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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Season Ending Soon for Household Hazardous Waste Facility and Product Reuse Center

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The Blue Earth County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility and Product Reuse Center are closing for the regular season at the end of October. Remaining hours are all Tuesdays from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm, all Wednesday & Thursdays from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm and Saturday, October 10th from 8:00 am – 12:30 pm. The final day of the season will be October 29. 

The facility will re-open for winter appointments beginning December 1 for Blue Earth, Nicollet and LeSueur County residents. These appointments can be scheduled for Tuesdays from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. until the end of February. Residents with appointments can enter through the east gate and drive to the back of the facility. Proof of residency (license, utility bill, tax document) will be required upon arrival. The Product Reuse Area will not be open to residents during these appointments. More information on how/when to make an appointment coming in November. 

The HHW Facility accepts household wastes free of charge from residents. Examples of items include paint, household cleaners, yard and garden products, certain automotive products, caulking material, fluorescent bulbs, and aerosols. Please store any hazardous materials (including latex paint) in a warm area during the winter months to ensure they do not freeze. 

The regular 2021 season at the HHW Facility will begin on Tuesday, April 6. 

For more information, contact Property and Environmental Resources at (507) 304-4251. 

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