Residential Garbage Service in Southern Minnesota

At LJP Waste Solutions, our primary focus is helping large companies recycle uncommon materials and convert waste to energy. However, we also offer services in some residential areas near Mankato, where our main office is located.

  • Residential Garbage Services
    Like other waste solutions companies, we have trucks that navigate the streets to pick up trash and recycling.
  • Recycling
    We recycle several common materials that can be reused and accept special items like lightbulbs for a fee.
  • Sustainable Waste Disposal
    For any waste that can’t be recycled, we convert it to clean fuel that’s used by Minnesota power plants.
  • Dumpster Rental
    In certain areas, we also rent dumpsters in a variety of sizes.

LJP Waste Solutions provides resources to help you reduce the waste that your home or small business produces. Our team is happy to walk you through our guidelines and teach you how to recycle efficiently at home. Contact us today to get started!



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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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