Solid Waste (Recycling)


Recycling Facility: Monday - Friday 8am to 4pm (except on government holidays)

24/7 recycling baskets available for after hour and weekend recyclers

HHW Facility: Monday - Friday 8am to 4pm (except on government holidays)

Main Contact phone:
toll free1(800) 335-0575

The McLeod County Solid Waste Management department is responsible for managing a variety of programs including the Household Hazardous Waste Facility and mobile collections, curbside recycling, drop-box and township shed recycling locations, public education on various solid waste abatement topics, solid waste licensing and permitting, Solid Waste Ordinance coordination and enforcement, landfill surcharges, problem material management (fluorescent bulbs, tires, appliances, electronics, empty pesticide containers, etc), yard waste, and source reduction.

McLeod County Solid Waste Facility


Residents in McLeod County no longer have to "Sort" their recycling. All acceptable recyclable material can now be co-mingled in the new green/tan recycling cart. Recycling collection will still take place on your designated refuse/organics collection day, with the exception that, recycling collection will be EVERY OTHER WEEK.

Single-sort FAQ's

GreenSeats Program

FREE Recycling of Child safety seats. This program began in May of 2011 and has been growing in popularity, so don't miss out on the opportunity to safely dispose of unsafe childseats.

Burn Barrels R Bad: Check out this link to the MPCA's webpage providing factsheets and data pertaining to the environmental and health hazards of backyard burning.

Contact us with any questions.



The first year of single-sort has cycled on our Facebook page for program and department updates.

Bring your hazardous wastes to the McLeod County HHW Facility year round for proper disposal. The HHW Facility is located at 1065 5th Avenue SE in Hutchinson. Come visit or Free Product Reuse (fREeUSE) Room.

Downloadable Files:
Backyard Burning Factsheet