Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility

Winter Operations

The Household Hazardous Waste Facility will be open by appointment only on Tuesday afternoons from December 1st through February 23rd. Appointments are available for Blue Earth, Nicollet, and Le Sueur County residents with proof of residency (license, utility bill, tax statement, etc.). Residents may enter through the east gate and drive to the back of the facility. Product Reuse Center will not be available at this time. 

To make an appointment, call: 507-304-4251 

During winter months, store your hazardous waste products in a warm area to ensure they do not freeze. This makes products unavailable for future use or recycling. 

The 2021 HHW season operations will begin on Tuesday, April 6th. 

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