We are Steve’s Sanitation, Inc.

Your Minnesota Lakes Area solid waste collection,
transfer, disposal, and recycling experts.

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Perham, Richville, Dent, Ottertail, Battle Lake, Maine, Amor, New York Mills, Bluffton, Detroit Lakes, Cormorant, Audubon, Lake Park, Frazee, Callaway, Richwood, Rochert, Snellman, Toad Lake, Vergas & Wolf Lake


Roll-Off rental & delivery services available

Now Servicing Detroit Lakes and Surrounding communities in Becker County

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History of Steve’s Sanitation



In 1986 Steve & Kay Melgard purchased Brasel’s Hauling. Steve’s Sanitation started out with 2 trucks. One route truck and a spare truck. The business was run out of their house with trucks parked in the back yard. From day one the company started to expand. They moved to a new house with a small shed in the back. In 1993, the first roll-off truck was purchased. This expanded the services provided, and required a new building.



In 1998, a new building including a shed, shop, and a small office were built in east industrial park in Perham. In 2000, the company started expanded waste services to new areas. In 2001 Steve and Kay’s oldest son Kelly started working for the company as a driver. We continued to expand and on January 1st 2004, Meyer’s Garbage Service was purchased. The purchase of the company expanded the service area more.



In 2005, a new office was built to accommodate the expansion.  We continued to expand our service area and adding more trucks.  In 2006, Steve and Kay’s other son Casey joined the company as a driver.  In 2008, Kelly’s wife Stacie joined the company in the office.

In January 2015 Casey’s wife Sarah joined the company in the office.  On December 31st 2015, Steve retired from the company with Kelly and Casey taking over managerial duties.  Kelly is the president and Casey is the Vice President.



On January 1st 2017, Jon and Sons Disposal Service was purchased.  This expanded our service area into Becker County.

The company has always been family oriented.  4 husbands and wives and many fathers and sons have worked for the company at the same time.  Currently 2 Husbands and wives, 2 fathers and sons, and a couple work for the company.

From the beginning, it was very important to the company to support the towns and people that we have the opportunity to work with.  That commitment continues to be just as strong today as it was in the beginning.  We spread our business to the business’s that work with us.  We support local community events.  We try to find the best most cost-effective way to help our customers out, even if that means getting them in contact with someone else.

Payment Boxes located at:
Main Office in Perham & on Graystone Plaza in Detroit Lakes
(across from the Marine Corp office)