Household Hazardous Waste
Spring collections are held the last Tuesday of May in Butterfield and the last Wednesday of May in St. James.
Fall collections are held the last Tuesday of September in Madelia and the last Wednesday of September in St. James.
For full details on these events, check out the links below.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Information
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Fees
A demolition permit is required to ensure you are in compliance with Minn. R. 7035.0805 prior to the commencement of renovation/demolition. The process to obtain the necessary permit is as follows:
- Complete the demolition permit and submit to the Solid Waste Administrator for review and submittal to the state.
- Upon notification from the state, the required ten (10) day waiting period will begin.
- Solid Waste Administrator will notify the applicant of the demolition start date.
- Demolition materials must be hauled to a demolition landfill by a Watonwan County Licensed Solid Waste Hauler.
Burning paper, plastic, and other garbage is illegal, and has been since 1969! Over the past 50+ years our trash has changed. There’s a lot more plastic and chemically-treated paper and other stuff in our trash today. When you burn it, it makes poison.
Dangers of Backyard Burning
Sharps are not to be disposed of in the recycling bin or the trash. Please see the information below on how to properly dispose of sharps.