Brown County Landfill in Sleepy Eye Minnesota

Address and phone number for Brown County Landfill, a Landfill, at County Road 11, Sleepy Eye MN.

Brown County Landfill
21933 County Road 11, Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, 56085
Mon-Fri 8:30 AM-5:00 PM

About the Brown County Landfill

The Brown County Landfill, located in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota is a solid waste disposal facility that buries trash and garbage beneath layers of soil or other cover materials. Sanitary Landfills, dump sites, and garbage dumps in Sleepy Eye are regulated by both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and by Minnesota state environmental departments. Minnesota is also responsible for permitting trash disposal facilities. Permitting rules determine the Brown County Landfill design, operations, and allowable waste streams offered to county residents.

You may contact the Waste Facility for questions about:
  • Brown County Landfill waste management policies
  • Landfill facilities available to the public
  • Household waste and yard waste policies
  • Industrial waste, construction and demolition disposal
  • Hazardous material disposal
  • Brown County landfills, carting, trash pickup and disposal
Municipal Solid Waste Landfills in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota

Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (MSW Landfills) receive common household refuse and non-hazardous commercial waste. The types of household refuse commonly associated with curbside collection programs are disposed of in MSW Landfills. MSW Landfills in Sleepy Eye, MN are highly regulated in order to minimize groundwater contamination, the accumulation of landfill gases, and other negative environmental impacts. A Bio-Reactor Landfill is a specific type of MSW Landfill that is designed to rapidly degrade the organic content in the waste stream.

Modern Landfills

Modern MSW facilities in Brown County have liners designed to protect from the infiltration of landfill leachate into the ground and groundwater, while older landfills may be required to install leachate collection systems to pump and treat leachate collected from the Sleepy Eye dump. Gas collection systems may also be installed to collect methane and other gases that accumulate in the dump site. Landfill gas is usually burned off with a flare system, and in some cases this process may be used to generate electricity.

Sleepy Eye Construction & Demolition Dump Sites

Construction and Demolition (C&D) and Bulky Waste Landfills accept a more limited range of waste materials than MSW Landfills. These Minnesota Landfills accept debris that results from construction projects and related materials that are considered cleaner than MSW.

Ash Ponds & Disposal Facilities

Ash ponds accept the ash that results from the incineration of solid waste. In many communities, Municipal Solid Waste is incinerated at a waste-to-energy plant. The solid waste is used as fuel for generating electricity and the ash residue is put into an Ash pond or disposal site. Sleepy Eye Ash disposal sites may accept other forms of special waste that are not permitted in other types of waste management sites.

Sleepy Eye Hazardous Waste Landfills

Hazardous Waste Facilities in Sleepy Eye are designed and permitted to accept non-liquid hazardous wastes such as PCB-contaminated materials. Numerous design requirements are engineered into Hazardous Waste Dumps, including double leachate collection systems, wind dispersal controls, and leak detection systems.

Contact the Brown County Landfill

You may contact the Office by calling the Brown County Landfill 507-359-9151, or by addressing inquiries to the mailing address: Brown County Landfill, 21933 County Road 11, Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, 56085.

Map of Brown County Landfill in Sleepy Eye Minnesota

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