Blue Earth County Recycling Center

Enjoy single stream recycling at the Blue Earth County Recycling Center. No need to sort – all materials go in the same bin.

Recycling Center Brochure 

Location & Hours

  • The Blue Earth County Recycling Center is located at:
    The Waste Management Campus
    725 Waseca Ave. (LeHillier Area)
    Mankato, MN 56001
  • Drive-Through Facility is open:
    • Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Saturday + Sunday  CLOSED
  • 24-Hour Drop-Off available for most materials


Materials accepted free for recycling:  

  • Glass- Containers and Jars (with lid removed)
  • Metal- Cans 
  • Paper- Mixed Paper, Magazines, Newspaper, Books, Cartons, Flattened Cardboard
  • Plastics- #1, 2, 5 Containers and Bottles (keep lids on)


1) All recyclables should be clean and dry.  

2) Do not nest materials with unlike materials. For example, do not place metal cans in a        cereal box.

3) Do not place your recyclables in plastic bags. Please use paper bags instead. Recycle plastic bags at the store where you got them.

Other Items Accepted for a Fee

Items accepted at the drive-through facility for a fee include major appliances, tires, automotive batteries, pallets and electronics.  For more information, call (507) 304-4251.