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.
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 ResidentsLe 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
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 Open April to October (closing on Thursday, October 28, 2021 for the season) Tuesdays: 12 PM to 6 PM Wednesday and Thursday: 12 PM to 4 PM 2nd Saturday of each month: 8 AM to 12:30 PM The Product Reuse Center is open Tuesdays from 12 PM to 6 PM. 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 Closed Temporarily Until Further Notice
Due to an unexpected building repair the Scott County Household Hazardous Waste facility (HHW) will be closed until further notice. Please check our website at https://www.scottcountymn.gov/578/Household-Hazardous-Waste for any updates. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused.
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 streams. Schedule of 2022 Tri-County Solid Waste Joint Powers Board Meetings: Wednesday, May 18th at 8:30 AM- Public Notice for proposed amendments to Tri-County Solid Waste Joint Powers By-Laws. Wednesday, August 18th at 8:30 AM Wednesday, November 16th at 8:30 AM All 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