RESIDENTIAL GARBAGE & RECYCLING FAQ'S

Residential Service FAQs

Can batteries be thrown in the trash?

Most common, household batteries can be thrown in the trash if they are alkaline and non-rechargeable. Rechargeable, button, and lead batteries cannot be thrown in the trash. They are accepted at LJP for a fee. Please call our customer service at 507-625-1968 for current pricing.

Where can I bring my old light bulbs?

Depending on the type of bulb you have, some can be thrown in the trash while others may require special disposal. Incandescent and halogen bulbs can be thrown in the trash. Otherwise they can be thrown in the trash. Fluorescent bulbs cannot be thrown in the trash. This includes the compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL’s). Fluorescent bulbs are accepted at LJP for a fee. Please call our customer service line at 507-625-1968 for current pricing.

What should I do with unused ammunition, fireworks, or other explosives?

These are not accepted at LJP and cannot be thrown in the trash. Most counties have a program for their disposal. Contact your local sheriff’s department to learn more.

Is styrofoam recyclable? What about milk and juice cartons?

Styrofoam cannot be recycled and needs to be thrown in the trash. Milk and juice cartons are recyclable through LJP.

Can needles or other sharps be thrown in the trash?

Needles and other sharps present a danger to anyone that may be coming into contact with your trash. We therefore ask that they are not put into your trash kirbies. There are online services that will pick up sharps containers and properly dispose of them. Both Hy-Vee locations in Mankato will accept sharps containers for $5.

Where can I bring paint, cleaners, or other potentially hazardous substances?

Potentially hazardous substances, such as paint, cleaners, fertilizers, or pesticides, are not accepted at LJP. Most counties have a Household Hazardous Waste facility that will accept these materials. Below are the locations for local Household Hazardous Waste Facilities:

Blue Earth, Nicollet, Le Sueur, and Sibley Counties: Blue Earth County HHW Facility

Waseca County: Waseca County Hazardous Waste Disposal

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