Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility

Facility Closes for the Season

The Household Hazardous Waste Facility and Product Reuse Center have closed for the 2021 Season. The last day open is Thursday, October 28th. The facility reopens for the 2022 Season on the first Tuesday in April. If you have household hazardous waste to dispose of, please follow these simple steps to safely store your items over the winter.

  • Keep products away from heat sources, such as furnaces. Many hazardous waste items release dangerous gases or catch fire if exposed to a heat source. 
  • Do NOT store products where they can freeze.
  • Keep products in the original containers with labels attached. 
  • Do not mix products. 
  • Keep out of reach of children and pets. 

Winter Collections

The Household Hazardous Waste Facility will be open to Blue Earth, Nicollet, and Le Sueur County residents for winter appointments beginning Tuesday, December 7th. It will be open Tuesday and Thursday afternoons until 4 pm by appointment only, until the end of February. The Product Reuse Center will not be open to the public during these appointments. 

  • You must have proof of residency upon arrival - license, utility bill, or tax document
  • Residents can enter through the east gate and drive to the back of the facility
  • To make an appointment call 507-304-4251

Hours of Operation

Open April - End of October
Tuesday         12 - 6 PM
Wednesday  12 - 4 PM
Thursday       12 - 4 PM
Second Saturday   8 AM - 12:30 PM

Product Reuse Center
Tuesdays      12 - 6 PM

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


Below 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