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Mankato's utilities include garbage and recycling.
See the recycling guide.
For all single family and duplex households in the city of Mankato that receive a monthly water bill, garbage and recycling collection includes:
Garbage and recycling is picked up on the same day between Monday and Friday in Mankato. To find out what day residential garbage/recycling is picked up, either call 311 or 507-387-8600 or click here for a map.
If a collection day falls on or the day after one of these holidays throughout the week, residential garbage and recycling pickup will be one day later. The schedule will resume as normal the following week.
Sample holiday schedule for residential garbage and recyclables. If the holiday falls on Monday:
--Monday's garbage and recyclables are collected Tuesday
--Tuesday's garbage and recyclables are collected Wednesday
--Wednesday's garbage and recyclables are collected Thursday
--Thursday's garbage and recyclables are collected Friday
--Friday's garbage and recycleables are collected Saturday
Where to place carts and recycling for collection
What to do if you have more garbage than fits in your cart
Additional garbage bags can be placed by purchasing tags at any of the local grocery stores. The price of the tag covers the cost of disposing one bag of garbage. Tags cost $2 each. Place one tag on each 35-gallon garbage bag set out.
Garbage bin replacement
Customers may replace broken garbage bins at no cost. Typically, the replacement bin is delivered within seven business days. Contact city staff at 311 or 507-387-8600 to request a replacement or complete a customer service request.
New construction typically gets one recycling bin at no cost. Replacement recycling bins cost $2.15 (includes tax). They are available at the Intergovernmental Center, 10 Civic Center Plaza, or by calling 311 or 507-387-8600.