Recycling

Recycling is available via curbside pickup or by using drop off site locations, depending upon your community. Web Photo- Recycling Learn more:

What & How to Recycle

Lac qui Parle county residents are asked to separate recyclables into the following TWO categories and place by curb/alley on scheduled pickup dates or bring to drop off sites on the designated dates and times for your community.

CATEGORY 1:  ALL GLASS, PLASTIC AND METAL MAY BE COMINGLED

CATEGORY 2:  ALL PAPER AND CARDBOARD MAY BE COMINGLED

 

CATEGORY 1:  GLASS 

ACCEPTABLE

  • General Rule: Any Glass Food or Beverage Container (Clear, Brown, Green)

NOT ACCEPTABLE

  • Dishes, Drinking Glasses
  • Window Glass, Mirrors
  • Ceramics, Vases
  • Casseroles
  • Light Bulbs
  • Any Broken Glass

 

CATEGORY 1:  PLASTIC

ACCEPTABLE

  • General Rule: Any Plastic Container with a 2” or Less Opening with a on Bottom
  • Accept: #1, #2, #4, #5, & #7

NOT ACCEPTABLE

  • PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS
  • Bread Bags, Sandwich Bags
  • Any Styrofoam, Packing Peanuts
  • Plastic Egg Cartons, Meat Trays
  • Cups, Plates, Cutlery
  • Toys, Tools, Baskets, Hangers
  • Rope, Pipe, Furniture, Etc.
  • Cat Litter Containers
  • Paint Cans with Metal Rims
  • Medical Tubing

 

CATEGORY 1:  METAL

ACCEPTABLE

  • Pop & Beer Can
  • Pie Pans and Trays
  • Tin Food Cans
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Empty Only Aerosol Cans
  • Scrap Metal

NOT ACCEPTABLE

  • Household Hazardous Waste Cans
  • Our Recycler Prefers Empty Metal Paint Cans be Disposed of in the Garbage

 

CATEGORY 2:  PAPER

ACCEPTABLE 

  • Newspaper, Glossy Inserts
  • Magazines, Catalogs
  • Phone Books
  • White & Colored Office Paper
  • Envelopes, Junk Mail
  • Paper Bags
  • Seed Bags-Remove Plastic Insert

NOT ACCEPTABLE

  • Used Paper Plates, Cups, Napkins
  • Carbon Paper, Construction Paper
  • Wrapping Paper
  • Hard Cover Books
  • Wax Paper, Food Wrappers

 

CATEGORY 2: CARDBOARD     PLEASE FLATTEN TO CONSOLIDATE   

ACCEPTABLE 

  • All Corrugated Cardboard (Clean and Dry)
  • Paperboard from Cereal, Cracker, Cake, Food, & Beverage Boxes, Etc.
  • Cardboard Egg Cartons
  • Pringle Cans-Remove Metal

NOT ACCEPTABLE

  • Milk & Juice Cartons
  • Frozen & Refrigerated Food Cartons

 

RECYCLING REMINDERS:

  • IF BINS ARE FULL-PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE RECYCLABLES ON THE GROUND BY TRAILER…PLEASE COME BACK WHEN TRAILER HAS BEEN EMPTIED
  • PLEASE CLOSE LIDS TO KEEP OUT RAIN
  • NO GARBAGE
  • IF YOU BRING RECYCLABLES IN PLASTIC BAGS, EMPTY BAGS INTO PROPER BIN AND TAKE YOUR PLASTIC BAGS BACK HOME WITH YOU

For more information about Recycling and Problem Material Disposal in our Southwest Minnesota Region, visit the Southwest Regional Solid Waste Commission Website.