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

Spring 2017 Hauler Newsletter (PDF)


Hauler License applications deadline is April 30

Hauler Appreciation Day July 12 at HERC

New safety laser light on HERC tipping floor

Hennepin County seeks input from haulers on 2018 Solid Waste Management Master Plan

Holiday hours at Hennepin County Facilities

Information for your customers

  • 2017 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
  • Business recycling grants available. Apply today!
  • Hennepin County launches new resources to stay green this spring
  • Start composting: Pre-order a compost bin to pick up

Solid waste ordinances

The following ordinances regulate solid waste management in Hennepin County:

Ordinance #02 Solid Waste Disposal

  • Establishes the standards for disposal of solid waste and the operation of solid waste facilities in Hennepin County.

Ordinance #07 Hazardous Waste Management

  • Establish rules, regulations, and standards, for hazardous waste management in Hennepin County.

Ordinance #10 Solid Waste Surcharge

  • Information about surcharges placed on municipal solid waste.

Ordinance #13 Solid Waste Source Separation

  • Regulates the separation of recyclable materials from solid waste.

Ordinance #15 Solid Waste Management Fee

  • Establishes the solid waste management fee, which funds environmental programs.

Ordinance #17 Hauler Licensing

  • Establishes rules, regulations and standards for the regional licensing of solid waste haulers.

Ordinance #18 County Collected Solid Waste Fee

  • Establishes authority for a Hennepin County collected solid waste fee to fund waste management programs.
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