Acceptable Materials

These plastic items, numbers 1 through 7, are accepted for recycling at both the drive-through and the drop-off locations:
 *Bottle caps and lids
 Medicine bottles
  Butter / cottage cheese tubs
 Pop bottles
  Coffee cans
 Water & milk jugs
  Detergent & soap bottles
 Water bottles 
  Drive-through cups
Wide-mouth containers
   Ice cream pails
 Yogurt cups

*Please leave the caps on bottles. If you remove the cap, they fall out of the recycling process and are swept up as trash.

Also, do not place recyclables in plastic bags. Please use paper bags instead. Recycle plastic bags at the store where you got them.

Non-Acceptable Materials

These items are not recyclable:
  • Plastic wrap or films
  • Plastic bags (take bags back to the store where you got them)
  • Styrofoam cups, containers or packaging

Additional Information

For more information, send an email or call (507) 304-4381.

Contact Us

  1. Blue Earth County Government Center
    410 S. Fifth St.
    P.O. Box 3566
    Mankato, MN 56001

    Ph: (507) 304-4381


    8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Monday – Friday
  2. Email

    24-Hour Waste and Recycling Hotline:

    (507) 304-4242