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Business Hazardous Waste & VSQG Program
The Program
A Very Small Quantity Generator (VSQG) is not necessarily a small company. This classification refers to the amount of hazardous waste generated, not the size of the company or institution.
  • To be a VSQG, a business or organization must generate 660 pounds of hazardous waste or less per year
  • For businesses with accumulated wastes, there is a one-time cleanout allowance
  • Wastes accepted by appointment only

The Blue Earth County VSQG program will help
  • Dispose of hazardous waste safely
  • Dispose of hazardous waste affordably

Blue Earth County can assist in the entire process
  • Apply for an Environmental Protection Agency Identification Number
  • Provide an information packet and application form
  • Provide guidelines and labels for transportation (business transports)
  • Set up an appointment for drop-off
  • Make arrangements for payment of disposal costs

Go to VSQG Wastes page for a partial list of accepted wastes

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


Ph: (507) 304-4381
Fx: (507) 304-4431

24-Hour Waste and Recycling Hotline:
(507) 304-4242

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday