road Construction

WLSSD Facilities Open during Road Construction

 

DULUTH, MN – Residents and businesses in the region will continue to have access to Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD) facilities during road construction on I35 this winter. MNDOT construction crews will begin a project to replace the 27th Ave West Bridge beginning next week, with the project slated to be complete by June 2021.

“Although it will be a little bit tricky to get to us at times,” said Marianne Bohren, WLSSD executive director. “Our Household Hazardous Waste Facility and Yard Waste Compost site will continue to operate as normal throughout the construction. Residents can just follow the detour signs, and they’ll get to our facilities pretty easily.”

“We know that folks have a lot of yard and garden cleanup in the fall,” said Tim Lundell of WLSSD, who supervises the facilities. “We’ve added extra days to our Yard Waste Site operations until our planned closing date on November 16.”

WLSSD’s 40-acre campus at 27th Avenue West houses the regional wastewater treatment plant as well as the regional Solid Waste Transfer Station that moves about 100,000 tons of the region’s solid waste each year. Also at 27th Avenue West are popular WLSSD’s Household Hazardous Waste Facility and Yard Waste Compost Site. About 20,000 customers visit each of these facilities each year.

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.

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