Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility

2020 Season Schedule Update: 

At this time due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, the Blue Earth County Household Hazardous Waste Facility will not open regularly to Blue Earth, Nicollet & Le Sueur County residents. Appointments will be available to residents looking to dispose of their hazardous waste materials. Check back soon for more information regarding appointments and the 2020 season schedule. 

About the Program

The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) program operates with a permit from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. It is permitted to accept wastes from households only, located in Blue Earth, Nicollet and Le Sueur Counties, not from businesses, non-profits or institutions. 

  • Products should be in their original containers, and kept separate
  • All products should be identified
  • Products should not be kept in hot cars in the sun
  • Products should not be frozen


The Household Hazardous Waste Facility is located at:
651 Summit Avenue
Mankato, MN 56001


The Household Hazardous Waste Facility will be open by appointment only at this time.
Check back soon for more information on the 2020 HHW Season. ​


Here is a partial listing of products accepted at the HHW facility:

Household Products
> Aerosol cans > Furniture polishes
> Aluminum cleaners > Household cleaners
> Ammonia-based cleaners  > Metal polish with solvents
> Bug/insect sprays > Oven cleaners
> Cooking oil > Paints 
> Degreasers > Window cleaners 
> Fire Extinguishers  
> Floor care products  
Garage Products
> Adhesives > Kerosene
> Antifreeze > Mineral spirits
> Battery acids > Motor oil
> Car waxes > Oil filters 
> Caulking compounds > Paint thinners 
> Charcoal lighter fluid > Roofing tars 
> Diesel fuel > Solvents 
> Fuel oils > Turpentine
> Gasoline > Vehicle batteries
> Glues  > Wood preservatives
> Artists' paints & mediums  > Lighter fluids
> Button batteries > Moth balls 
> Decorative light strings > Photographic chemicals 
> Dry cleaning solvents  > Propane tanks (up to 40 lbs. or less) 
> Extension cords  > Rat poisons 
> Farm pesticides > Rechargeable batteries 
> Fertilizers > Swimming pool acids
> Fiberglass epoxies > Thermometers (Mercury) 
> Fire extinguishers > Thermostats
> Fluorescent bulbs > Vapes
> Ink/Toner Cartridges
> Weed killers
> Lawn / garden products