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. 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                                                             Located at 651 Summit Ave, Mankato                                                                                                      Winter Hours:                                                                                                                                            Closed for the months of November 2022 and March 2023                                                                    Open December 2022, January 2023, and February 2023 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 PM to 4 PM starting December 6, 2022.  The Product Reuse Center Area is closed at this time.    

For more information about the facility, please go to the Blue Earth County website at https://www.blueearthcountymn.gov/373/Household-Hazardous-Waste-HHW-Facility.                                                                                                                                             

Scott County Household Hazardous Waste Facility                                                                            Located at 588 Country Trail E, Jordan (Country Trail E is MN Hwy 282).

Residential Drop Off Schedule:

Day
Hours
Reuse Room Hours
Wednesday12 PM to 6 PM12 PM to 5:45 PM
Thursday12 PM to 4 PM12 PM to 3:45 PM
Saturday8 AM to 12 PM8 AM to 11:45 AM

Weather Related Closures: The HHW Facility will likely close without advance notice in the event of bad or dangerous weather (for example, if the National Weather Service issues a Blizzard Warning, Winter Storm Warning, Wind Chill Warning, etc.).  Should that occur, the HHW Facility will then reopen for the next scheduled operational day.                                                                                                                        

For more information about the facility, please go to the Scott County website at https://www.scottcountymn.gov/578/Household-Hazardous-Waste

TV and Appliance Recycling Coupon                                                                                            Recycle your TV or appliance at Green Tech Recycling and save $5.00 with a coupon.  Green Tech Recycling is located at 205 W. Spring St, Mankato and is open Monday thru Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM.  Please see the coupon for additional details.

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 

Schedule of 2023 Tri-County Solid Waste Joint Powers Board Meetings: Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 8:30 AM. Meetings will be held in the Nicollet County Commissioners Board Room located at 501 South Minnesota Avenue, St. Peter, MN 56082

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

  1. Environmental Services


    Physical Address
    515 S Maple Avenue
    Le Center, MN 56057

    Mailing Address
    88 S Park Avenue
    Le Center, MN 56057

    Phone: : 507-357-8538

  2. Amy Beatty

    Environmental Programs Specialist
    Phone: 507-357-8203

    environmentalservices@co.le-sueur.mn.us