Solid Waste Program

Purpose and Goal

  • The purpose and goal of the Le Sueur County Solid Waste and Recycling Program is to protect human health and the environment by ensuring responsible management of hazardous and nonhazardous waste by:
  • Protecting the public’s health, preventing public nuisances, and preventing contamination of the groundwater and other environments of Le Sueur County from solid waste through the control of number, location and operation of solid waste facilities.
  • Preserving and protecting our land and water resources.
  • Assuring that all individuals are informed and responsible for their actions regarding solid waste that may affect the environment and the community now and in the future.
  • Supporting activities that will promote use and reuse of materials found in solid waste that would otherwise be disposed in ways that would not recapture the useful characteristics of its components.

Le Sueur County Solid Waste Management Ordinance

Tri-County Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan – updated October 2013

Listing of licensed solid waste and recycling companies and facilities. 2020-2021 Licensed Solid Waste and Recycling Companies and Facilities

Locations to dispose of solid waste and recyclable materials. Solid Waste and Recycling Options for County ResidentsContainers_Le Center_2020Le Sueur County Recycling Drop-Off Sites                                                                                                  Le Sueur County Recycling Drop-515 South Maple Ave, Le Center (Le Sueur County Highway Shop – Le Center)   

1199 Dodd Rd, Cleveland (Le Sueur County Highway Shop- Cleveland)

Hours of Operation: Open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week                                                                                                                                 Accepted Recyclable Material: plastic bottles & containers (#’s 1,2,5), food & beverage cans, paper, flattened cardboard & paperboard, glass bottles & containers

What can I recycle at the recycling drop-off sites?

What can I NOT recycle at the recycling drop-off sites?

Recycling – General Do’s and Don’ts – what can be recycled and what should NOT be recycled

Household Hazardous Waste                                                                                                                                                                                    Le Sueur County has agreements with Blue Earth County and Scott County to dispose of household hazardous waste (such as paints, stains, varnish, cleaning products, rechargeable batteries, fluorescent bulbs, antifreeze, motor oil, adhesives, and mercury containing items).

Blue Earth County Household Hazardous Waste Facility                                                                                                                                       651 Summit Ave, Mankato                                                                                                                                                                                           Open April to October                                                                                                                                                                                               Tuesdays: 12 PM to 6 PM                                                                                                                                                                                              2nd Saturday of each month: 8 AM to 12:30 PM

Scott County Household Hazardous Waste Facility                                                                                                                                              588 Country Trail East, Jordan (Country Trail East = State Highway 282)                                                                                                                 Open year-round                                                                                                                                                                                                     Wednesdays: 12 PM to 6 PM                                                                                                                                                                                   Thursdays: 12 PM to 4 PM                                                                                                                                                                                        Saturdays: 8 AM to 12 PM                                                                                                                                                                                        Closed: Holiday weekends of Easter, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and the period of December 20th through January 6th.

Take It to the Box – Medication Disposal                                                                                                                                                              Take it to The Box program promotes the safe use, safe storage and safe disposal of unneeded prescription and over-the-counter medications.  It is a partnership between the Sheriff’s Office, Public Health, and Environmental Services.  There is a drop-box in the Sheriff’s Office Lobby located at the Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office – 435 East Derrynane Street, Suite 1100, Le Center.                                                                                        For more information, please visit the Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office - Take It to the Box section of the website at https://www.co.le-sueur.mn.us/300/Medication-Disposal.   

Tri-County Solid Waste                                                                                                                                                                                                Tri-County Solid Waste assist residents, businesses and communities in Le Sueur, Nicollet, and Sibley Counties to efficiently handle their waste streams.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         For more information on Tri-County Solid Waste, please visit its website at https://www.co.nicollet.mn.us/180/Tri-County-Solid-Waste

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s (MPCA) Solid Waste Publications:                                                                                                         Farmsteads and Solid Waste: https://www.pca.state.mn.us/sites/default/files/w-sw1-18.pdf                                                                                          Solid Waste Disposal: https://www.pca.state.mn.us/sites/default/files/w-sw4-19.pdf

Demolition Information                                                                                                                                                                                             MPCA fact sheet Pre-renovation or Demolition Requirements: https://www.pca.state.mn.us/sites/default/files/w-sw4-07.pdf

MPCA Asbestos in Demolitions or Renovations (includes additional fact sheets and links): https://www.pca.state.mn.us/waste/asbestos-demolition-or-renovations

Notification of Asbestos-related Work: https://www.pca.state.mn.us/sites/default/files/w-sw4-06.doc

Pre-Renovation/Demolition Environmental Checklist: https://www.pca.state.mn.us/sites/default/files/w-sw4-20.doc

Demolition/Re-Novation Notification: https://www.pca.state.mn.us/sites/default/files/w-sw4-21.pdf

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) – Asbestos https://www.health.state.mn.us/communities/environment/asbestos/index.html

MDH Link to Licensed Asbestos Contractors and Consultants: https://asbs.web.health.state.mn.us/search/find-contractor.jsf