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

Staffed Recycling Center Locations

  • Barnum (Behind Fire Hall)
  • Carlton (County Highway 1) Closed to the public effective 3/18/2020 until further notice.
  • Esko (Next to Town Hall)
  • Moose Lake (Next to Arena) Closed to the public effective 3/18/2020 until further notice.
  • 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)