Recycling

Services

Hometown Sanitation provides recycling services to Watonwan County via curbside pick up and recycling sheds in 8 locations throughout the county. Our curbside bin and recycling shed services accept plastics with the numbers 1, 2, & 5 along with the items on the acceptable list.

Butterfield

Darfur
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Godahl
La Salle
Lewisville
Madelia
Odin
St. James 

Watonwan County Recycling Schedule 2021                                     West Central Sanitation Schedule 2021 (St. James only)

Madelia Recycling Schedule 2021

Watonwan County Recycling Shed Schedule 

Watonwan County Paint / Hazardous Chemical Drop-Off  *1st Wednesday of the month, April - October  NEW IN 2021

Acceptable Items

  • Brown grocery bags
  • Beer & Soda cases (flattened)
  • Cake & Snack boxes (flattened)
  • Cardboard (non-waxed)
  • Cardboard
  • Catalogs
  • Cereal boxes
  • Magazines
  • Office / School Paper (all colors)
  • Junk Mail
  • Newspaper & Inserts
  • Telephone books & other soft cover books
  • Juice Cartons (plastic)
  • Milk Cartons & Jugs
  •  Plastics containers #1, #2, & #5
  • Water Bottles
  • Yogurt tubs, Butter tubs, etc.
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Empty aerosol cans (non-toxic & no caps)
  • Metal Household Items (cooking pots & pans)
  • Steel Food Cans
  • Tin & Other Household metals
  • Beer, Wine & Alcohol Bottles
  • Glass Containers that contained food or beverage
  • All colored Glass (brown, green, blue, and clear)

Recycling / Shed Notes

  • Recycling carts must be on the curb by 7:00am on pick up day.
  • Do NOT leave bags of items on the floor in recycling sheds.
  • Do NOT leave items in plastic bags.
  • Do NOT bundle newspapers
  • Items smaller than your fist are garbage.
  • When in doubt....throw it out!!

Recycling Facility Video

The facility shown in the video is one used by Watonwan County to get rid of our recycling.  It does a great job of explaining why some things can’t be recycled.  Check it out below. 

Dem-Con Video

Prohibited items

  • Auto Glass
  • Ashes (hot or cold)
  • Batteries
  • Ceramics
  • Christmas Lights / Christmas Trees
  • Clothes
  • Coat Hangers
  • Concrete, rocks, gravel or wood
  • Compostable plastics
  • Diapers
  • Dishware
  • Drinking Glasses
  • Egg Cartons
  • Electronic Waste (batteries, phones, etc.)
  • Extension Cords
  •  Food Waste / Organic Material
  • Garden Hoses
  • Glass Bakeware / Cookware (Pyrex)
  • Hazardous Chemical Containers
  • Light Bulbs
  • Medical Waste
  • Microwave Trays
  • Mirror Glass
  • Motor Oil
  • Needles
  • Packing Peanuts
  • Paper Products with food residue
  • Paper towels, napkins or tissues
  • Photos, slides, or transparancies
  • Pizza boxes
  • Plastic bags and film
  • Plastic Tarps
  • Plastic Food Wraps
  • Porcelain
  • Scrap Metal
  • Shredded Paper
  • Softener Salt bags
  • Styrofoam
  • Syringes
  • Waxed Cardboard & Paper
  • Window Glass

Sharps Disposal

Information on sharps disposal can be found on the Solid Waste Page.   

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Questions?

Kyla Schlomann507-375-1225
Solid Waste Administratorkyla.schlomann@co.watonwan.mn.us