Notwithstanding section 471.345 or other law, St. Louis County may contract for the acquisition, construction, improvement, maintenance, or management operation of solid waste facilities or property or property rights for solid waste facilities by any means available and in any manner determined by the St. Louis County Board, with or without advertisement for bids.
Towns and home rule charter or statutory cities within service areas determined under section 400.08, subdivision 2, may contract with St. Louis County to provide solid waste management, maintenance, or operation services at solid waste facilities. Towns and cities within a service area may form a joint board to provide the solid waste services to the county by contract.
For the purposes of solid waste management including, but not limited to, the acquisition, construction, improvement, maintenance, or operation of solid waste facilities or property or property rights for solid waste facilities, the St. Louis County Board acts for its unorganized territories. An act of the county board in providing solid waste management services to unorganized townships is as valid as a similar act of a town board or meeting.