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Take part in Mankato’s annual spring clean-up, a value-added benefit of the city’s garbage and recycling service. Electronics and televisions are two of the most frequently accepted items at the city’s annual spring clean-up. Items not accepted are cement, asphalt (including asphalt shingles), tires, recyclable materials, or hazardous waste. For more information contact staff at 311 or 507-387-8600.
Appliance recycling is provided year-round. City of Mankato residents may bring appliances to Green Tech, 205 West Spring Street, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Payments must be made directly to Green Tech (a driver’s license, identification card or utility bill with a Mankato address is required).
Year round, Green Tech will also accept up to 300 pounds annually of household electronics (computers and televisions) per Mankato household at no additional cost.
For more information, call 311 or 507-387-8600.
Non-commercial residents can bring compostable material to the Southern Minnesota Construction compost site, 3600 Third Avenue, at no cost for Mankato residents (a driver’s license, identification card or utility bill with a Mankato address is required). Please do not dump grass clippings, leaves or other items into or along ravine areas. This can saturate and kill vegetation, which contributes to ravine destabilization.
More information is available by calling 507-388-3122.
Hazardous waste disposal
Hazardous waste is accepted at the Blue Earth County Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 651 Summit Avenue. Household hazardous waste including paints, solvents, pesticides, gasoline, propane, fertilizers, oil and oil filters will be accepted at no charge. Dispose of any chemicals not used because accumulated products can create health and safety risks.
Items not accepted: business, institutional, commercial, medical, radioactive and explosive wastes.
The household hazardous waste facility is open Tuesdays from noon to 6 p.m. and the second Saturday of the month from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
For more information call 507-304-4242 (24-hours) or online.