The Blue Earth County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility and Product Reuse Center are closing for the 2018 season at the end of October. Remaining hours are all Tuesdays in October from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The final day of the season will be October 30.
The HHW Facility accepts household wastes free of charge from residents of Blue Earth, Nicollet, and LeSueur Counties. Examples of items accepted include paint, household cleaners, yard and garden products, certain automotive products, caulking material, fluorescent bulbs, and aerosols.
Many of the projects that are deemed to still be useable are set on shelves in the Product Reuse Center, where people at least 18 years of age may take them, free of charge.
The 2019 season at the HHW Facility will begin on Tuesday, April 2.
For information about how to safely store products over the winter, call the 24-Hour Waste and Recycling Hotline at (507) 304-4242 or visit www.blueearthcountymn.gov. The HHW Facility and Product Reuse Center are located at 651 Summit Avenue in Mankato.