Recycling in Carlton County

Residential Recycling Centers

The Recycling Centers are for the collection of residential recyclables from Carlton County residents. Business recyclables are not accepted at the centers.  Any questions or concerns regarding the centers, please contact the Resource & Recycling Coordinator.

GIS Interactive Map of Recycling Center Locations

Solid Waste & Recycling Services Brochure (PDF)

Staffed Recycling Center Locations

  • Barnum (Behind Fire Hall)
  • Carlton (County Highway 1) 
  • Esko (Next to Town Hall)
  • Moose Lake (Next to Arena) Re-opening Saturday 5/16/2020. Attendants will not be assisting patrons and please do not enter the attendant office. Thank you.
  • Perch Lake (Next to Town Hall)


  • Wednesdays 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursdays 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Unstaffed Recycling Center Locations

  • Blackhoof
  • Cromwell
  • Holyoke
  • Kettle River
  • Mahtowa
  • Wright


  • Open year round
  • Self serve
  • Please report any illegal garbage dumping at these locations to the Resource & Recycling Coordinator

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Event Recycling Program

Hosting an event?  Carlton County Zoning and Environmental Services provides waste and recycling receptacles free of charge!

Event Recycling Brochure (PDF)

Event Recycling Application (PDF)