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  • Pope County Hazard Mitigation Plan

  • Snow Event Information

  • Recycle, Refuse, and Yard Waste Schedule

  • Buckthorn Brigade 


  • The City of Glenwood will be flushing hydrants throughout the month of May

  • The shooting range will be closed Monday May 20 for Highschool Trap


Recycling and Yard Waste Schedule
Jan 2024- Dec 2024

Garbage and Recycling - North of Hwy 28 on Tuesdays

Garbage and Recycling - South of Hwy 28 on Thursdays

Yard Waste - City-wide April 15-November 11

May 2024 Refuse Rate Increase

We're thankful to have you as our customer. We are a local, family owned and operated company in our 45th year. We have done our best to provide excellent service and be "Good Neighbors You've Come to Trust" in the communities we serve.

You may have seen an increase on your most recent invoice, and we want to take a moment to explain the reasons behind this adjustment. We have refrained from raising our rates over the past two years, since 2022, but we must do so now to catch up with the significant inflation we have all experienced since that time. 

We are blessed to remain adequately staffed, but it remains a challenge. There continues to be a shortage of qualified and licensed drivers, this has driven an increase in the time and cost of training new drivers to provide the quality service our customers expect.

Additionally, liability and casualty insurance costs have increased dramatically, nearly tripling since 2022. Part of this increase can be attributed to the increased cost and short supply of our equipment, which continues to be 80% higher than it was in 2021. 

Disposal costs continue to increase, we have seen about a 4% increase in disposal costs across our service area. We must pass these increases on to our customers, as we pay to dispose of what we collect.

Businesses and households that we serve are receiving and increase. For most of our residential customers, the increase is equal to about $0.40 to $0.65 per week, before taxes. We look forward to a continued partnership with you during these trying times. Please feel free to call us at 1-800-236-7630 if you have questions.

Thank you for being our customer,

Don Williamson, Owner

West Central Sanitation

City of Glenwood


Public comment sought for Pope County's hazard mitigation plan. 


Snow Event

Towing Information

If your vehicle is not moved in accordance with the Glenwood Snow Plowing/Removal Guidelines or moved to a cleared section of City Streets by 8:00 am; you might be subject to being towed.


For information regarding any towing services, call: Sparky's BK Towing at 320-815-5204. 

Unimproved Roads and Alleys

Most of the patted and unimproved roads, roadways and alleys within the City of Glenwood are utilized by and for utilities either overhead or underground. These areas are not designed or developed to be traversed or parked upon by the general public on a regular basis. They are, however, able to be traversed by adjacent property owners to obtain temporary or limited access to their property. Attention should be given to ensure that these areas are not traversed when damage may occur due to soft ground conditions. This does not mean that property owner has authority to cut trees, grade, remove or add gravel, or perform any type of improvement(s) to the area without first obtaining written consent from the City of Glenwood. Please be considerate of these areas as they may be maintained by the neighboring property owner.


Manganese consumption advisory 

The City of Glenwood is dedicated to providing clean and safe drinking water. Residents received a letter regarding manganese levels in the water supply. Due to the continuing drought, manganese levels are at an elevated level. While manganese is unregulated and does not have an enforceable standard- MDH recommended health guidelines are available for personal review.  

Glasses of Water

Glenwood Consumer Confidence Report

Glenwood works hard to provide you with safe and reliable drinking water that meets federal and state water quality requirements. The purpose of this report is to provide you with information on your drinking water and how to protect our precious water resources.

Floral Mask

COVID-19 News

Questions have arisen whether COVID-19 can be transmitted via drinking water.  COVID-19 is not a waterborne disease and both EPA and CDC have addressed this in the following websites:


Local Sales

and Use Tax

Details on the Glenwood 0.5 percent sales and use tax that goes into effect on January 1, 2020.


Buckthorn Brigade Educational Material

Find out about the Buckthorn Brigade at Barsness Park.

For more information on announcements, contact the City of Glenwood

weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 320-634-5433.

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