Public Works

Neil Crocker - Director of Public Service

ncrocker@breckenridgemn.net

Barry LeNoue - Foreman
Warren Niesche - Forester /Certified Tree Inspector
Tom Kloster
Brad Bollinger

Tom Reddy

Shop address:  1330 Minnesota Avenue

Mailing address: 420 Nebraska Avenue, Breckenridge, MN 56520
Shop phone:  218-643-5719

City Hall phone: 218-643-1431

Departments’ duties & responsibilities:

  • Maintaining of the streets, parks, flood protection portions, alleys, parking lots, storm sewers

  • Diseased trees and boulevard trimming

  • Snow removal and sanding

  • Mowing and blacktopping

ALLEY RESTRICTIONS

 

City of BRECKENRIDGE ALLEY RESTRICTIONS will be lifted as of Monday, MAY 11th, 2020. Beginning Monday, May 11th place your garbage receptacle at its normal pick up location.

ALLEY RESTRICTIONS EFFECTIVE MARCH 16th, 2020: Beginning Monday, March 16th and until further notice, weight restrictions are imposed to alleys in Breckenridge. Due to spring wet conditions, heavy weight vehicles cannot go thru alleys. Place your garbage receptacle street side.

Grass Clipping & Leaf Drop Off Site

is located at Pope Street turn south at Favorites Deli off Minnesota Ave. (No bags, cardboard boxes or branches) **Please do NOT pile up on ground, ONLY use the bins. If the bins are not out yet, due to wet grounds, please take to Tree Branch Drop Off Site.

Tree Branch Drop Off Site

is located 3 miles north on Highway 9, turn right after the Head of the Red Trap Club), 3/4 mile to the east, site is on right side. **ONLY tree branches, leaves & grass clippings (pile located past trees, to the west) **Do NOT pile leaves & grass clippings in the tree pile. Use pile located past trees, to the west.

DO NOT PUT GRASS CLIPPINGS ON THE STREET! This can end up in the storm drain & become an added expense for all of us.

SUMMER MOSQUITO SPRAYING 

Vector control spraying normally begins towards the end of May. The spraying process will be consistent with historical; however, we have purchased two new electric sprayers in 2019 that are almost totally silent. This allows us flexibility to spray in the mornings without creating any disturbance. Currently, spraying will take place in the evenings twice per week and can be more frequent if needed. As always, weather plays a critical role in how and when we spray. Wishing you a pleasant summer! ~Neil Crocker, Director of Public Services

Mailbox Damage due to Snow Removal

There is a possibility of damage to mailboxes due to snow removal on City streets especially when there is heavy snowfall.  Please click here for the City’s SNOW REMOVAL AND ICE CONTROL POLICY for specific information on mailbox damage which is highlighted in yellow.  Please contact Director of Public Services, Neil Crocker at 218-643-4681 if your mailbox has been damaged by direct contact with the snow removal equipment. 

Winter Parking Notice

No person shall park, place or leave any vehicle on any street or avenue in the City of Breckenridge, MN, on any day between November 1st—April 1st, in between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Whenever the parking of such vehicle on such street or avenue will interfere with street cleaning or snow removal, Police will tow any and all vehicles that are parked on the streets in violation of the ordinance.

Recycling through Wilkin County 

Wilkin County Recycling Program consists of 10 drop-off recycling bins located in each of the 8 communities in Wilkin County.  Newsprint, Plastic Bottles, Tin and Aluminum Cans, and Glass Containers can be recycled in these containers.

Wilkin County also operates a Recycling Facility for the collection and processing of recycling materials.

Materials that can be recycled at the facility include; Newsprint, Plastic Bottles, Tin and Aluminum Cans, Glass Containers, Cardboard, Telephone Books, Magazines, Office Paper, Tires, Used Oil and Oil Filters, Vehicle Batteries, Fluorescent Bulbs and Appliances
 

Location of Recycling Facility
Highway 75 and 7th Street South, Breckenridge

For more information call (218)643-5815 or visit https://www.co.wilkin.mn.us/recyclingprogram