The snow is melting in the Northland if you are cleaning the sand off your driveway, yard, and street. Here are the places to dispose of it for Duluth.

The City of Duluth is telling residents to dispose of excess road salt and sand from sidewalks, curbs, and boulevards at one of the road sand collection sites set up around the City. Bins to collect the sand and salt will be in place on Monday, April 15, 2019

Street sweepers help to collect road sand from the streets as quickly as possible in the spring, but any additional cleanup help from citizens is greatly appreciated.  If not picked up before the spring rains, the sand washes into our streams and can damage trout habitat.

According to a press release by the city, the best way to dispose of road sand is to sweep it up and bring it to one of the four dump sites that the City has set up around Duluth. The collection sites are large, green, roll-off dumpsters marked with a sign. They are open to all Duluth residents to drop off road sand from their sidewalks, curbs, and gutters.  Sites are located at the following locations:

  • Chester  Bowl (near the playground)
  • Duluth Heights Community Club Parking Lot
  • Piedmont Community Center
  • Wheeler Field (on your way to the back)
  • Portman Community Center (47th Avenue East)

These sites are monitored for illegal dumping. Please dispose of yard waste, leaves, grass clippings, and brush at the WLSSD yard waste site.

Residents are being told not to sweep it into the sewers and catch basins on the street.


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