Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility

Facility Closes for the Season
The Household Hazardous Waste Facility and Product Reuse Center have closed for the 2019 Season. The last day open was Tuesday, October 29th. The facility reopens on the first Tuesday in April 2020 (see calendar below). 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, as many release dangerous gases if they catch fire
  • 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 County household residents for winter appointments beginning December 3rd.  It will be open Tuesday afternoons until 4 pm by appointment only, until the end of February.  The Product Reuse Center will not be open to residents 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 507-304-4381

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


  • April through October (2020 HHW Calendar)
    • Tuesdays - Noon to 6:00 pm
    • Second Saturday of each month - 8:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • November through March - Closed


Here 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