Tri-County Solid Waste


Tri-County Solid Waste assists residents, businesses, and communities in Le Sueur, Nicollet, and Sibley counties (in southern Minnesota) to efficiently handle their waste streams. View Nicollet County Recycling and Solid Waste for the Regional Household Hazardous Waste Facility and Recycling Center hours, along with other local recycling and disposal options.

To view the meeting schedule of the Tri-County Solid Waste Joint Powers Board, click here: 2022 Tri-County Solid Waste Quarterly Meeting Dates

Earth Day is April 30, 2022!

Check out the videos below to learn some great recycling tips and ways you can celebrate Earth Day every day!

Household Hazardous Waste Facility Season Opening

The Blue Earth County Regional Household Hazardous Facility and Product Reuse Center are opening for the 2022 season on Tuesday, April 5th. The facility’s collection and Product Reuse Center, located at 651 Summit Avenue, will be open:

  • Tuesdays: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
  • Wednesdays & Thursdays: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • The 2nd Saturday of each month: 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

These hours are valid until the end of October 2022. Residents may drop-off waste during the above open hours without an appointment.


Items accepted at the facility include hazardous wastes from households in Blue Earth, Nicollet, and Le Sueur Counties, and farm chemicals from Blue Earth County farmers. Proof of residency must be shown upon arrival. Products should be in their original containers, if possible, with labels attached. Examples of items accepted include paints, stains, household cleaners, automotive products, batteries, and yard/garden chemicals. There is no fee for this service.

For more information, call Tri-County Solid Waste at 507-934-7078. You can also visit the Blue Earth County web link at

2022_Tri-County Collection Dates

Where can you properly dispose of...?

  • Ag bags
  • Appliances
  • Auto parts and tires
  • Batteries
  • Compost
  • Electronics
  • Hazardous waste
  • Metals
  • Paint
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Rural recycling
  • Sharps

Click HERE to use our interactive web map and find out! 

Click the link below to view the PDF version:

The Do's and Don't's of Recycling