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 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                                                                                                                               The Blue Earth County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility will be taking winter appointments from Le Sueur County residents wishing to drop off their household hazardous waste items during the winter months.  Appointments will be available to residents of Le Sueur County beginning on Tuesday, December 1st.

Although the facility is currently closed for the season for general collection, winter drop-off appointments give residents an opportunity to properly dispose of waste without having to store items until April when the facility reopens for its regular business hours.  

Appointments will be available for county residents on Tuesday afternoons from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. from December 1, 2020 to February 23, 2021. Residents with appointments can enter through the east gate and drive to the back of the facility. Proof of county residency will be required upon arrival with a license, utility bill, tax document, or any other form of residency identification. Please note that the Product Reuse area of the facility will not be available during winter appointments.   

To make an appointment, residents may contact Blue Earth County Property & Environmental Resources at (507) 304-4251.  

The HHW Facility located at 651 Summit Avenue in Mankato accepts household wastes free of charge from Blue Earth, Le Sueur and Nicollet County residents. Paints, household cleaners, yard/gardening products, certain automotive products, caulking material, fluorescent bulbs, and aerosols are just some examples of the products accepted.  

For more information on the HHW Facility and a list of accepted items, please visit www.blueearthcountymn.gov/HHW

Scott County Household Hazardous Waste Facility                                                                                                                                              588 Country Trail East, Jordan (Country Trail East = State Highway 282)                                                                                                                 Open year-round                                                                                                                                                                                                            This facility is open by appointment only. Reuse room remains closed until further notice.                                                                                                For further information and to schedule an appointment, please click on the following link:                                                                                                       https://www.scottcountymn.gov/578/Household-Hazardous-Waste                                                                                                    Closed for annual cleaning and maintenance starting December 13, 2020.

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