Steele County owns and operates the Steele County Landfill located along Hwy. 218 between Owatonna and Blooming Prairie. The landfill accepts mixed solid waste, industrial waste, demolition debris and asbestos containing material for disposal.
The landfill also has a recycling station where people may recycle numerous types of papers and cans and bottles and a tank where residents may recycle used motor oil and used oil filters free of charge. For various fees, the landfill also accepts appliances, electronics (computers, TVs, DVD players, VCRs), tires, and clean concrete/bituminous for recycling.
From May through September at the landfill a household hazardous waste facility accepts hazardous wastes from homes for proper disposal free of charge. See below for more information.
2017 Steele County Landfill Rates
Prices include all applicable taxes.
|MIXED SOLID WASTE|
Compacted and Non compacted (per ton)
Mixed solid wastes include plastic, paper, cardboard, household garbage, furniture, treated wood, empty cans and containers, Styrofoam, caulking tubes, carpets, asbestos shingles and new construction materials.
|Large Trucks (per ton)||$25.00|
|Concrete (clean and separated)||$6.00|
Demolition debris includes materials from the demolition of buildings or roads, such as masonry, untreated wood, glass, rock, plastic building parts and asphalt shingles. Please note that loads of demolition debris must be kept separate from mixed solid waste materials in order to be charged at the demolition debris rate.
Minnesota landfills are not allowed to bury liquids of any kind, hazardous waste or fluorescent light bulbs, tires, major appliances, vehicle batteries, motor oil, oil filters and electronic devices containing a screen or video display such as TV sets and computer monitors.
|TV's, Computer Monitors (each)||(each)||$20.00|
|Misc. Electronics - VCRs, DVDs, CPUs etc.
Recycled at Consumer Request. State law does not require recycling of these types of electronics.
|Tires (each)||Car||$ 4.00|
|Petroleum Contaminated Soil & Waste||per ton||$10.00|
|Mattresses, Box Springs||per ton||$300.00|
Appliances include dishwashers, refrigerators, stoves and ranges, water heaters, clothes dryers, clothes washers, garbage disposals, trash compactors, microwave ovens, freezers, residential furnaces, dehumidifiers and heat pumps.
Yard Waste Compost
All four cities in Steele County operate community yard waste compost sites for their residents. Call the City office for more information on location and hours of each facility:
- Blooming Prairie 507-583-7573
- Ellendale 507-684-2681
- Medford 507-455-2866
- Owatonna's Yard Waste Compost Site is available for use by anyone. For more information on location, hours, what is accepted, charges and products available for purchase, click here http://www.ci.owatonna.mn.us/stormwater/municipal-yard-waste-compost-program
|Hours:||7:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 1:00 pm Saturday
|Address:||9420 SE 64th Ave
Blooming Prairie MN 55917