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New garbage and recycling service begins January 2015

Garbage and recycling cart options.
Garbage and recycling cart options.
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Alternate cart selections due August 22

The city of Mankato has selected West Central Sanitation as its new garbage and recycling hauler. An exciting benefit of this service, which begins January 1, 2015, is single sort—where all recycling can be placed in one cart. The following is provided to help with a smooth transition:

Service delivery once the program begins:

  • Garbage will continue to be collected once a week on same day it’s currently collected, i.e. if you have garbage picked up on Tuesday, garbage will continue to be picked up on Tuesday.
  • New--curbside recycling will be collected every other week on same day it’s currently collected, i.e. if you have recycling picked up on Tuesday, recycling will continue to be picked up every other Tuesday.
  • Extra garbage bags will be available from local grocery stores for an additional fee of $3.50 per bag.

Carts—standard issue:

In December—before the new service starts in January, a 65-gallon garbage cart and 95-gallon recycling cart will be delivered to each residence (that uses these services) at no charge. Current 64-gallon garbage carts will be picked up at a later date to be announced by the city. Monthly service cost is $16. The 95-gallon cart has an attached lid, provides generous capacity to greatly increase recycling and is large enough to store cardboard or other bulky items. View cart samples online; or at city offices—311 Mankato, Intergovernmental Center, 10 Civic Center Plaza.

If using standard-issue sizes, no order is needed. If another cart size is desired, it’s important to complete and return this form by Friday, August 22, 2014 because cart purchases are based on this information.

It’s also possible to place your order using one of the options below:


People who will not be home in December when garbage and recycling carts will be delivered should call the city of Mankato at 311 or 507-387-8600. When calling, it’s important to identify you will not be at home in December and what the return date will be so delivery can be arranged.

For questions, or more information, contact staff at 311 or 507-387-8600.


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