For a cleaner environment

For a healthier community


Garbage is a problem

Be part of the solution

How to reduce your waste

Energy innovations

Harnessing Energy from Wastewater

Combined Heat & Power Project

Hazardous waste disposal

Protect your family and the environment

About hazardous waste disposal

Disposal Guide

Check out our disposal guide on how to safely recycle or dispose of common household or business items.

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Hours & Facilities

WLSSD has multiple locations to provide services for the 530-square-mile region it serves.

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Preventing pollution, protecting the environment

Established in 1971 to improve and protect the waters of the St. Louis River, Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD) treats all municipal and industrial sewage in the Duluth-Cloquet area. It operates multiple wastewater treatment and solid waste facilities.

WLSSD is committed to preventing pollution and protecting the environment, including the region’s most precious resource – Lake Superior.

Clean water. The benefits are clear.


Rewarding careers in a broad range of professions.

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