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WLSSD to host collection event for unwanted medication

DULUTH, Minn. — Western Lake Superior Sanitary District will host a free collection event for unwanted or expired medications at its regional Household Hazardous Waste Facility on Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Medicine Cabinet Clean-Out Day” is a one-day event offering residents free disposal of unwanted medications in a safe, convenient and environmentally sound manner. Due to U.S. drug laws, medication can only be accepted at this location during these specially-staffed events. “Prescription…

WLSSD celebrates 40 years of clean water operations

DULUTH, Minn. — The Western Lake Superior Sanitary District attained a milestone in clean water operations this week with the 40th anniversary of the startup of its wastewater treatment plant. In celebration, WLSSD will hold an open house on Saturday, October 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at WLSSD’s 27th Avenue West campus in Duluth with activities suitable for all ages. WLSSD will also be offering walking and bus tours for those who preregister.…

WLSSD board approves 2019 budgets

Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD) Board of Directors approved its 2019 operating and capital budgets at its Board meeting last night. The Board approved a 0% increase in solid waste management fees and a 1.06% average increase in wastewater rates. The budget for the regional wastewater system includes significant capital investments in the wastewater treatment process, most notably a $10.56 million project to install generators that will produce electricity and heat for the use…

WLSSD wastewater treatment facility earns award

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has recognized Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD) and its wastewater treatment staff for outstanding compliance with its permit that ensures that the quality of the water WLSSD discharges to the St. Louis River is protective of water quality and human health. WLSSD’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit, issued in accordance with the U. S. Clean Water Act, specifies the quality of the water and also various…

Treecycling gears up with multiple locations

Western Lake Superior Sanitary District and area partners kicked off the annual Treecycling program this week, encouraging residents to recycle their fresh-cut holiday trees. This free holiday tree recycling program offers multiple locations available 24-hours a day throughout the region. “Holiday trees, like yard and garden waste, are banned from the trash in Minnesota,” said Karen Anderson, WLSSD’s director of community relations. “These materials contain valuable resources that can be reclaimed through Treecycling. Collected trees…

WLSSD honored for financial reporting excellence for 33rd straight year

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District’s Finance Department by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. The CAFR…