Environmental Services manages the Residential Curbside and Drop Off Recycling programs of Steele County.
Steele County made significant changes to its residential recycling program during the fall of 2012 when urban residents received new, larger carts to hold recyclables, rural recycling drop sites all switched to using large metal containers that can hold many more materials and recyclers can mix all materials together for Single or No-Sort recycling. Recyclers are able to recycle even more materials with this new program as well.
New blue 64 gallon recycling carts with yellow lids and wheels are now used at homes in Owatonna, Blooming Prairie, Ellendale (including Thompson Oaks), Medford and Lazy “U” Mobile Home Park.
The Steele County/Waste Management Recycling Center in Owatonna is located at 1171 Brady Blvd. (northwest of the Hoffman Drive-State Avenue intersection):
Hours: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m.-Noon Saturdays
Phone: (507) 456-4894
The same materials accepted at curbside may be brought to this site, plus used motor oil and used motor oil filters are accepted free of charge. Tires, major appliances, car batteries, and electronics are accepted for a fee.
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