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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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The solid waste management fee monthly report form is for both licensed waste haulers and licensed self-haulers who operate in Hennepin County. Instructions are also included for filling out the report.

Hauler license applications for solid waste haulers and self-haulers who operate in Hennepin County. Application and instructions are listed below:

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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

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.

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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