Minnesota’s recycling programs do an excellent job of keeping waste out of the solid waste disposal system. However, recycling is more than an alternative to waste disposal. It also conserves and reuses resources, creating new businesses in the process.
Annually, Carver County recycles over 45,000 tons, or 50% of its waste. Despite this accomplishment, Carver County could recycle much more!
Open a cupboard in your kitchen, basement or garage, and read a few product labels. If they contain the words caution, warning, danger or poison, they may contain materials that are hazardous to you and your family!
Minnesota State law prohibits the disposal of motor oil, oil filters and antifreeze on land, in the sewer system, or with solid waste. Carver County accepts used motor oil, filters and antifreeze from residents at six permanent drop-off locations as well as two Special Waste Collections.
Carver County operates rural recycling drop-off sites in the cities of Cologne, Mayer and Norwood Young America. The sites are open to residents and businesses year round.
Each year, Carver County conducts two Special Waste Collection days where residents can drop-off their special waste items.