Residential Garbage Service in Southern Minnesota

Though our primary focus is on helping large manufacturing and processing companies recycle their uncommon waste or convert their waste to energy, we do cater to some residential areas. Like other waste solutions companies, we do have a set of trucks that navigate the streets for residential garbage services. In addition, we also rent dumpsters in certain areas. We will provide you with resources to help you reduce the waste that your home or small business produces.



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Working Toward a Larger Goal

At LJP Waste Solutions, we strive to keep all waste out of landfills as part of the zero landfill initiative. Though we typically focus on larger manufacturers, we do provide residential garbage services. Our goals with our residential services are the same as they are with commercial businesses. Though we don’t offer the same in-depth analysis of the materials you dispose of with our residential services, we do take care of them the same way we do with our commercial clients.

By recycling materials that can be reused and converting the rest to clean fuel, we help keep solid waste out of landfills. The clean fuel we convert from your waste is called Refuse-Derived Fuel, which is used to power multiple power plants, including two in Minnesota.

What is Refuse-Derived Fuel (RDF)?

At LJP Waste Solutions, we convert certain materials we collect from our clients to Refuse-Derived Fuel (RDF), while recycling the rest. By converting certain materials to RDF, we are able to provide clean fuel to some of Xcel Energy’s power plants. After your materials are brought to our facility in Mankato, they are sorted by category, such as metal or plastic, before either being recycled or turned into fuel. Materials that are combustible are separated from the rest and used for RDF. Noncombustible materials are then recycled.

We work hand-in-hand with Xcel Energy to help create a more sustainable world. Xcel has multiple power plants throughout the country, including a handful in Minnesota. Two of Xcel’s power plants in Minnesota use RDF as their primary sources of energy, while the remainder use solar and wind energy.

Additional Services

Though residential areas are not our primary focus, we do cater to a select few residential areas for traditional garbage services. After our expert staff has collected the waste from up and down the streets, as well as from small businesses, it’s treated the same way as large quantities of waste from our larger corporate clients. To learn more about our residential pickups and the schedules for those areas, visit this page. We also rent some of our equipment, such as dumpsters.

Request a Consultation Today

If you’re interested in LJP’s waste solutions services, contact our team. We will let you know if your property falls into one of our zones before giving you information regarding deadlines and pick-up times. To learn more about our waste solutions and environmental services today, give us a call at 507-625-1968 or message us on our contact page.


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