Nearly two-thirds of what ends up in landfills and garbage incinerators in Minnesota could have been reused, recycled, or composted. If the current trends continue, nearly 8 million tons of additional waste will be sent to landfills over the next 20 years. - MPCA (2023)
In Lac qui Parle County, recycling is available via curbside pickup or by using drop off site locations, depending on your community.
For any questions on recycling, please contact the Environmental Office at (320) 598-3132 (M-F, 8:30a-4:30p).
NO PLASTIC BAGS IN THE RECYCLING TRAILERS/BINS!! These cannot be recycled this way and get caught in the machinery, causing the recycling process to be stopped to remove them. If you bring recyclables in plastic bags, PLEASE empty bags into the proper bin and take plastic bags home with you. They can be reused, recycled at stores such as Walmart, or disposed of in your garbage.
NO GARBAGE ALLOWED in bins
Please close lids to keep out rain, snow, and animals.
Call Olson Sanitation at 320-769-4610 or 800-420-1914 if bins are full or you have any questions . Do not leave recyclables on the ground if bins are full.