Green Waste Site Open March 24, 2016


City of Spirit Lake and City of Orleans residents will be able to use the green waste site commencing Thursday March 24, 2016. The site will be open the following hours:  Saturdays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sundays 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesdays 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. and Thursdays 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

The site will be staffed by an attendant and residents will need to present their drivers’ license to the attendant to verify residence. The attendant will have a list of city residents and water customers of the cities of Orleans and Spirit Lake.

The cities ask the cooperation of residents in not arriving before the gates open or before working hours commence to avoid a line of vehicles on the county road for the safety of all concerned.

Residents may bring their yard waste (leaves, grass clippings, twigs, brush). Tree trunks, limbs and branches over 6” in diameter will not be accepted, but may be taken to the Dickinson County Recycling Center.

Use of the green waste site is free of charge.

The City of Spirit Lake will continue to provide curbside pickup of yard waste (same conditions as above) on a weekly basis, every Friday commencing April 1, 2016, please have any waste to the curb by 7 a.m.



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For interviews or more information, contact:
Gregg Owens – City Administrator
at 712.336.1871 ext 13 or email

Please remember to check our News and Events section often for information about important happenings in Spirit Lake and the surrounding area.


Ice & Snow Control Map  –  October 2013

Snow Removal Manual  –  January 2013



Spirit Lake Accepted Into National Flood Insurance Program – September 2011