Over 65 Years of Experience

Ballard Sanitation, of Pelican Rapids, MN, was founded by Ralph and Maxine Ballard. We are a true family-owned and operated garbage removal business, involving multiple generations in the day-to-day operations of our company.
Ralph is now gone, but Maxine is still our administrations expert. We consider her the voice of the company, as she handles nearly every call that comes in. Maxine and Ralph’s sons, Kevin and Everett, along with grandson, Brady, run the daily waste-removal operations.

As a family-oriented business, we have a deep connection to our community and are invested in the success of everyone in the area. We fully understand the importance customer satisfaction plays in the longevity of a company, especially in one that survives from generation to generation. At the elbows of the people we most respect, we’ve learned the value of hard, honest work and what it means to face each day with commitment and purpose. The trash removal business that keeps our cities, businesses and neighborhoods clean, organized and functional, is a great source of pride for us.

We don’t believe it’s right to send people we don’t know ourselves to the homes or businesses of our clients. All of our employees are trustworthy, have undergone safety standard training, and must meet Ballard’s customer service standards. Since garbage removal screeches to a halt when equipment breaks down, we have committed ourselves to maintaining our equipment to ensure it is in peak operational order.

Ballard Sanitation offers waste removal services in Becker County, Otter Tail County, Clay County and the surrounding areas. Our billing is upfront, easy to understand, and is sent out quarterly. Plus, we offer seasonal service for our snowbird customers.

Contact us today for more information about:

Residential Routes

Residential customers are our bread and butter. We provide professional, reliable, affordable trash collection to area homes. We’ll help you determine what waste removal package best fits your needs.

Commercial Routes

We’ll help you figure out how to best manage your company’s waste stream and maintain order and cleanliness in your business. We also provide special event waste removal.

Agricultural Routes

Ballard Sanitation can help you develop an affordable, personalized solution to manage your agricultural waste. Our dependable, reliable waste removal service will help keep your farm clean and limit the breeding of disease-spreading flies and insects.

Roll-Off Waste Service

If you’re in need of a temporary roll-off waste container for a home improvement project or at a commercial construction site, we have several options available to meet your needs.


Billing is sent out quarterly for residential and commercial garbage collection. Do you own a Lake Home and only need seasonal service? Do you travel south for the winter and require seasonal Garbage collection? Ballard Sanitation will only charge you for the months you require service.

40 Mile Radius

We serve Becker County, Otter Tail County, and Clay County and their surrounding areas, with garbage collection services, including: Lake Park, Audubon, Pelican Rapids and Vergas!

Friendly & Convenient

At Ballard Sanitation we pride ourselves on the friendly and convenient sanitary services that we have to offer.

6+ Sanitation Trucks

We Do It All

No job is too big, or too small for Ballard Sanitation.

25 Roll Off Containers