Solid waste hauler information

Information for licensed haulers who deliver municipal solid waste (MSW) to Hennepin County’s solid waste facilities.

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Operating manual for haulers

The Solid Waste System Operating Manual (PDF) is a guide for waste haulers who deliver waste (MSW) to Hennepin County's solid waste facilities.

The guide includes information on:

  • Hennepin County's solid waste ordinances
  • Delivery of MSW to county facilities
  • Fees and charges
  • Unacceptable wastes
  • Tipping procedures at HERC

Holiday hours for haulers at Hennepin facilities

The Brooklyn Park and Bloomington facilities are closed on the following holidays. Please deliver municipal solid waste to HERC on these days.

  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year's Day

Note: There are other holidays when all county buildings are closed, but our drop-off facilities remain open, such as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Veterans Day, etc.

Hauler newsletter and survey

Find out the latest hauler news in the Hennepin Hauler Update. The newsletter is sent out twice a year and has the latest updates on Hennepin County facilities and programs for haulers and their customers.

Current issue

Winter 2015 (PDF) 

  • No roll-off boxes on the snow melt system at HERC 
  • Christmas tree disposal
  • Holiday hours at Hennepin County Facilities
  • Information for your customers
    • Recycling to be required in commercial buildings starting in 2016
    • Help your business customers get recognized: Environmental Partners
    • Organics recycling guides for residents and businesses
    • New Green Disposal Guide tells you the best way to get rid of your stuff from your home

Past issues

Spring 2015 (PDF) 

  • Hauler License applications due April 30
  • HERC upgrade this spring
  • Help us be a good neighbor
  • Information for your customers
    • 2015 Household Hazardous Waste collection events
    • Fix-It Clinics
    • Organics Recycling update
    • Business Recycling - Get the most out of your recycling program
    • Compost bins

Winter 2014 (PDF)

  • New scalehouse software and touch-screen keypad at HERC
  • Christmas tree disposal
  • Holiday hours at Hennepin County Facilities
  • Information for your customers
    • Organics Recycling - More details to come in 2015
    • Fix-It Clinics
    • Recycle Everywhere campaign

Solid waste ordinances

The following ordinances regulate solid waste management in Hennepin County:

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