The Environmental Services Department provides services for the protection of public health and the environment. These services include waste disposal, recycling, composting, hazardous waste treatment, and water testing. The Environmental Department, together with the Zoning Office, enforces regulations including septic systems, storm water management, shoreland use, wetland conservation, and solid waste disposal.
The Zoning Office is responsible for regulating land use through administration and enforcement of the Dodge County Zoning Ordinance, Dodge County Subsurface Sewage Treatment System Ordinance, and the Dodge County Comprehensive Land Use Plan. The office is also responsible for feedlot assistance through a jointly funded Feedlot Technician position at the Dodge SWCD.
Zoning duties include, but are not limited to, receiving and reviewing land use applications, including Zoning Permits, Conditional Use Permits, Interim Use Permits, Variance requests, Amendment requests and Appeals. Staff also receive and review septic permits, perform soil verifications and inspections of new sewage treatment systems. In addition, zoning staff provide regulatory information and education on special areas such as floodplains, shorelands and wetlands. The office also investigates land use complaints and violations and pursues compliance with zoning regulations, septic regulations and permit conditions.
The Environmental and Zoning Offices have combined to provide customers a one stop location for services related to land use and the environment.
What to do with Waste from Flood Clean-up
Dodge County will not be providing any curbside collection of waste from recent flooding.
Do not drop off any flood waste or recyclable materials at any of the County's blue box recycling drop-off sites.
Contact a licensed waste hauler for collection service or you may bring waste to the Dodge County Transfer Staion located at 62236 240th Ave, Kasson, MN 55944.
It is important that you keep demolition debris separate from garbage, furniture, appliances and other household materials.
Additional information is abailable at the MN Pollution Control Agency web site:
The Self-Serve Waste Depot is Open... for Dodge County Residents that do not have easy access to a waste hauler or those who are still burning their garbage in a burn barrel .
- Staff will assign each account a PIN number that will allow access thru the walk in door of the building.
- Only bagged garbage can go in this compactor.
- You must purchase a minimum of 5 green bags for $17.50 that have to be used in the Depot. (All prices subject to change)
- No other bags are allowed in the Depot - violators will lose their access.
- Staff will explain how the facility and the BinPak compactor work so plan for a few minutes when signing up.
- The Depot is accessible by PIN code 24 hrs a day/7 days a week.
Waste-to-Energy Service Fee Increase effective May 1, 2017. See Fact Sheet.
2019-2020 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE for Dodge County Transfer Station/Recycling Center
Dodge County now Quarantined for Emerald Ash Borer
To learn more, read the following: EAB News Release
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Have you tested your home for Radon? Free radon kits are available at Dodge County Environmental Services- 2nd floor of the Government Services Building. We just received our shipment of kits so come on in and see us.
Click on the links below for more information on the Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment
To view Dodge County stories click below:
Septics - 2010- 2011- 2012 - 2013
2012 NRBG Reports - Feedlot LWM SSTS Shoreland WCA
2013 NRBG Reports - Feedlot LWM SSTS Shoreland WCA
2014 NRBG Reports - Feedlot LWM SSTS Shorelend WCA
2015 NRBG Reports - Feedlot LWM SSTS SSTS Incentive Shoreland WCA
2016 NRBG Reports - LWM SSTS SSTS Upgrade SSTS Incentive Shoreland WCA
2017 NRBG Reports - LWM SSTS SSTS Incentive SSTS Upgrade SSTS Upgrade #2 Shoreland WCA
"2017 Dodge County Water Monitoring Update" Powerpoint presentation.
GRANT FUNDING may be available for failing septic systems. See Septic Systems page for details and application.
STAFF AND CONTACT INFORMATION:
PHONE: 507-635-6272 ZONING
507-635-6273 ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
MARK GAMM EVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DIRECTOR firstname.lastname@example.org
KEN PAULSON SOLID WASTE FACILITY MANAGER email@example.com
RITA COLE ASST. WASTE MANAGEMENT ADMINISTRATOR firstname.lastname@example.org
DEAN SCHRANDT WATER PROGRAM MANAGER email@example.com
KAITLYN SMITH HEALTH EDUCATOR/ENV TECHNICIAN firstname.lastname@example.org
MELISSA DEVETTER ZONING ADMINISTRATOR email@example.com
ELIZABETH HARBAUGH SSTS PROGRAM MANAGER firstname.lastname@example.org
MARY GREENING ASST. ZONING ADMINISTRATOR email@example.com