Recycling & Waste

Railroad Ties


Railroad ties contain chemicals to protect them from damage due to insects, moisture and fungi.

More information: US Environmental Protection Agency fact sheet

Legal Considerations

It is illegal to burn treated wood (including railroad ties) in wood stoves, fireplaces or recreational or cooking fires. Burning releases chemicals that can be harmful to human health and the environment.


Do not bring treated wood to the yard waste collection sites.

Contact one of the companies listed below for disposal options.

Disposal Companies

Burnsville Landfill, Inc.
2650 Cliff Road West
Burnsville, Minnesota, 55337
J & J Recycling
607 Barge Channel Rd
St. Paul, Minnesota, 55107
Keith Krupenny & Son Disposal Service
565 Barge Channel Rd
St. Paul, Minnesota, 55107
Pine Bend Sanitary Landfill
2495 East 117th Street
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, 55077
SKB Environmental
630 Malcolm Avenue SE
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55414
Twin City Refuse & Recycling
318 W Water St
St. Paul, Minnesota, 55107